What a heat wave we’ve been having! It’s during times like these that I want something cool and refreshing. Like a soda…and it’s especially nice when a soda is on the healthy side! This Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda is made with coconut milk and fresh strawberries…yum! It’s also sweetened with honey. It’s a treat that will help cool you off, and you can feel good about drinking it too—win, win, win! 🙂 I was inspired by a recipe at Food.com, but changed it up a little, using honey instead of sugar and a little more strawberries—I think it’s a great soda!
Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda
STRAWBERRY-COCONUT CREAM SODA by NancyC
Makes 1 (8-ounce) serving
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
2 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons refrigerated coconut milk
Club soda or carbonated water, chilled
In a small bowl, combine the strawberries and honey, stirring so strawberries are coated with the honey. Then use a pastry blender to mash the strawberries. You’ll have about 2/3 cup of the mashed strawberry-honey mixture. Stir in the coconut milk and blend everything well.
Place the mashed strawberry-honey-coconut milk mixture in an 8-ounce glass. Fill the glass with ice, up to 1″ below the top rim of the glass. Then pour in the club soda, filling the glass to the top. Stir the cream soda with a straw or iced teaspoon, blending the club soda in with the other ingredients, and serve immediately. Serve with a straw and spoon, since the mashed-up strawberries clog up the straw occasionally!
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
This soda is creamy, fruity, and so refreshing! The recipe makes a single serving, so if you need more servings, just multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you want to make.
What types of beverages do you like to drink on a hot summer day?
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