This blueberry soda is a deliciously refreshing homemade drink and one that is super easy to make!
❤️Why you will love this recipe
- Making this homemade soda drink is very easy. You only need 5 ingredients - blueberries, lemon, sugar, soda and water.
- The blueberry syrup works as a blueberry juice concentrate and can be easily mixed with soda to make the blueberry soda, anytime you want.
- It makes a great alternative to a soft drink.
- The good thing about this recipe is that you can make the syrup ahead of time, and simply mix it with the soda water right before serving.
- This also makes an excellent summer drink for parties and get-togethers.
- It is a great way to use up blueberries during blueberry season.
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- Blueberries - Can use either fresh blueberries or frozen ones. Wash the fresh ones before using. For the frozen ones, thaw them first and discard any liquid.
- Lemon juice - enhances the taste of the blueberry soda. Use fresh lemons and strain first before using to remove any seeds.
- Sugar - sweetens the soda drink. Use white sugar (coarse or granulated) to not alter the color of the drink.
- Water - use filtered water.
- Soda water or club soda - best to be kept chilled for a cooling drink.
- Ice cubes
*Refer to the recipe card below for exact quantities of the ingredients above. For best results, use a digital kitchen scale where applicable*
🧾Substitution and variations
- If you do not have soda water or carbonated water, you can make this blueberry soda with plain chilled drinking water. You won't be able to call the drink a soda anymore, since there is no soda in it, but it remains just as refreshing and yummy.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you do try, please let me know in the comments section below!
👩🏻🍳How to make
Making the syrup
Start by making the homemade blueberry syrup.
- Measure 150ml water into a medium saucepan.
- Add sugar and turn on the heat to low. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Next, add the blueberries.
- Cook them over low heat until they turn soft.
- Remove the syrup from heat. Strain it into a measuring jug.
- Press with a spoon to squeeze all the juice out. Let it cool to room temperature. Place the syrup in the fridge if you wish to cool it faster.
- Once the syrup has cooled down, strain the lemon juice in. Mix well.
- If you do not wish to use the blueberry simple syrup immediately, pour it into a clean bottle and keep it refrigerated for up to one week.
🍽️Serving & storage
- To make the drink, pour the prepared blueberry syrup into a 2 liter pitcher.
- Add the chilled soda and stir well.
- Top the drink with ice cubes if you wish. Serve the drinks immediately.
- To make a single serving of the blueberry soda, mix one part of the syrup with 3 parts of chilled soda.
- The blueberry soda syrup can last in the fridge for at least one week. If you wish to keep it longer, it is best frozen (up to one month).
- For convenience of use, you can freeze the syrup in readily measured, smaller quantities so that you can easily pop them into your glass or pitcher without having to wait for larger block of it to thaw to be measured.
Soda water is carbonated water. It is also sometimes called sparkling water, or fizzy water. It is water that contains dissolved carbon dioxide. You will see tiny bubbles of gas in the water, in the same way you see them in other carbonated drinks like Coke, Sprite and such, except that this water is not flavored or sugar added.
Soda water can be enjoyed on its own and is also often mixed with alcoholic drinks and fruit juice.
Yes, you can. This soda recipe is written for fresh blueberries, however it can also be made with frozen berries.
When using frozen blueberries, thaw them first. Start by making the sugar syrup (ie. dissolve sugar in water over low heat) as usual and then add in the thawed fruits. Cook the fruits for a few minutes until they turn completely soft.
Soda water contains gas. The longer you leave it open, the more the gas will be released. At one point, the gas will be totally released and the water will just be normal drinking water.
To fully enjoy the fizzy effect of the soda water, it is best opened (it often comes in bottles or cans) and mixed right before serving.
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Blueberry Soda Blueberry Soda (A Refreshing Homemade Drink)
For best results, use the metrics measurements. US customary measurements have not been tested and are only meant for guide.
- 150 ml lemon juice
- 150 g sugar
- 60 g blueberries
- 150 ml water (at room temperature)
- 1350 ml soda water (chilled)
- Ice cubes
Making the blueberry syrup
- Measure 150ml water (at room temperature) into a medium saucepan.
- Add sugar and cook it over low heat until it is completely dissolved.
- Add the blueberries and continue cooking until the blueberries turn soft.
- Remove the syrup from heat. Strain it into a measuring jug. Press the blueberries with a spoon to mash them and squeeze out all the juice.
- Let the syrup cool down completely and then strain the lemon juice in. Mix well.
- Pour the syrup into a glass jar or bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.
Making the blueberry soda drink
- To make the blueberry soda, pour the above blueberry syrup into a 2 liters pitcher.
- Add the chilled soda water and mix well.
- Add ice cubes if you wish and serve immediately.
- This recipe makes 2 liters of blueberry soda made entirely with chilled soda water and without ice cubes.
- If you wish to add ice cubes, reduce the soda water in the recipe accordingly. This will avoid the blueberry soda from becoming too diluted as the ice cubes melt.
- To make the blueberry soda in a single serving, mix 1 part of the blueberry syrup with 3 parts of soda water.
- Soda water is best served immediately as keeping it for long after opening will result in its fizzy effect to disappear.