How to Make Soda at Home

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Doesn’t it sound awesome the idea of making your own soda? If you think about it, we often buy our drinks from the market without zero control of what’s in them. We pour them day in and day out, and that’s just what we do. But did you know it is possible to make your soda? The reason why today we’ll be sharing with you is how to make soda at home.

If you or someone you know loves making carbonated, fizzy, sparkling, or whatever you want to call it, then learning how to make soda at home is just the thing for you. And it makes total sense to control how carbonated your drinks are.

Despite what you may think, making your own soda isn’t as complicated as it may sound. That said, the right equipment is key, and a series of steps must be followed. And before you get all anxious about it, continue reading, and you’ll learn the average person can make their own soda.

How to Make Soda FAQs

Why should you make your own soda?

When you make your own homebrewed soda, you control everything. You oversee each step of the process, manage the ingredient amounts, and make alterations based on your preferences.
You can also customize your homebrewed soda to your tastes and preferences.
Whether you’re looking for something sweet, strong, or zesty, you can add different ingredients to satisfy your craving. And you don’t have to drink any of those additives or chemicals you may not want.

Is it worth making your own soda?

Brewing your soda is significantly less wasteful than purchasing soda. Not only are you preventing a multitude of cans or bottles from ending up in landfills, but you’re saving some serious cash by making your soda at home. This makes homebrewed soda much more financially and environmentally friendly than store-bought soda.
Whether you’re getting healthier, trying to save money, or just experimenting in your own kitchen, brewing your own soda is a worthy endeavor.

Bottling homemade soda

Instructions for easy bottling of homemade soda for extra probiotics and enzymes and a huge boost in fizziness.

What you need:

  • 2 quarts homemade fermented beverage
  • Eight 12-ounce homebrew bottles
  • Eight bottle caps and capper
  • Eight swing-top bottles with attached cap optional (if above equipment is not available)

Instructions:

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry homebrew bottles with warm soapy water. Do not use the dishwasher.
  2. Fill each 12-ounce homebrew bottle two-thirds full (about 8 ounces). In other words, do not fill beyond the lower neck of the bottle. This leaves ample room for carbonation, so the bottles don’t explode and blow off the caps.
  3. Attach bottle caps with capper -OR- secure caps on swing top bottles securely.
  4. Leave on the kitchen counter for two days.
  5. Refrigerate for a full day to make sure each bottle is very, very cold.
  6. Open each bottle only when icy and crack each cap slowly to gradually release the pressure from the carbonation without making a mess.

Turn water into soda

With SodaStream, you can learn how to turn water into soda! It is easy and fun.

  1. Push the C02 container into the bottom of the SodaStream
  2. Fill your Carbonator Bottle with water up to the fill line
  3. Attach your bottle into the SodaStream
  4. Push down the top of the SodaStream about three times for a well-carbonated soda
  5. Remove the bottle from the SodaStream
  6. Add your desired amount of flavor to the bottle
  7. Pour and Enjoy.

Best and Easy Methods How to Make Soda at Home?

Method 1: No Machine Needed

What you need:

  • soda bottles (we used clear recycled mineral water bottles)
  • bandanas and twine (for decoration)
  • 4 cups carbonated water
  • 1 cup organic blueberry syrup (or you can make your own)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • sugar to taste (about 3 tbsp)

Directions:

  1. In a large pitcher, mix all ingredients together, tasting along the way.
  2. If it’s too sweet, add more lemon juice. If it’s too tart, add more blueberry syrup. You can choose to add or omit the sugar.
  3. Then chill and serve.

Method 2: Quick Soft Drinks

What you need:

  • Sugar
  • Soda extract or other flavors
  • Yeast (wine yeast or brewing yeast preferred over baker’s yeast)
  • Large pot
  • 1- or 2-liter plastic soda bottles

Directions:

  1. Combine water and sugar in a pot on the stove and heat it until the sugar fully dissolves.
  2. Pour the sugar water into a large bucket and add soda extract (or other flavors) and yeast.
  3. Divide the soda solution into different bottles and tightly seal the lids. Be sure they’re stored at 70 degrees F, so the yeast eats the sugar, and CO2 begins to be released. This is what forms carbonation.
  4. Check the bottles every 24 hours to see if the carbonation has formed by squeezing the bottles. When the bottles don’t have any give, please put them in the refrigerator to keep them cold until you’re ready to drink them!

Method 3: SodaStream Machine

  1. Putting the Carbonator in Your Soda Machine. Set the soda machine on a sturdy surface, like a countertop or table. Usually, this is a table or kitchen countertop. Make sure that the surface is flat and not tilted so that your soda machine sits upright.
  2. Remove the plastic seal and unscrew the cap from the carbonator. Your soda machine comes with a carbonator. This is a metal canister that says “SodaStream CO2” on it.
  3. Remove the plastic seal from the top of the canister and throw it away. Then, unscrew the plastic cap.
  4. Take off the back cover from your soda machine. The back cover of your soda machine will pop off easily.
  5. Insert the carbonator into the soda machine. Place the carbonator canister into the hold where the cover was on your soda machine.
  6. Screw the top of the canister into the top of your soda machine. Turn the carbonator about three times in a clockwise position until it is screwed in all the way.
  7. Put the cover back onto your SodaStream to lock the carbonator in place. Make sure the cover is on securely before you start using your machine.
  8. Fill up the carbonating bottle with cold water to the fill line to carbonate your water. Your soda machine comes with a clear plastic bottle. Fill up your bottle with cold water, either from the tap or a filter to the fill line.
  9. Snap or screw the bottle into the machine. To snap it in, push the top of the bottle in place.
  10. Push the bottle into a vertical position. Once it is locked in, gently push the bottle into a standing position to be upright.
  11. Press down the carbonating block or button in short bursts. Press down in short bursts, taking a 1-second break in between each press.
  12. Watch the LED lights that indicate how carbonated your water is. Your soda machine has three levels of carbonation.
  13. Pull the bottle of water out of the lock mechanism. Once you’ve added carbonation to your water, you can pull the bottle out of your machine’s lock mechanism.

SodaStream Fizzi One Touch Sparkling Water Maker

The fizzy one touch is SodaStream’s newest electric sparkling water maker that can turn plain water into sparkling water with the touch of a button. The slim design, with metallic features,
It offers an elevated user experience while answering the functional needs of simplicity and ease of use for your home or office.

The machine features the company’s proprietary snap-lock technology that instantly “clips” In the BPA- free carbonating bottle for quick carbonation at home or in the office.

How to make soda

Features:

  • Black
  • 7.49 Pounds
  • 60L CO2 cylinder
  • 1 Liter BPA-free reusable carbonating bottle

How to flavor your carbonated water?

  • Hold your bottle at a 15-degree angle and pour a capful of SodaMix in it. Choose which flavor of soda you’d like to put in your carbonated water.
  • Screw the cap on your bottle and shake it gently for 10 seconds. Make sure your SodaMix is mixed thoroughly by putting a cap on the bottle and shaking it gently from side to side.
  • Enjoy your soda right after it is mixed up. You can pour your soda over ice or simply drink it from the bottle.
  • Unsure about soda? If that is the case, maybe you’ll find what you are looking for other SodaStream alternative options.

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