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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Homemade Strawberry Soda with Lime

Homemade strawberry soda made with a fresh strawberry simple syrup, seltzer and a squeeze of lime.

I know I’ve been making lots of frosty summer treats lately, but this homemade strawberry soda will knock your socks off.  It’s just so tempting to take advantage of bountiful summer produce to make sweet, cold and icy treats.  I especially love working with berries while mixing them with tart flavors or different herbs.  I wanted this soda to be appealing to my kids so I accented this homemade strawberry soda with just a hint of lime.

This effervescent drink is truly refreshing and I love its beautiful ruby hue.  The basic strawberry syrup can also be used for snow cones, pancakes and as a glorious topping for vanilla ice cream.  The possibilities are endless and I really love the fact that this summer sweet is based on simple fresh fruit, a little sugar and a relatively small amount of your time.


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Homemade Strawberry Soda

Recipe by Liz Hughes - Virtually Homemade
Prep time: 15 minutes
Makes approximately 3 cups of syrup
Ingredients
  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • seltzer water
Cooking Directions
  1. In a medium saucepan combine strawberries, sugar and water. Heat mixture on medium high until it boils. Let boil for 2-3 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit.
  2. When slightly cooled, take an immersion blender and puree the strawberries in the pan.
  3. Pour the strawberry mixture through a sieve and gently press on the solids. Mix the lime juice into the strawberry syrup. Pour desired amount into a glass. Add ice and seltzer water to taste. Garnish with fresh lime. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
More frosty summer drink from Food Network and some of my favorite food bloggers:
Feed Me PhoebeHealthy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Cacao Nibs
Poet in the PantryStrawberry Lemonade (Sweetened with Pure Maple Syrup)
Dishin & DishesSummertime Basil Lemonade
Jeanette's Healthy LivingFrozen Mango Lemonade Mocktail
Dishing With DivyaThandai
Virtually HomemadeStrawberry Soda with Lime
The Lemon BowlBanana Licuado (Mexican Smoothie)
WeeliciousMermaid Deep Sea Punch
Elephants and the Coconut TreesMango Lassi
Cooking With EliseBlack Cherry Sweet Tea
Devour5 Booze-Free Picnic Sips
Taste With The EyesRoasted Barley-Corn Tea
Domesticate MeVegan "Orange Julius" Smoothie
Daily*DishinSweet Balsamic Spritzers
FN DishRefreshing Summer Drinks for the Whole Family
Liz

4 comments:

  1. Thanks Liz! This sounds dee-lisch!
    I have been the caregiver for one month now, for my uncle who is 95 with diabetes. He is a "sugar free" junk food junkie and drinks diet soda!!!
    I'm trying to get him to kick the "sugar free habit and instead enjoy smaller amounts and less often of the real thing. It's a process.
    I'll be making this tomorrow for him sans lime.

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    1. Good luck Deborah and thanks for sharing! You could even reduce the sugar by half to keep the sugar at a minimum!

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  2. This sounds like the perfect use for my soda stream!

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    1. Yes, that sounds great! Thanks for stopping by :)

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