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Simple Syrup Recipes for Homemade Soda (Paleo/GAPS)

  • Author: Christina
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10-20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup simple syrup 1x
  • Category: Drinks

Description

Feel free to mix the fruit up to your fancy!  
A plethora of extracts can be found online.  If you have vanilla extract and heavy cream, you can add a splash of cream to vanilla soda for a cream soda! For orange cream soda, do the same but with an orange-flavored syrup. 


Ingredients

Scale

For Blueberry Syrup

  • 1 cup fresh fruit, blended
  • 2-4 teaspoons granulated/coconut sugar, or 1-2 teaspoons of honey
  • Squeeze of lemon

For Basic Simple Syrup

1 cup granulated or coconut sugar (or 1/2 cup of honey for Paleo/GAPS diet)
1 cup water


Instructions

For Fruit Syrup

  1. Blend fruit with lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Strain through a fine sieve/mesh strainer.
  3. Combine fruit purée and sugar in a small saucepan, and bring just to a boil
  4. Cool completely, and serve a couple spoonfuls with a glass full of club soda or sparkling mineral water.

For Basic Simple Syrup

  1. Combine sugar/honey in a small pot.
  2. Bring just to a boil, them remove from heat.
  3. If making a lemon/lime/grapefruit/orange/ginger syrup, add fruit peel or crushed ginger and steep for 30 minutes to an hour.  Remove fresh ingredients and cool completely.
  4. If using a concentrated extract such as vanilla or root beer, add 1-2 tablespoons depending on how strong a flavor you'd like. Taste and see is the best method. 

 


Notes

When replacing sugar with honey for Paleo or GAPS diets, a good place to start is cutting the amount in half. Honey is about twice as sweet as table sugar. 

Keywords: simple syrup, homemade soda, berry simple syrup, lemon simple syrup, homemade cream soda, gluten free, paleo, GAPS