Homemade Ginger Ale

A healthy homemade ginger ale recipe made from real ginger. This refreshing healthy ginger ale has healing properties and can boost your immune system all year long!

Did you know most store-bought ginger ale doesn’t contain any ginger at all?

In fact, it’s loaded with high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and flavoring. That’s why I always suggest making your ginger ale at home!

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this homemade ginger ale soda. Follow along for instructions on how to make ginger easily and with very few ingredients.

You can feel good drinking this soda because it’s made with natural ingredients that are not only sugar free, but great for your health too!

Homemade ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass.

What is Homemade Ginger Ale?

Fresh ginger is simmered with sweetener and water to make a natural ginger syrup. It is then combined with carbonated water to make a healthy, natural, and refreshing drink.

How many carbs are in traditional ginger ale vs this homemade ginger ale recipe?

The carbs in ginger ale purchased at the supermarket are significantly higher than in homemade ginger. That is due to the added sugar which is nearly 36g per serving!

Homemade ginger ale is made with a zero-carb sweetener and real ginger, making it a much healthier choice.

Homemade ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass.

What ingredients do I need and how do you make ginger ale?

  • Water – is used for boil down the ginger.
  • Ginger – peel ginger and slice.
  • Sweetener – we like to use a monkfruit erythritol blend, you can use your favorite sugar-free sweetener of choice. Also if you prefer, cane sugar can be used as well for a lower sugar ginger ale drink.
  • Salt – table salt or sea salt. Salt is used to add depth to the flavors of the ginger ale.
  • Lime/Lemon Juice – for this beverage, you can choose either lemon or lime juice. Whichever you prefer.
  • Carbonated Water – use unflavored carbonated water or sparkling water.

Place ginger in boiling water, simmer and let it cook down for about 30 minutes. Using a strainer, pour liquid into a small bowl, add sweetener and salt and stir to dissolve. Cool in refrigerator or freezer.

When the ginger base is cooled, use 1 part ginger ale base to 2-3 parts carbonated water and adjust to liking. Top with a squeeze of lime/lemon and some fresh mint.

What are the health benefits of ginger?

There are many health benefits of ginger and ginger shots. They include:

  • Boost immune system
  • Ward off illness
  • Fights infection
  • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Help with nausea
  • Aid digestion
  • Upset Stomach
  • Weight-loss
  • Lower blood sugar levels
  • Morning sickness
  • Bloating

Is drinking ginger ale healthy?

Drinking ginger ale can be healthy if made with the right ingredients. That’s why this healthy ginger ale recipe is perfect for those who love the ginger flavor but not all the sugar and additives that come with store-bought ginger ale.

What is the nutrition information for this sugar-free ginger ale recipe?

  • 10 Calories
  • 1g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 1g Protein
  • 1g Fat
  • 0mg Cholesterol
  • 0mg Sodium
  • 15mg Potassium
  • 6mg Calcium
  • 0mg Iron
  • 0ui Vitamin A
  • 0mg Vitamin C

Homemade ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass.

Do you have any other drink recipes I can try?

Now, let’s get making this Homemade Ginger Ale recipe!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cooking Time 30M
  • Cooling Time 30M
  • Total Time 1H5M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~0g
  • Servings 4-6 glasses

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 1/3 Cup Sweetener (Monkfruit Erythritol Blend, sugar or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Lime/Lemon Juice
  • 8 oz Carbonated Water

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Slice ginger and set aside.

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

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4) Strain the ginger and pour ginger juice into a holding bowl.  Add sweetener and salt into the ginger juice and stir well until sweetener fully dissolves.

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5) Transfer the ginger juice base into the freezer for 30 minutes.  Note – you can place in the fridge as well, but will require 3-4 hours to cool.

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6) After 30 minutes, remove ginger juice base from freezer. To make the ginger ale, use 1 part ginger ale base to 2-3 parts carbonated water and adjust to liking. Top with a squeeze of lime/lemon.

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Hope you enjoy your Homemade Ginger Ale!

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Homemade keto ginger ale served in a glass with a wedge of ginger and lime on the rim of the glass.

Homemade Ginger Ale

A healthy homemade ginger ale recipe made from real ginger. This refreshing healthy ginger ale has healing properties and can boost your immune system all year long!
4.84 from 18 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: carbs in ginger ale, healthy ginger ale, how to make ginger ale, sugar free ginger ale
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 10kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Inch Ginger
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetener monkfruit erythritol blend, sugar or sweetener of choice
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Lime/Lemon Juice
  • 8 oz Carbonated Water

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Keto Ginger Ale Recipe (1)
  • Slice ginger and set aside.
    Keto Ginger Ale Recipe (2)
  • Boil water in stove top pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to low simmer and add in sliced ginger. Cover 7/8 way to leave a little room for evaporation and simmer for 30 minutes.
    Keto Ginger Ale Recipe (12)
  • Strain the ginger and pour ginger juice into a holding bowl. Add sweetener and salt into the ginger juice and stir well until sweetener fully dissolves.
    Keto Ginger Ale Recipe (13)
  • Transfer the ginger juice base into the freezer for 30 minutes. Note - you can just place in the fridge as well, but require 3-4 hours to cool.
    Keto Ginger Ale Recipe (8)
  • After 30 minutes, remove ginger juice base from freezer. To make the ginger ale, use 1 part ginger ale base to 2-3 parts carbonated water and adjust to liking. Top with a squeeze of lime/lemon.
    Keto Ginger Ale Recipe (11)

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Nutrition

Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 6mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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