Saturday, March 17, 2012

SodaStream - Replacing Pepsi.

I have been trying to kick the pepsi / coke habit for years, with limited success. Most recently this has taken the form of drinking seltzer water drinks.  We purchased a SodaStream and I have to say it's very cool, and I'm doing better than I would have expected.

The first thing to realize is not to bother with any of the drink syrups. If the samples are any indication, they all taste like ass. You can also get the SodaStream on Amazon, but it's probably the same price at your local Bed, Bath and Beyond.

I haven't managed to enjoy a plain glass of Seltzer water yet.  I need flavor.  My current drink of choice is the following:

  • Open one package of Citrus Splash crystal light and add the powder to empty glass.
  • Add 1 tbsp or less of water  to the glass.
  • Swish around trying to dissolve all of the crystal light in the water.
  • Add carbonized water to glass slowly. There will be some extra fizzing, but if you're slow it will settle down.
  • Add ice.
  • mmmmmmm enjoy.
Other flavors of the Crystal light also work well with seltzer water. There are a bunch of recipes on the net that involve natural fruit juices that we plan on trying.  I'd like to cut out the artificial sweeteners that  are used in Crystal Light.

If you try it out let me know, curious to know if you have any good recipes.