We don’t buy soda much in this house, and over the past few weeks we’ve been able to cross it off our list entirely. It’s not because we’ve given up soda, but because a SodaStream has come to live at our house.
Let’s just say that the SodaStream is a really neat kitchen gadget. It’s really really cool. Whether you want a root beer, sparkling tea or tonic water for your vodka, your SodaStream does it all. And it’s so easy.
No fancy ingredients, just cold tap water and the SodaStream syrup of your choice. Well, and a charged carbonater bottle for your fizz. You can literally have a glass of refreshing (homemade) soda in under 5 minutes.
It’s really that simple.
First I filled my SodaSteam bottle with cold water to right below the fill line and screwed it onto the SodaStream maker.
Then I pushed on the button on the top of the SodaStream a few times. I was making cola so according to the directions I pushed the button until I heard 6 buttons so I’d have lots of extra fizz.
I removed the now carbonated water off the SodaStream and measured out the cola syrup. I tilted the bottle and slowly poured the syrup in according to the instructions. But not slowly enough apparently, because it bubbled over like crazy. Whoops. I don’t have three hands, so sorry, no video footage of this little mishap.
It wasn’t a complete disaster though, because I now have a bottle of homemade cola all ready to enjoy, thanks to my SodaStream!
Pretty cool right? It’s not as sweet as store bought cola and that’s okay. I also like that it’s sweetened with cane sugar, not HFCS. That’s a win in my book. SodaStream has an amazing array of syrups to make the carbonated beverage of your choice. I’m a little disappointed that the Root Beer syrup uses Splenda as a sweetener, even in the non-diet blend, but that’s not a deal breaker, as there are lots of other choices!
I’m definitely adding extra SodaStream bottles and carbonators to my Holiday Wish List!
If you want to see the SodaStream in action, you can check out the YouTube video below.