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Homemade Strawberry Soda (No machine needed)

Bubbly, sweet & fresh strawberry soda made with simple ingredients! Loaded with authentic strawberry flavor and natural color.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword club soda, soda, strawberries, sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. strawberries rinsed, hulled, and diced
  • cups granulated sugar (can use less if desired)
  • cups water
  • 2-3 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Club Soda, chilled (or lemon-lime soda) *see note*

Instructions

  • Place the strawberries, water, and sugar in a large saucepan. Stir.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • When strawberries are soft, mash them with a potato masher.
  • Let strawberries continue to simmer gently until the juices begin to reduce, thicken and become syrupy. (reduce heat if needed)
  • Strain mixture through a mesh strainer, using a rubber spatula to press out the excess syrup. Discard the pulp. (You should have about 1 ¼ cups of syrup.)
  • Let syrup mixture cool and then place in the refrigerator until chilled.
  • To make a glass of soda, pour 8 oz of cold club soda into a cup. Stir in the chilled strawberry syrup by the tablespoon, tasting until you've reached your desired sweetness.

Notes

Place leftover syrup in a jar and store it in the fridge.
This recipe makes about 1 1/4  cups of strawberry soda. Serving size depends on how many tablespoons of syrup you use per cup. (I usually like about 4-5 tablespoons per 8 oz club soda)
You can also sub the carbonated water with Ginger-Ale or Lemon-lime soda. However, I feel this takes away from the fresh strawberry flavor.