Make Your Own Sodamix




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 1: Gather Materials

To make your own mixes, you will need:
  • Empty Sodamix bottle
  • Water
  • Measuring cup with marks for milliliters
  • Non-carbonated drink mix that makes 10 or 12 quarts
You can start by cutting the old label off of the bottle.

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!

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!

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    14 Discussions


    2 years ago

    This makes wonderful sense, because Soda Scream stopped making diet cream soda--my favorite. This flavor is so flexible because I can add coffee extract or cocoa extract to my cream soda. (Canfields, anyone?)


    4 years ago

    Found a list of soda syrup recipes online they're only a Google search away!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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?

    3 replies

    I do this all the time. My recipe: 1 empty syrup bottle, 8-10 packets unsweetened kool-ade mix, Enough sweetener to equal 8-10 cups of sugar. Add flavor and sweetener to empty bottle. Fill bottle half full with water. Shake well. Fill the rest of the bottle.

    Use the original bottle cap to measure the syrup exactly as you would the original syrup. You may need to adjust the measurements slightly. I like my syrups pretty strong, but 8-10 packets is pretty close to the # of servings in the original bottle.

    Let this rest for an hour or two because it will fizz violently if you add it to the water right away. After that, though, it's fine.


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I make 1 liter of drink mix at a time with Kool-Aid. I prefer sugar free drinks so I bought some pure sucralose on Amazon. A 1 kg bag is basically the equivalent of 1320 lbs of sugar. About $100.

    Mix 1 liter of hot water with 14 packets of your favorite Kool-Aid mix and then add 1 7/8ths teaspoons of pure sucralose (or 14 cups of sugar). Mix it all up and then fill two empty SodaStream mix bottles.

    1 packet of Kool-Aid make a half gallon, btw. I use 14 packets because I like it to have more flavor. You can probably use 12-14 packets until you get the taste you like.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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!

    3 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Fine instructable, chuCraft (I think I'm the author of that other Sodastream 'ible). Yes, let's keep these tips coming.

    1 reply

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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).