Refreshing Blueberry Soda Recipe -
Refreshing Blueberry Soda Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Refreshing Blueberry Soda

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"Summer favorite that can easily be translated into freezer pops. Fresh mint leaves could also be used instead of basil."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir the sugar and basil into the water and return to a boil; cook at a boil for 10 minutes and immediately remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator until slightly cooled, about 10 minutes.
  2. Blend the blueberries, 1/2 cup water, and the lemon juice in a blender until smooth; pour into a pitcher. Remove the basil leaves from the simple-syrup mixture; discard the basil. Stir the syrup into the blueberry mixture. Add the carbonated water to the mixture and stir gently.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 10, 2010

I thought of this recipe after having a blueberry basil sorbet that i thought was AMAZING! In my opinion the basil is a nice twist but mint taste great as well or you could just go the traditional route and just have the blueberries!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2011

I really wanted to like this but there was way too much pulp. Plus, the basil seemed to overpower everything and I'm a huge basil fan. Next time I won't use as much as it calls for and I'll strain as much of the pulp as I can.


9 Ratings

Sep 07, 2010

I followed this recipe exactly, including the basil. I tried the finished soda, then ended up straining the mixture through a sieve to remove the excess bits of blueberry skin and tiny seeds. This made the soda more visually appealing as well as easier to drink. This is very tasty and the basil adds a delicious twist!

Jul 11, 2011

I wanted to taste this so badly but my basil simple syrup burned. Do you really boil for the full ten minutes? Oh well, I had it without the basil and it was delicious?

Sep 07, 2010

Yummy blueberry soda (didn't use the basil, seems just too weird!)

Oct 29, 2011

Living 30 Minutes from the Blueberry Capital of the World (Hammonton NJ) This was the perfect treat!

Aug 23, 2014

Good idea, tastes great! Only thing is that it need


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  • Calories
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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