How to Make Infused Sparkling Water

DIY Guide: How to Make Infused Sparkling Water in 5 Steps

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Welcome to your ultimate guide on creating your very own infused sparkling water. With a SodaStream, you can enjoy delicious and refreshing beverages right at home, all while saving money and reducing plastic waste. Today, we’ll walk you through the process step by step, incorporating some handy SodaStream carbonation tips along the way.

How to Make Infused Sparkling Water – 5 Steps

Step 1: Choose Your Ingredients

First things first, decide what kind of flavor you want for your infused sparkling water. You could opt for fruits, herbs, or a combination of both. Here are a few popular options:

  • Citrus fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruits, and oranges
  • Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries
  • Herbs like mint, basil, or rosemary
  • Other ingredients like cucumber or ginger or why not both!

Step 2: Prepare Your Ingredients

Once you’ve chosen your flavors, prepare your ingredients. This usually involves washing and slicing your fruits, or muddling your herbs to release their flavors.

Extra Advice

Remember, the smaller you cut your fruits or the more you muddle your herbs, the stronger the flavor will be.

Step 3: Infuse Your Water

Now it’s time to add your prepared ingredients to your water. Place them in a glass, bottle, or carafe, then fill to the top with water. Let this mixture sit in the fridge for several hours, or even overnight, to allow the flavors to infuse.

Extra Advice

For a stronger flavor, let the water infuse for longer.

Step 4: Carbonate Your Water

Using your SodaStream, carbonate the infused water according to the device’s instructions. Remember our SodaStream carbonation tips: use cold water for better carbonation, and don’t be shy about pressing the carbonating button a few more times for extra fizz!

Step 5: Enjoy!

Your homemade infused sparkling water is ready! Pour it over ice if desired, and enjoy the refreshing taste.

How to Make Infused Sparkling Water -Top Recipes to Try

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Ready to get started? Here are three infused sparkling water recipes you might want to try:

Sparkling Citrus Coconut Water

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Use lemon, lime, grapefruit, and oranges for a citrusy twist. Here’s a simple and refreshing recipe for Sparkling Citrus Coconut Water that you can easily prepare at home using your SodaStream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 2 Lemons
  • 2 Oranges
  • 3 Limes
  • 1 Liter of coconut water
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Start by washing all the citrus fruits thoroughly. Then, slice them into thin rounds.
  2. Add the sliced citrus fruits to your coconut water. Stir gently to combine, then refrigerate this mixture for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to infuse.
  3. Carbonate Your Infused Coconut Water, pour the infused coconut water into your SodaStream bottle, filling only to the fill line. Carbonate according to the SodaStream’s instructions. Remember, you might want to press the carbonating button a few more times for extra fizz!
  4. Pour your Sparkling Citrus Coconut Water over ice in a glass. You can garnish with additional citrus slices if desired.

Sparkling Strawberry Mint Water

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Blend strawberries, mint leaves, lemon juice, and some of the sparkling water until smooth for a refreshing drink.

Infusing your sparkling water with berries is a delightful way to add flavor and nutrients to your drink. It’s an easy process and can be done with fresh or frozen berries. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started on your berry-infused sparkling water journey.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of blackberries
  • 1/2 red apple, sliced
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 1 gallon of water

Instructions:

  1. Begin by washing all your berries thoroughly. Slice your strawberries and apples into thin rounds.
  2. Add the prepared berries and apple slices to your water. Stir gently to combine, then refrigerate this mixture for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to infuse.
  3. Pour the infused water into your SodaStream bottle, filling only to the fill line. Carbonate according to the SodaStream’s instructions. Remember, you might want to press the carbonating button a few more times for extra fizz!
  4. Pour your Berry Infused Sparkling Water over ice in a glass. You can garnish with additional berries or apple slices if desired.

Notes:

  • Blueberries are a great choice for infusing as they’re packed with antioxidants and other healthy nutrients.
  • Raspberries and blackberries also contain Vitamin C and zinc, which can help protect against illness and enhance recovery time if you’re feeling unwell.
  • While you can leave the fruits in the water for as long as you like, it’s best to remove them after 12 to 18 hours so they don’t start to decompose. This will keep your fruit-infused water drinkable for longer, up to three or four days if refrigerated throughout.
  • You can also use frozen berries to infuse your water. They will subtly infuse the water with a distinct flavor and sweet smell, providing a healthy snack at the end!

Enjoy your homemade Berry Infused Sparkling Water! It’s not just tasty but also packed with vitamins from the berries. It’s the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm day!


Herb Infused Sparkling Water

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Add your choice of herbs to your drinking glass, press and twist them to release their flavor, then add the sparkling water. Infusing sparkling water with herbs like basil, mint adds an unexpected twist to your beverage. It’s refreshing, aromatic, and a great way to stay hydrated. Here’s a simple recipe for Basil Infused Sparkling Water that you can prepare at home.

Ingredients:

  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 liter of water

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the basil leaves thoroughly under cold water. Pat them dry using a clean towel. Slice the lemon into thin rounds.
  2. Place the basil leaves and lemon slices in a large pitcher. Fill the pitcher with water and stir gently. Refrigerate this mixture for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to infuse.
  3. Pour the infused water into your SodaStream bottle, filling only up to the fill line. Carbonate according to your SodaStream’s instructions. For extra fizz, don’t hesitate to press the carbonating button a few more times!
  4. Pour your Basil Infused Sparkling Water over ice in a glass. Garnish with a sprig of basil or a slice of lemon if desired.

Notes:

  • For a stronger basil flavor, muddle the basil leaves slightly before adding them to the water. This will help release their aromatic oils.
  • Feel free to experiment with other herbs or fruits. Mint, rosemary, or cucumber could also make delicious additions to your infused sparkling water.
  • Remember to always use fresh and high-quality ingredients for the best results.

Cucumber Ginger Sparkling Water

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This is a refreshing, detox beverage that you’ll just can’t get enought of it. Combining the refreshing taste of cucumber with the zesty kick of ginger, this infused sparkling water recipe is both delicious and beneficial for your health. Let’s dive into how to make this invigorating beverage!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger root (2 inches)
  • 1 liter of water

Instructions:

  1. Begin by washing the cucumber thoroughly. Slice it into thin rounds. Peel the ginger and slice it into thin rounds as well.
  2. Place the cucumber and ginger slices in a large pitcher. Fill the pitcher with water and stir gently. Refrigerate this mixture for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to infuse.
  3. Pour the infused water into your SodaStream bottle, filling only up to the fill line. Carbonate according to your SodaStream’s instructions. For extra fizz, don’t hesitate to press the carbonating button a few more times!
  4. Pour your Cucumber Ginger Infused Sparkling Water over ice in a glass. Garnish with a slice of cucumber or a sprig of mint if desired.

Notes:

  • Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory food. Drinking cucumber ginger water daily not only flushes out toxins but also helps cleanse the entire body system.
  • Cucumber water is good for you because you’re adding important nutrients like silica and antioxidants to otherwise plain water. The flavor of cucumber water may also prompt you to drink more water instead of sugary drinks and caffeine.
  • This infused water can last up to 5 days when stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Enjoy your homemade Cucumber Ginger Infused Sparkling Water! It’s not just flavorful but also packed with health benefits. It’s the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy on a warm day or as a detox beverage.


With these SodaStream carbonation tips and steps, you can create a variety of infused sparkling waters to enjoy any time. Happy carbonating!

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