strawberry coconut soda

It seems I have a new problem.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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!).

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • club soda

Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.

18 Responses to “strawberry coconut soda”

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    Jersey girl Cooks — July 17, 2013 at 1:15 am

    This looks like a fun drink. I am thinking it would be good with some rum added to it.

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — July 17, 2013 at 3:43 am

    What a clever idea! I never would have thought of using coconut milk for this purpose. Genius!!

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    Tieghan — July 17, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Love coconut!! This is amazing!! I love it!

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    Kathryn — July 17, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Love the combination of strawberry and coconut – such a great sounding drink!

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    Sarah — July 17, 2013 at 11:48 am

    This sounds delicious! I need to start making my own sodas…

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    This looks awesome!! Love, love, love, this for summer!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I want this right now!!

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    Melissa — July 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Wow, that looks so yummy and refreshing, especially on a hot summer day, like today!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — July 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    This is not a bad habit..it’s amazing!! Sounds so refreshing too…want!!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — July 17, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    ooo hello beautiful strawberry love! looks amazing!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    What a fun, refreshing drink! Love the coconut!

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    Shannon — July 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    how genius! i love it. i tried my hand at a rhubarb shrub and loved it, this will be next!

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    idressau — July 18, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Love the idea of roasting the strawberries first!

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    leslie — July 19, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Totally pinned this one!!!!! Love making things with coconut milk!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 23, 2013 at 3:28 am

    I love making my own soda :) this flavoring is awesome!!

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    Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! — July 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Oh, this looks delicious! I might add some triple sec and make it into a cocktail!!! :-)

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    Ttrockwood — July 28, 2013 at 4:39 am

    What a great recipe!!
    I have been making a lemon ginger concentrate- i shove a dozen peeled lemons in my juicer with a big chunk of ginger and one apple and then add this to sparkling water, it makes such a refreshibg drink!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    This is the perfect summer drink!

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