Are you a coffee lover that's ready for a hot weather change up? Coffee Soda has all the qualities of a rich cup of coffee made into a fizzy refreshing sipper for summer.
Calling all coffee lovers and soda drinkers; there's a new drink in town you won't want to miss. This Coffee Soda recipe replaces your coffee break hot cup of coffee with carbonated coffee drink you'll love!
Think cold brew coffee combined with carbonated water for a carbonated beverage that's a perfect summer drink. You'll get your caffeine fix with refreshing soda water perfect for those days too hot for hot coffee!
No need to head to the coffee shop to get the upscale coffee drink vibe at home and without a lot of sugar! It turns your favorite coffee into an exciting drink that's a great option for summer and the hot fall months too.
Unlike soda you control the sweetness by sweetening to taste. You can use your favorite sugar replacement or a splash of homemade simple syrup (directions included).
What is Coffee Soda?
Imagine the flavor of fresh brewed coffee, chilled, with the fizzy sparkle of soda. It's a great way to enjoy coffee flavor in the hot months with the thirst-quenching quality of a cold soda....but it's club soda. So you enjoy the benefits of coffee with the qualities of a soda without the downside of soda.
No artificial ingredients or fake sweet flavors.
What makes it skinny?
Unlike many coffee house drinks that are loaded with sugar or calories from pumps of sweet syrups, coffee soda is just coffee and sparkling soda or water. It has no calories. It delivers a hit of caffeine and some hydrating water over ice.
You sweeten it with whatever you love. You can use a no calorie or low calorie sugar substitute or homemade simple syrup which mixes in effortlessly without any undissolved bits.
Recipe Ingredients Notes
Prepared coffee. Regular coffee, flavored coffee or even espresso shots work. Make it and chill it before assembling the coffee soda.
Sweetener of choice. Use your regular sugar replacement sweetener (if you use them) or a splash of simple syrup (recipe in recipe card notes).
Club Soda or sparkling water. Chilled.
How to Make Coffee Soda
Fill a tall glass (12-14 ounces) with ice (photo 1). Pour in the coffee (photo 2) and club soda (photo 3).
Add simple syrup or sweetener to taste (complete iced coffee soda is photo 4).
Use flavored coffee! Any flavor coffee works to make this ice coffee soda. Use regular coffee, your favorite blend or seasonal coffees to change up the flavor.
Any type of coffee can work. Use coffee from your French Press, espresso shots if you like it strong (or regular coffee with a shot of espresso) or regular drip coffee. Just make it, put it in a Mason jar in the refrigerator and you are ready to go!
Sweetening the coffee soda. Like iced coffee or cold brew, coffee soda usually needs a bit of sweetening. You can use a favorite sugar replacement or simple syrup. Simple syrup is a mix of sugar and water and because it's a liquid it mixes into drinks perfectly (that's why it's usually used to sweeten cocktails). It's easy to make at home and to flavor it too. Instructions in the recipe card notes.
Seltzer water can be used too! If you'd rather use seltzer water instead of club soda, go for it. Avoid sparkling mineral water as that will change the flavor.
Coffee ice cubes for extra caffeine. Freeze some coffee in ice cube trays to use instead of regular ice!
Add some orange peel. Try a small piece of orange peel to add some extra flavor!
Add a splash of milk, cream or creamer. Do you normally take a splash of creamer in your coffee? Add it to your coffee soda!
Chill the ingredients beforehand. Keep a jar of prepared cold coffee, cans or bottles of club soda and simple syrup if using in the refrigerator. This makes the best coffee soda as everything is cold. Also makes it easy to whip up with no preparation.
How to store
Coffee soda is best consumed when you make it. Store the ingredients in the refrigerator and whip it together for a satisfying coffee break whenever you are in the mood.
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