The Best Sodastream Recipes – Putting the Sizzle in Your Soda

In addition to the practical benefits, one of the most delicious advantages of having a SodaStream is the ability to make tasty recipes. Rather than limiting yourself a six-pack featuring a single flavor, you can use the machine to make an incredible range of appealing drinks. From beverages featuring healthy ingredients to drinks and desserts suitable for an indulgent night indoors, the following flavorful drinks and treats can perk up your palette all year long.

1. Melon Mint Quench

Enjoy the soothing qualities of mint enhanced with your favorite melon flavor. With its cooling effect on the body, mint can refresh your senses while offering a unique alternative to citrus-type drinks.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh juice from one large lemon
  • 400 grams of your favorite melon (such as seedless watermelon or honeydew)
  • 25 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 spearmint springs
  • 1.0 liter sparkling water
  • 30 mL SodaStream Simple Syrup
  • Optional: 240 milliliters (mL) vodka

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the sparkling water by fizzing 1.0 liter of sparkling water in your SodaStream.
  2. Slice melon into desired shape and size. (Consider using a vegetable cutter to achieve unique and attractive shapes.)
  3. Combine sparkling water, lemon juice, simple syrup, and melon (as well as vodka if desired).
  4. Add mint leaves and springs. Stir thoroughly.
  5. Serve over ice and enjoy.

2. Kombucha Apple Seltzer

Kombucha is a fermented tea tonic that has soared in popularity in recent years. Often considered a functional food, many health enthusiasts drink kombucha for its probiotic benefits. Instead of purchasing small servings of kombucha at a health food store, however, you can make your own refreshing kombucha drinks at home.

Ingredients:

  • 5.0 ounces of kombucha
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1.0 liter sparkling water
  • Two fresh apples
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the sparkling water by fizzing 1.0 liter of filtered water in your SodaStream.
  2. Slice apples into desired shape and size. (Consider using a fruit cutter to create unique and attractive apple shapes.)
  3. Combine ice, sparkling water, fresh mint leaves, and kombucha into a glass.
  4. Pour sparkling over the kombucha mixture.
  5. Garnish with apple slices. Serve immediately and enjoy.

3. Classic Raspberry Lemonade

Raspberries are among the most popular kinds of fruit added to old-fashioned lemonade. This fresh take on a classic recipe is a great way to sparkle and sweeten one of the most beloved drinks of all time. Whether you want to host a lemonade stand or serve something different with lunch and dinner, it does not get much better than sipping on this blend.

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of raspberries
  • 60 mL of old-fashioned lemonade syrup
  • Five springs of fresh thyme
  • 1.0 liter sparkling water
  • 12 ounces of NON-carbonated water
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Heat raspberries and non-carbonated water to make the fruit tender and enable the seeds to easily separate.
  2. While fruit is still hot, place in a metal sieve and mash gently with a small potato-masher to extract the juice. Set the juice aside for later and discard the seeds.
  3. Prepare the sparkling water by fizzing 1.0 liter of filtered water in your SodaStream.
  4. In four separate rocks glasses, combine ice cubes, a teaspoon of raspberry juice, 15 mL of lemonade syrup.
  5. Top each glass with 125 mL of sparkling water. Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy.

4. Organic Strawberry Milkshake

What can be better than the quintessential fruit milkshake? As one of the most nostalgic beverages around, the milkshake is a great as a stand-alone drink or dessert. Strawberry is one of the three “original” milkshake flavors, and the fact that this drink is organic means that you can enjoy your treat guilt-free. Take a trip down memory lane or create new pastimes to enjoy with this strawberry shake.

