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Homemade Keto Ginger Ale


In Asian countries, ginger is considered one of those ‘special’ ingredients that is supposed to cure all ailments. 

From boosting your immune system to keeping you warm during the winter months, it does it all.  For myself, I only used it in cooking prior to low-carb/keto.

However lately, I started to experiment with ginger and see what kind of drink concoctions I could create.  Looking back, I don’t know why it never occurred to try to make real ginger ale!  So after a couple of tries, I came up with one that was surprisingly pleasant. 

Now an important note – this doesn’t taste ANYTHING like Canada Dry Ginger Ale, so keep that in mind when trying this out. This is the REAL DEAL!

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This recipe contains no carbs, so it is definitely low-carb/keto friendly.  I would describe this drink as an all natural energy drink.  

Seriously, when you are tired and if you have a sip, your eyes will light up.  It has a kick of fire right from the start and bold spiciness all the way through to a sweeter finish.  

It really also does have that warming effect on your throat and stomach similar to that of whiskey.

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For this recipe, you should be able to get everything you need at a local supermarket or Amazon.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Cooking Time 45M

Holding Time 30M

Total Time 1H20M

Net Carb/Serv 0g

Servings 4-6 glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Water
  • 2 inch of Ginger
  • 1/3 cup Swerve/Monkfruit
  • Sprinkle of Salt
  • Squeeze of Lime/Lemon

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Chop ginger into cubes.

3) Boil water in stove top pot.  Once boiling, reduce heat to low simmer and add ginger cubes.  Cover 7/8 way to leave a little room for evaporation.  Simmer for 30 minutes.

4) After 30 minutes have passed, turn off heat and let it steep for 10 minutes.

5) Strain the ginger and pour juice into a new stove top pot.  You now have ginger water and this will be the base to the ginger ale mix.  Bring ginger water back to heat on medium.  Add swerve and sprinkle of salt.  Stir to melt the Swerve/Monkfruit into the ginger water and continue to cook until slightly reduced, should take about 5-6 minutes.

6) After reduction, transfer the base to a bowl and stick it in a freezer for 30 minutes.

7) After 30 minutes, pull base from freezer and you have your final ginger ale base.  This now can be mixed with carbonated water to make ginger ale.  We prefer using a SodaStream for carbonated water and you can check out how to use it here.  We like 1 part ginger ale base to 4 parts carbonated water (for 10 oz cup, it would be 2oz base and 8 oz sparkling water), but you can adjust to your liking.  Add a squeeze of lime.

Enjoy the fire of ginger!

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Homemade Keto Ginger Ale

The BEST idea for Low-Carb/Keto homemade Ginger Ale. So delicious with bold flavors! Net Carb/Serv 0g. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe so quick and easy.
4.67 from 3 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: homemadegingerale, ketogingerale, ketosoda, lowcarbgingerale, lowcarbsoda
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
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Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 1/3 Cup Swerve or Monkfruit
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Lime/Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Chop ginger into cubes.
  • Boil water in stove top pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to low simmer and add ginger cubes. Cover 7/8 way to leave a little room for evaporation. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes have passed, turn off heat and let it steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the ginger and pour juice into a new stove top pot. You now have ginger water and this will be the base to the ginger ale mix. Bring ginger water back to heat on medium. Add swerve and sprinkle of salt. Stir to melt the Swerve into the ginger water and continue to cook until slightly reduced, should take about 5-6 minutes.
  • After reduction, transfer the base to a bowl and stick it in a freezer for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, pull base from freezer and you have your final ginger ale base. This now can be mixed with carbonated water to make ginger ale. We prefer using a SodaStream for carbonated water and you can check out how to use it here. We like 1 part ginger ale base to 4 parts carbonated water (for 10 oz cup, it would be 2oz base and 8 oz sparkling water), but you can adjust to your liking. Add a squeeze of lime.

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