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Cookbook Review: Homemade Soda

Updated on May 30, 2011

Are you a fan of soda? Do you wish you could enjoy tasty soda beverages that aren’t filled with high fructose corn syrup and the chemical ingredients that go into manufacturing commercial soda products? Are you tired of purchasing plastic bottles or aluminum cans filled with soda? The good news is that you don’t have to consume chemicals or HFCS or purchase cans or bottles just to enjoy soda. You can make it yourself!

Do you like the idea of making your own soda, but just don’t know how to get started?  You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that creating homemade sofa is not terribly difficult or time consuming. If you’re willing to put a little time into mastering soda-making techniques, you can be on your way to becoming a do-it-yourself home-soda chef in no time at all. If you’re ready to learn how to make your own soda at home, check out Homemade Soda by Andrew Schloss.

About Homemade Soda

Homemade Soda features 200 recipes for various types of flavorful carbonated beverages and for other items that you can make using soda that you have created yourself.  Whether you want to enjoy homemade cola, root beer, fruit beverages, sparking water, cream soda or other types of carbonated drinks, you can learn how to make your own following the recipes provided in this book.

Each recipe provides detailed instructions for preparing the flavor base, followed by detailed directions for several different carbonation techniques that can be used to create the finished product. The simplest technique explained involves mixing the flavor base with store-purchased seltzer. Directions are also provided for more adventurous home soda makers who want to learn how to brew soda in bottles or create carbonated drinks using a soda siphon.

Examples of Recipes in Homemade Soda

A few of the great soda beverages that you can learn how to make when you read (and use) this book include:

  • Coffee Chocolate Stout
  • Fruit Cola
  • Lemon Cream Soda
  • Molasses Beer
  • Orange Honey Ginger Ale
  • Original Orange Crush
  • Sparkling Iced Tea Lemonade
  • Many other tasty beverage recipes

The book contains more than just recipes for creating soda. It also contains a number of recipes that call for homemade soda. Once you’ve learned to make soda, you can create soda concoctions that can be used to make a variety of food and cocktail recipes provided in the book (like Sarsaparilla Sauerbraten and Chocolate Cola Cake – yum!).


Thanks to Storey Publishing for providing me with a review copy of this book.


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  • CountryCityWoman profile image


    7 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

    We used to do this when I was a child and it was soooooo good. We had high-powered bottles of seltzer delivered right to the door. And no, no high fructose corn syrup - what a horror - and we should never drink that stuff.

    Thanks a million!

  • ethel smith profile image

    Ethel Smith 

    7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

    What a very useful hub


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