Sep 16

Old Fashioned Homemade Soda Party DIY

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Here is a super fun idea for a party that I cannot wait to throw! We’ve been messing around with our new SodaStream from Best Buy (it allows you to make soda on the spot!) I asked my friend Andrea to help me come up with some natural flavors for a party and she came up with four amazing recipes. We made blackberry-pineapple soda with coconut sorbet, chocolate soda with coffee ice cream, clementine soda with vanilla ice cream, and ginger-lemon soda with green tea ice cream. We could barely make it through the photo shoot without drinking all the props! Having a SodaStream for this party is perfect, because you’ll have an unlimited supply of soda water. My favorite model is the Source Home Soda Maker. It’s an appliance I wouldn’t mind having on our kitchen counter – it’s so beautiful! Have you ever made homemade soda?

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Click through for instructions and recipes…

Clementine Vanilla Floats
Clementine Syrup
  • juice and pulp of 16 clementines (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • zest of 6 clementines
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup sugar
For Assembly
  • carbonated water
  • vanilla ice cream
Combine all syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmering and simmer for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Test for sweetness, adding more sugar if needed. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain out pulp and zest.
Follow your SodaStream‘s directions to make 3 liters of chilled carbonated water. Combine 1 part clementine syrup to 3 parts carbonated water, or to taste. For floats, serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator. Good for about 2-3 liters of soda.
Blackberry Pineapple Coconut Floats
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon

For Assembly

  • carbonated water
  • coconut ice cream or sorbet
Combine all syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan. Mash up pineapple and blackberries a bit with a potato masher. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmering and simmer for about 12 minutes, stirring and mashing occasionally. Test for sweetness, adding more sugar if needed. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain out any chunks of fruit and zest.
Follow your SodaStream‘s directions to make 3 liters of chilled carbonated water. Combine 1 part blackberry pineapple syrup to 3 parts carbonated water, or to taste. For floats, serve with scoops of coconut ice cream or sorbet. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator. Good for about 2-3 liters of soda.
Ginger Lemon Green Tea Floats

Ginger Lemon Syrup
  • 1/2 cup finely minced ginger (fresh bottled is fine)
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
For Assembly
  • carbonated water
  • green tea ice cream
Combine all syrup ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmering and simmer for about 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Test for sweetness, adding more sugar if needed. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain out any ginger pieces and zest.
Follow your SodaStream‘s directions to make 3 liters of chilled carbonated water. Combine 1 part ginger lemon syrup to 3 parts carbonated water, or to taste. For floats, serve with scoops of green tea ice cream. Store leftover syrup in the refrigerator. Good for about 2-3 liters of soda.
Chocolate Coffee Floats
  • chocolate syrup (such as Hershey’s or U-Bet)
  • carbonated water
  • coffee ice cream
Follow your SodaStream‘s directions to make 3 liters of chilled carbonated water. Combine 1 part chocolate syrup to 3 parts carbonated water, or to taste. For floats, serve with scoops of coffee ice cream.

Old Fashioned Homemade Soda Party DIY | Oh Happy Day!Old Fashioned Homemade Soda Party DIY | Oh Happy Day!

 

Photography by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Food by Andrea Pimental
Produced by Alison Piepmeyer
Styling by Caitlin Barker

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