Refreshing Blueberry Soda


Summer favorite that can easily be translated into freezer pops. Fresh mint leaves could also be used instead of basil.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 cups fresh basil

  • 2 cups blueberries

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 4 cups carbonated sparkling water


  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir the sugar and basil into the water and return to a boil; cook at a boil for 10 minutes and immediately remove from heat. Chill in refrigerator until slightly cooled, about 10 minutes.

  2. Blend the blueberries, 1/2 cup water, and the lemon juice in a blender until smooth; pour into a pitcher. Remove the basil leaves from the simple-syrup mixture; discard the basil. Stir the syrup into the blueberry mixture. Add the carbonated water to the mixture and stir gently.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
0g Fat
31g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 66mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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