It seems I have a new problem.
I am hooked on making my own homemade sodas.
First there was the cucumber lime spritzer, which is still one of my favorites (and I don’t even like cucumber!).
Then, just a few weeks ago, I was stuck on an easy strawberry honey soda.
But this. This may be taking my soda addiction a little too far. Maybe? Maybe not. It’s still homemade. I know everything that’s in it. I say it’s still healthy and way better than a can of soda.
This soda has one surprising ingredient in it, and it makes this soda frothy and creamy and all kinds of delicious.
The secret ingredient? Coconut milk.
Straight up, full fat coconut milk. Don’t be scared. Plus, buying coconut milk means you’ll have enough to make this soda AND use it in your coffee this week (*maybe I just have a coconut milk problem, because this is my other new addiction).
Soda gets such a bad wrap, but if you’re making something like this at home with your own fruit syrups and club soda, there’s nothing to worry about! No HFCS, no crazy amounts of sugar or sodium, no artificial sweeteners.
And come on….sometimes, you just need bubbles. Straight water doesn’t cut it all the time –especially in the summer.
Strawberry Coconut Soda
For the syrup in this, I used another batch of the strawberry honey mix from my strawberry honey soda, but you could use whatever fruit syrup you want in this – the coconut is subtle enough that it will be great with anything (especially blueberries or pineapple!).
- 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 can coconut milk
- club soda
- Place the strawberries in a medium bowl and toss with the honey. Cover the bowl with a lid or foil and let them sit at room temperature for a couple of hours until the berries have started soften and given up some juice.
- Pour the berries and the syrup that has released in the bottom of the bowl into your blender or food processor. Blend the berries until the mixture is smooth. (At this point, you can strain the mixture to remove any seeds that didn’t get pureed or you can leave them in; I’m lazy and didn’t feel like straining it, but I don’t mind some seeds in my drinks.)
- To make 1 soda, put 1 tablespoon of coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of the strawberry honey base in the bottom of a glass. Slowly add at least a cup of club soda (or more), stirring to combine. Add ice and serve.