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Make your own Sodamix

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So, you have a Sodastream and have just run out of Sodamix. You could always buy more, but what if you want to make flavors not offered by Sodastream? What if you want to save even more money?

As you may have figured out by now, putting powdered drink mix into carbonated water doesn't work very well (unless you're going for a Diet-Coke-and-Mentos-style reaction). By saving your old Sodamix bottles, you can refill them with dissolved drink mixes and still use the measuring cap to make perfect soda every time.
 
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Step 2: How much water?

Most drink mixes will make either 10 or 12 quarts, and for the purposes of turning this into a soda "syrup," a quart is close enough to a liter. The Sodamixes originally came with 500 ml of syrup to make 12 liters. If your mix makes 12 quarts, fill your empty Sodamix bottle with 500 ml of water. If your mix only makes 10 quarts, then fill the empty Sodamix bottle with 420 ml of water. Now add all of the mix packets to the water, put the cap on, and shake until it's all dissolved.

Step 3: Re-label and enjoy!

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Now you can add your own label to the bottle, tape on the label from the drink mix canister, or leave them all blank and make mystery soda. Since your homemade Sodamix is the same strength as the original, you can still use the lines in the cap to measure. Enjoy!
lharrawood1 year ago
Question: how would I do this with a koolaid favor, would I take 3 packets of koolaid and the suger to make a gallon and a half of koolaid?
chuCraft (author)  lharrawood1 year ago
If 3 packets of Kool Aid makes 3 gallons (12 quarts), then yes, that's how many I would try. I'm not sure how well regular sugar would dissolve in the small amount of water, though, so you might want to try either heating the water and dissolving the sugar first, or using an equivalent amount of some other sweetener. I would use as much sweetener/sugar as you normally would to make that much Kool Aid.

Let me know how it turns out! It might take a few attempts to get the ratio just right.
drlayddi1 year ago
Great!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Cool. I'd love to see this done with homemade syrups too. I just made ginger syrup. I wonder if that would work? We have a sodastream in the lab, so I'll have to check it out!
chuCraft (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
I look forward to seeing your results! I notice there's only one other Sodastream Instructable right now. Maybe we can start a trend and have enough for a Sodastream tips and tricks guide.
I use any clear juice in my sodastream. Apple, cranbery, etc. Just fill the sodastream bottle with juice instead of water and proceed as usual. Even do white wine! Champagne?
I made soda using ginger syrup I made, and I found it to be quite good.
If you heat the water, you can supersaturate the mix.
Fine instructable, chuCraft (I think I'm the author of that other Sodastream 'ible). Yes, let's keep these tips coming.
chuCraft (author)  TheOlMaestro2 years ago
Yes, you are! I want to try your recipe the next time grapefruit is dirt cheap at my local store. I like Fresca and the Sodastream diet pink grapefruit isn't quite the same (aside from it being pink).