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Make your own soda
Super easy and delicious.

Posted by natalie m. from Bellevue, Nebraska, United States • Published See natalie m.'s 2 projects »
  • Step 1

    Find an empty two-liter bottle. Disinfect the bottle by boiling in hot water.

  • Step 2

    Add one cup of sugar to the bottom of the bottle (you can change the amount of sugar to taste, but you cannot use a sugar substitute).

  • Step 3

    Add 1/4 TSP. active dry yeast to the sugar. Put the lid on the bottle and shake.

  • Step 4

    Add 1 TBSP. of your favorite extract, rootbeer, strawberry, peppermint, whatever you feel will make a delicious soda. (or for ginger ale, 1 1/2 TBSP. grated ginger root and one whole lemon, for cream soda 1 TBSP. of vanilla, for cola one tablespoon of vanilla extract and a 1/2 TSP. of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. of orange or lemon oil--cola variations depend). This measurement can also be adjusted for taste preferences. There are many possibilities so try to experiment :)!!!

  • Step 5

    Fill the bottle to the neck with distilled water. Swirl ingredients, until fully mixed.

  • Step 6

    Secure lid on bottle, set at room temperature for 3-4 days. Soda is ready when bottle is hard when squeezed.

  • How to make a soda. Homemade Soda - Step 7
    Step 7

    When ready, refridgerate the soda for a couple hours and enjoy!!!!

  • Step 8

    Quick notes:

    Do not drink the last bit of soda because the sediment will be turbid.

    This method uses fermentation so there will be a very small alcohol content (like .5%).

    Do not leave the bottle in a hot place, it could explode.

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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
I'm going to add this to my to-make list Happy
Allex · Oz, Rhone-Alpes, FR · 10 projects
wow....that's nifty...
alecia g.
alecia g. · Atlanta, Georgia, US
Sounds like some mad science!I'll have to try this too.
Eien · Conyers, Georgia, US · 3 projects
This sounds like FUN. I'll have to try it one weekend.

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