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Homemade Soda Recipes For Summer

Homemade soda is so easy to make, and lately it's become a trend with the availability of those soda machines. But it's all about the flavor possibilities that makes homemade soda so attractive -- and on top of that, you can control the sweetness. Whether you want a more exotic ginger ale, a soda that won't rot your teeth, a grape soda that actually tastes like grapes, or a soda cocktail that takes inspiration from dessert, you can make whatever you want. We've gathered some of the best soda flavors from around the web in our slideshow. Find the one you want and start experimenting.

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  • Creme Brulee Soda

    If you're familiar with the classic French dessert, creme brulee, you know how simple but decadent it can be. This soda combines those flavors in a soda -- all you need is sugar, vanilla extract, milk and soda water. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/crme-brle-soda_n_1061204.html" target="_hplink">Creme Brulee Soda recipe</a></strong>

  • Concord Grape Soda

    Capture Concord grape season with this classic homemade soda recipe that uses yeast to create the carbonation. The only downside is you'll have to wait at least 2 days before you can enjoy it. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Concord-Grape-Soda" target="_hplink">Concord Grape Soda recipe from Saveur.com</a></strong>

  • Sassafras Root Beer

    Sassafras roots, cloves, anise, cinnamon and molasses go into making this enticing root beer soda. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/homemade_sassafras_root_beer/" target="_hplink">Sassafras Root Beer recipe from SimplyRecipes.com</a></strong>

  • Cucumber, Mint And Basil Soda

    This refreshing herbal soda is easy to make because all you do is infuse the simple syrup. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2011/05/cucumber-mint-and-basil-soda" target="_hplink">Cucumber, Mint and Basil Soda from BonAppetit.com</a></strong>

  • Blueberry Soda

    This blueberry soda starts off like making jam, except the blueberries are drained and turned into a thin syrup. <strong>Get the <a href="http://mymagicmom.com/blueberry-soda/" target="_hplink">Blueberry Soda recipe from MyMagicMom.com</a></strong>

  • Guinness Cream Soda

    This cream soda is spiked with not just one, but three alcohols, including Guinness beer, vanilla liqueur and ginger liqueur. Pour the beer over the back of a spoon to create foam. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.chow.com/recipes/29936-guinness-cream-soda" target="_hplink">Guinness Cream Soda recipe from Chow.com</a></strong>

  • Cantaloupe Soda

    Retain the fresh flavor of cantaloupe in this soda recipe by pureeing it instead of boiling it. Just mix the puree with soda water and enjoy. <strong>Get the <a href=" http://www.aidamollenkamp.com/2011/09/how-to-make-healthy-fruit-soda-recipe/" target="_hplink">Cantaloupe Soda recipe from AidaMollenkamp.com</a></strong>

  • Cream Soda

    The classic cream soda is an old-time favorite. Make the syrup at home using a whole vanilla bean. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/348771/cream-soda-syrup" target="_hplink">Cream Soda recipe from MarthaStewart.com</a></strong>

  • Strawberry Soda

    You don't cook the strawberries to make this soda -- all you do is macerate the fruit in sugar and strain. The addition of orange juice helps retain the pretty pink color. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.chow.com/recipes/30362-homemade-strawberry-soda" target="_hplink">Strawberry Soda recipe from Chow.com</a></strong>

  • Ginger-Lemongrass Soda

    This homemade soda recipe puts an exotic spin on ginger ale by including lemongrass. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/ginger-lemongrass-soda_n_1060869.html" target="_hplink">Ginger-Lemongrass Soda recipe</a></strong>

  • WATCH: How To Make Blackberry Soda

    Learn how to make this healthy and delicious drink: homemade blackberry soda.

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