50+ Tempting Cold Drink Recipes to Help You Kick The Soda Habit!

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Summer  is here! And one of the things that I really missed when our family first made the switch to real food was soda (or pop, Coke, soda pop, fizzy drink, or whatever else you might call it!) I knew that soda was really bad for me, but there’s just something about that ice cold carbonated drink that I especially crave when it’s super hot outside! 

What I don’t like though, is the effects that soda has on my body! I get headaches and really bad back pains and aches whenever I drink it. So, as much as I might crave it, it’s just not worth it to me to drink pop and suffer the effects later on!

That doesn’t mean I have to completely forego delicious, sweet fizzy drinks, or a cold drinks with a kick of caffeine, all summer long. I love to make my own homemade sodas and other cold drinks and have gathered an awesome list of homemade cold drink recipes to help you kick the soda habit this summer too! 

50+ Homemade and Delicious Soda Alternatives

Blackberry Soda from andhereweare.net

Photo credit: and here we are

Homemade Sodas

Red, White and Blue Homemade Sodas from For the Family

Sparkling Apple Cider Vinegar Water from More than Mundane

Elderflower Soda from And Here We Are

Fermented Blackberry Soda from And Here We Are

Fermented Orange Juice from Oh Lardy

Fermented Grapefruit Juice from Oh Lardy

Turmeric Lime Soda from It Takes Time

Chamomile Soda from Fresh Bites Daily

Honey Sweetened Ginger-Ale from Kitchen Stewardship

Fruity Rosemary Spritzer from Fresh Bites Daily

Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe from gourmandeinthekitchen.com

Photo Credit: Gourmande in the Kitchen

Iced Teas and Coffee

Fizzy Homemade Iced Tea from The Greenbacks Gal

Passion Tea Lemonade from RedandHoney.com

Vitamin C Herbal Tea from Recipes to Nourish

Homemade Sweet Tea from The Greenbacks Gal

Homemade Chai Tea Latte from Live Renewed

Blueberry Sweet Tea from Jar o Honey

Green Tea Mock-jitos from The Greenbacks Gal

Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea from Gourmande in the Kitchen

Green Iced Tea from The Clean Dish

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee and Tea from Simple Bites

Iced Cinnamon Latte from Just Enjoy Food

Perfect Keurig Iced Latte from Green Eggs and Goats

Iced Shaken Cinnamon Creme Coffee from Life Currents

Cherry mint lemonade from recipestonourish.com

Photo credit: Recipes to Nourish

Lemonade and Limeade

Honey-Sweetened Lemonade from Red and Honey

Icy Cold Mint Lemonade from My Humble Kitchen

Lavender Lemonade with Honey from Small Footprint Family

Watermelon Limeade from Richly Rooted

Lemon-Lime Cooler from Raia’s Recipes

Probiotic Raspberry Lemonade from It Takes Time

Bubbly Probiotic Lemonade from Learning and Yearning

All Natural Pink Lemonade from Veggie Converter

Cherry Mint Limeade from Recipes to Nourish

Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade from Gourmande in the Kitchen

Red Raspberry Rhubarb Limeade from Delicious Obsessions

Berry lemonade homemade kombucha from livesimply.mePhoto credit: Live Simply

Homemade Water Kefir

Homemade Water Kefir from Keeper of the Home

Probiotic Water Keifer Tea from GNOWFGLINS

How to Brew and Flavor Water Kefir from Common Sense Homesteading


Berry Lemonade Kombucha from Live Simply

How to Brew Kombucha – Part 1 from Happy Healthnut

How to Brew Kombucha – Part 2 from Happy Healthnut

Brew Your Own Kombucha from Common Sense Homesteading

Chai Kombucha from Nourishing Joy

Ginger Grapefruit Kombucha from GNOWFGLINS

Raspberry lemonade from it-takes-time.com

Photo credit: It Takes Time


Agua de Sandia from Just Making Noise

How to Make Horchata from Just Making Noise

Horchata – A Mexican Rice Drink from My Humble Kitchen

Agua de Tamarindo from Fresh Bites Daily

Fermented Coconut Water from GNOWFGLINS

Honey Sima from Raia’s Recipes

Hibiscus Rose Cooler from Fresh Bites Daily

Honeydew & Lime Agua Fresca from Recipes to Nourish

The Pinkberry and The Raspberry Lime Elixir from The Organic Kitchen

Raspberry Kvass from Real Food RN

Lemon lime sports ade from GidgetGoesHome.com
Photo credit: Gidget Goes Home

 Homemade Sports-Ade

Lemon-Lime Sports Ade – Gidget Goes Home

Homemade Electrolyte Sports Drink from Kitchen Stewardship

Coconut Lemon-Lime Sports Drink from GNOWFGLINS


Honey Lavender Syrup from More than Mundane

Lemon Verbana and Basil Simple Syrups from Life Currents

Hibiscus Syrup from Fresh Bites Daily

Chocolate Whipped Cream for your Coffee from Heavenly Homemakers

Homemade Vanilla Coffee Creamer from Live Renewed

What’s your favorite homemade summertime drink?



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