This recipe isn’t my own. Beth Ferrier, who is a quilter, and an amazing bread baker, shared this on her Facebook page the other day and I had to try it.
If you have a Soda Stream, you can try this if it sounds good. Beth said she uses 3 cups of sugar and 3 cups of water to make a simple syrup. I started with one cup each to make sure we liked it. Then I squeezed three of four lemons – enough to fill a half pint jar. I kept the simple syrup and lemon juice in the fridge for a day. I always keep Soda Stream bottles with water in them in the fridge so we’ll have it when we’re ready to make something.
Vince and I each poured carbonated water into our glass, then added as much syrup and lemon juice as we wanted. That was such a refreshing drink! You can make it as sweet as you want and as lemony as you want.
That got me to thinking . . there was a place in town where I grew up that sold all kinds of sundaes and shakes. They also sold sodas that had carbonated water, flavor and ice cream. I used to love the pineapple soda or the chocolate soda. I’m going to try plain old chocolate syrup with carbonated water and maybe take a can of pineapple in syrup, use the immersion blender in it, then add carbonated water. I will leave off the ice cream but I bet both of those will be delicious.
When we first got our Soda Stream, maybe 10 years ago, we used it all the time. Then we kinda stopped using it but lately, as I mentioned before, due to not being able to get Dr. Pepper without corn syrup, I’ve been making my own so our Soda Streams are getting a work out.