Homemade Blueberry Soda Recipe

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The syrup for creating this homemade blueberry soda can be used on pancakes, or ice cream for an after dinner treat.
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“The Real Food Cookbook” by Nina Planck makes each dish new using fresh herbs, seasonal fruits and vegetables, along with pastured and grass-fed poultry, eggs and meat.
2 cups (32 tablespoons) of syrup, enough for sixteen 8-ounce sodas with 2 tablespoons each SERVINGS


  • 1 lime
  • 4 c blueberries
  • 1 c water
  • 2 T organic whole cane sugar
  • 6 oz sparkling water for each drink


    • Zest and juice the lime, setting the juice aside.
    • In a saucepan, bring the berries, lime zest, and water to a boil.
    • Simmer for 10 minutes, then strain through cheesecloth to remove any particles.
    • Return the liquid to the pan. Add the sugar and lime juice and cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
    • To serve, put two tablespoons of blueberry syrup and six ounces of sparkling water in a glass and stir.
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    This excerpt has been reprinted with permission from The Real Food Cookbook: Traditional Dishes for Modern Cooks by Nina Planck and published by Bloomsbury, 2014. Purchase this book from our store: The Real Food Cookbook.

    Author, and creator of London Farmer’s Market, Nina Planck provides 150 recipes that reflect her background in The Real Food Cookbook (Bloomsbury, 2014). A farmer’s daughter and former vegetarian, Planck uses timeless ingredients and classic cooking methods that reflect her journey to traditional foods. The following excerpt from “Drinks & Nibbles” is for a fresh, homemade blueberry soda recipe.

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    Here’s a zippy soft drink you can make year-round if you jar or freeze the syrup, which is also delicious on pancakes and ice cream.

    Homemade Blueberry Soda Recipe

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