We are having an early strawberry season this year, and nothing makes me love living in the Pacific Northwest more than fresh berries! Okay, there’s a few other reasons too. But we are seriously spoiled when it comes to berries. I’m not a fan of soda, but homemade sodas are a different story all together. This one tastes like summer in a glass. Honey and strawberries go so well together, it reminds me of this amazing cheesecake. It’s super fast, and while I haven’t made it with frozen berries yet they should work just fine as well. Just thaw them first. There is no sugar in this, so it isn’t overly sweet, and of course you should adjust the honey depending on the sweetness of your berries and how sweet you want it. I don’t like super sweet drinks so sometimes I use even less honey. Happy (almost) summer!
STRAWBERRY HONEY CREAM SODA
1 pint strawberries, washed and hulled
1/2 cup milk (I use fat free, but any is fine)
1/4 cup honey (more or less to taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Seltzer water, to serve
Combine the strawberries, milk, honey, and vanilla in a blender and puree until smooth. Strain if desired to remove the strawberry seeds.
To serve put about 1/3 cup puree in a glass and pour about 1 cup seltzer water over puree. Refrigerate remaining puree. Will keep a couple days in fridge.
Recipe adapted from Homemade Soda by Andrew Schloss