Homemade Sprite is a wholesome healthy alternative to the regular lemon lime soda that’s full of sugar and carbs! It’s easy to make and takes under a minute!
Where my soda lovers at? That’s me! I had at least a couple of cans of soda a day before my low carb days.
Now I look at soda and I’m immediately turned off by the sheer amount of sugar! I mean, 12 oz is 38g of sugar!! That’s nearly 3 tbsp!
But even though I know how bad soda is for you, it doesn’t mean I don’t crave a sugary and bubbly drink once in a while.
That’s when by complete accident, my son, who loves to pour anything and everything, added an open can of lemon flavored sparkling water to a cup that had sweetener in it.
My husband drank it thinking it was sparkling water and he was surprised when it tasted just like sprite!
Of course, we had to make it again and after having several people try it, they all agreed it did indeed taste like sprite!
So now when I feel like having a bubbly, sugary drink, I know how easy it is to make a healthy soda to satisfy my cravings and I hope you will too!
What is sprite soda?
Sprite soda is basically just lemon sparkling water, and sweetener. That’s it!
What kind of sparkling soda should I use?
We have used all brands of lemon sparkling water and they all work very well for making sprite.
What are other flavors that make a good soda?
The possibilities are endless! Some of my favorites include, grapefruit, lime, watermelon, and berry.
What other drink recipes can I try out?
- Starbucks Copycat Mocha Frappuccino
- Starbucks Pink Drink
- Strawberry Iced Green Tea
- Strawberry Italian Soda
Now, let’s get making this Homemade Sprite Soda recipe!
- Prepping Time 1M
- Total Time 1M
- Net Carb/Serv ~1g
- Servings 1
- 12 oz Sparkling Lemon Water (cold)
- 2 1/2 tbsp Sweetener (sugar alternative, sugar or preferred sweetener)
- 2-3 Ice Cubes (optional)
1) Gather all the ingredients.
2) Pour sweetener and ~1/3 of the lemon sparkling water into a glass tumbler and lightly mix well until most of the sweetener is dissolved. Once dissolved, pour the remaining of the sparkling water. Note – pouring the sparkling water in increments results in minimal loss of carbonation.
3) Top with optional ice and enjoy cold!
Hope you enjoy your Homemade Sprite Soda!
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Homemade Sprite Soda
- 12 oz Sparkling Lemon Water cold
- 2 1/2 tbsp Sweetener sugar alternative, sugar or preferred sweetener
- 2-3 Ice Cubes optional
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Pour sweetener and ~1/3rd of the lemon sparkling water into a glass tumbler and lightly mix well until most of the sweetener is dissolved. Once dissolved, pour the remaining of the sparkling water. Note - pouring the sparkling water in increments results in minimal loss of carbonation.
- Top with optional ice and enjoy cold!
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I am definitely interested in your idea – I have experimented a little in this vein but your are encouraging me to go further.
I wanted to comment on your description of one of the ingredients, however. The text says you used Monkfruit but your images show Lakanto. Lakanto (which I use and love) is a blend of Erythritol and Monkfruit. Monkfruit is much, much, much sweeter than sugar and if a person used 100% pure Monkfruit to make this recipe it would be amazingly sweet.
If you already know this and are okay with things as it then please accept my apologies for intruding into your space and lecturing you. If you were unfamiliar, please excuse me anyway but I hope the observation is helpful.
Hi Marianne! Thanks for the comment and you’re 100% correct! Lakanto is an erythritol monkfruit blend but we assumed people would understand what we were referring to if we just stated monkfruit with the Lakanto package (to keep things simple).
In the future though, we will keep that in mind and explain the differences between 100% monkfruit extract and monkfruit blends!
I’m not sure how this worked for you, but I’ve found Lakanto monkfruit to be horrible at dissolving into liquids. I’ve tried both boiling it in water for a simple syrup and letting it sit in lemon juice for days hoping the acidity would help it dissolve (this is in addition to adding it to carbonated beverages. In nearly every case, the best I can hope for is a crystalization effect which doesn’t sweeten the water and then I eat the crystals while drinking, which defeats the purpose of having it in a drink.
I’m beginning to wonder if all the people posting recipes for keto diet have actually tried their recipes, or if this is all just theory….
I’ve been experimenting with monkfruit for almost years; if I don’t get an additional bitter flavor out of my recipes, then I get crystallization effect giving my foods a brulee texture that I don’t want. Cheesecake filling isn’t supposed to have a crunch.
Hi – yes it’s true that Lakanto monkfruit is not as easily dissolvable as sugar, however it mostly dissolves as long as we use a water/monkfruit ratio of 2 to 1 or greater and stirring. When we make our cheesecake, there is no crystallization or crunch that you speak of so I’m not sure what’s happening here. My best suggestion that I have heard other people do is to first blend the monkfruit into a powder before using or you can also give allulose with monkfruit a try too. Hope this helps!