Ingredients:

  • 2.0 pounds of very ripe organic strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3.0 cups of cold water
  • 2.0 cups of white sugar
  • 250 mL sparkling water
  • Organic vanilla ice cream
  • Milk

Instructions:

  1. To prepare organic strawberry syrup, place strawberries and cold water into saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir, reduce heat, and simmer until strawberries are soft.
  2. Strain strawberry juice into a second saucepan using a fine mesh strainer. Discard pulp.
  3. Stir white sugar into until it dissolves. Bring the juice mixture back to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for a final five minutes. Skim any excess foam off the top of the syrup. Turn off heat and let cool the syrup cool to room temperature.
  5. Pour syrup into a lidded container and refrigerate until cold.
  6. To make the organic milkshake, combine one-part syrup to five-parts milk.
  7. Pour the syrup-milk mixture into a blender. Add ice cream and top with chocolate syrup OR sparkling water as desired. Blend.
  8. Divide finished milkshake into four glass milk-bottles. Garnish with a whole strawberry and red-and-white striped straw. Enjoy.

5. “Life of the Party” Punch

Party punch is an instant way to make any gathering feel welcoming and authentic. Whether you are hosting a holiday get-together, lounging outdoors, or planning an epic house party, this punch can help ensure that everyone has a good time. You can prepare this punch with or without alcohol along with other party foods.

Ingredients:

  • Six limes, peeled and diced
  • 7.0 ounces of red currants
  • 7.0 ounces of raspberries
  • 7.0 ounces of blueberries
  • 20 teaspoons of granulated sugar
  • 1.0 ounce of SodaStream Berry Mix Flavor
  • SodaStream sparkling water
  • Crushed ice
  • Optional: One bottle of sugar cane rum and 3.5 ounces of orange-flavored liqueur

Instructions:

  1. Place the limes and half of the fruit ingredients into a large, glass punch bowl. Crush these ingredients against the side of the glass using a muddler. Let sit for five minutes.
  2. After the five minutes, add the sugar and Berry Mix Flavor into the punch bowl. Add the rum and liqueur if desired. Stir well.
  3. Fill the bowl with crushed ice and top with sparkling water. Add the rest of the berries and stir gently.
  4. Garnish with lime slices and enjoy!
  5. Bonus Tip: For winter holidays, try using cranberries and blackberries (instead of raspberries and blueberries) along with orange or clementine slices (instead of lime) as a special treat.

6. Ginger Peachy Cocktail

For many chefs, ginger and peaches make the perfect culinary match. Ginger can enhance the plush flavor of peaches while offering antioxidant benefits to boot. You can also add optional alcohol to this blend to create a true cocktail worth celebrating.

Ingredients:

  • One peach, sliced and pitted
  • One nectarine, sliced and pitted
  • Six basil leaves
  • 30 mL lemon juice
  • SodaStream sparkling water
  • 1.0 cup brown sugar
  • 1.0 cup white sugar
  • 7.0 ounces of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced (Note: Removing the hard exterior will result in approximately 4.0 ounces of sliced ginger)
  • 4.0 teaspoons of whole Allspice mix (with cardamom pods, peppercorns, and anise pods)
  • 2.0 cups of NON-carbonated water
  • Optional: 45 mL of gin

Instructions:

  1. To make sweet ginger syrup, combine non-carbonated water, white sugar, brown sugar, and sliced ginger into a small pot.
  2. In a separate saucepan, toast the Allspice until it begins to brown and become fragrant. Add the toasted Allspice to the ginger-sugar water mixture.
  3. Bring mixture to a simmer and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let the ingredients steep into water until cool.
  4. Use a metal strainer to remove solid ingredients. Discard the solid mash. Refrigerate the ginger syrup until cold.
  5. To make the ginger-peach cocktail, combine peach slices, nectarine slices, and basil leaves with lemon juice and muddle inside clean serving glasses.
  6. Add ginger syrup and optional gin to each glass, then top with sparkling water.
  7. Garnish with an extra peach slice and basil leaves. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Bonus Tip: For a quick alternative to cola, combine 2.0 tablespoons of ginger syrup with 12 ounces of sparkling water for a refreshing glass of homemade ginger ale.


7. Old-Fashioned Root Beer Float

One of the main benefits of owning a SodaStream is the ability to make old-fashioned treats with ease. This root-beer float recipe transports your senses back to a classic American diner or dive. Whether you want a midday treat or a fun idea for sleepovers and gatherings, try this recipe to enjoy ice cream and soda the old-fashioned way.

