How to make soft drinks at home

Guess how much sugar is in a can of coke?

39 grams. That’s 10 teaspoons.

I mean, you’re talking about a drink called coke, I’m sure other pop isn’t as —-


Luckily, you can make your own pop with a fraction of the sugar in just 2 minutes. Heck, you could bring that down to 15 secs if you made the concentrate ahead of time

Here’s the magic formula (1 serving):

  • 1/2 a lemon 🍋
  • 1/2 cup chilled fizzy water; (*)
  • 1-2 tsp brown sugar; adjust to taste (*)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Thin slice of ginger (*)
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Hint of cayenne pepper
  • [Optional] Dash of nutmeg
  • [Optional] Mint garnish

You only really need 3 ingredients.

* I used Bubbly Lime. You can try other flavours or brands.

* White sugar also works.

* Press on the slice with the concave end of a teaspoon.


Q: Is it worth getting a sodastream?

A: tl;dr Yes, if you’re a long term drinker. It takes about 2 years to recoup the initial investment costs of the Sodastream Terra. Here’s the math behind it.

January 24, 2023