Want a fun project that yields tasty results?
Make your own soda with your family. It’s the perfect project to cool off your kids.
Once you learn how, you’ll be able to make fresh, preservative-free, all-natural soda whenever you want.
In this article I’ll show you how to make and nurture your family’s very own ginger bug. This is the base from which you’ll create all of your homemade soft drinks.
Then I’ll share recipes for watermelon and lemon soda. Once you learn the basics, tap into your creative juices to make virtually any flavor you can imagine.
Why Make Your Own Soda?
First of all, homemade soda is healthier than the kind you buy in the store. It’s also a lot more fun to make your own soda and create your own custom flavors.
For added creativity, name your sodas, make labels and share with friends and neighbors. Why have a lemonade stand when you can create a soda stand?
Making soda takes time: three to eight days to create the ginger bug (don’t worry, it’s not a real bug—a ginger bug is a bit of ginger you ferment to create natural carbonation) and another 12-24 hours to ferment the soda and refrigerate it. But it’s worth the wait.