Frozen Dark Stout Beer Float with Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups brown sugar
  • 1.0 ounce sarsaparilla root
  • 1.0 ounce sassafras root
  • 0.5 ounce licorice root
  • 0.5 ounce burdock root
  • 0.5 ounce dandelion root
  • 0.5 ounce juniper berries
  • 2.0 quarts of NON-carbonated water
  • 0.5 cup plain milk
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • SodaStream sparkling water
  • Optional: Whipped cream, maraschino cherries, and chocolate shavings or sprinkles for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a small pot, combine non-carbonated water, roots, and berries. Bring the mixture to boil, then reduce to simmer. Let the roots and berries steep for at least one hour (longer for stronger root beer flavor).
  2. After steeping, add brown sugar. Stir to dissolve.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool and then strain into a lidded container. Discard boiled mash. Refrigerate the herb-syrup mix until cold.
  4. To make the root beer, combine about 1.5 cups of herb-syrup mix with carbonated water.
  5. To prepare floats, divide milk into two 16-ounce glasses.
  6. Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to each glass, then pour in homemade root beer.
  7. Top with whipped cream and optional cherries or other garnish.

8. Cherry Cola Popsicle

Make the perfect frozen treat with the complementary flavors of cherry and dark cola. This recipe allows you to make a dessert or snack with out the worry of excess preservatives. Whether you need to cool off on a warm day or need a quick alternative to ice cream, it is hard to beat the appeal of the classic cherry-cola Popsicle.

Ingredients:

  • 150 mL SodaPress Organic Blond Cola
  • 500 mL filtered water
  • 2.0 cups of frozen, pitted cherries (defrost before using)
  • Eight Popsicle molds and sticks
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Using a high-speed blender, blend cherries until smooth.
  2. Pour in SodaPress cola and water. Stir.
  3. Pour cherry-cola mixture into Popsicle molds.
  4. Place in freeze until semi-frozen. Add Popsicle sticks and continue freezing overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, hold Popsicle molds until warm running water for easy release. Serve immediately and enjoy.

9. Watermelon Wonder Fizz

While watermelon and lime make a naturally tasty combination for snacks and candies, many people find it hard to imagine enjoying watermelon juice from scratch. Thanks to the SodaStream, however, enjoying the refreshing benefits of watermelon juice has never been easier. This fizzy drink is a delectably sweet-and-sour combo that you will want to enjoy at any gathering.

Ingredients:

  • 16 cups of seedless watermelon
  • 1.0 liter sparkling water
  • 60 mL SodaStream Simple Syrup
  • 1.0 cup blueberries
  • 1.0 cup strawberries, sliced
  • One lime
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the sparkling water by fizzing 1.0 liter of filtered water in your SodaStream.
  2. Cut watermelon into chunks. Using a blender, puree the watermelon in batches. With a mesh strainer or cheesecloth, extract all watermelon juice into a pitcher. Discard any solid pulp.
  3. Add syrup and the juice of one lime to the pitcher. Top with sparkling water.
  4. To serve the fizz, pour over ice and top each glass with a few berries. Enjoy.

10. Tropical Passion Fruit Mocktail

What says “escape from the ordinary” better than a tropical getaway? While most of us cannot jet-set to an exotic isle on a daily basis, the SodaStream enables us to enjoy tropical flavors anytime we wish. With its striking blend of sweet and colorful fruit, this drink is the perfect way to sweep your senses into bliss.

Ingredients:

  • Whole passion fruit, halved
  • One lime, sliced
  • Six fresh strawberries
  • Six mint leaves
  • Pineapple slices or chunks
  • 1.0 tablespoon agave syrup
  • SodaStream sparkling water
  • Ice
  • Optional: Coconut shavings for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a large cocktail glass, muddle half of the passion fruit and four slices of lime. After muddling, Add the agave syrup and three mint leaves. Stir well.
  2. Using a blender, combine strawberries and ice to produce a crushed mixture. Add the crush to the cocktail glass and then top with sparkling water.
  3. Finish the drink by topping with remaining passion fruit, mint leaves, and pineapples. Garnish with coconut if desired and enjoy.

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