I haven't had soda since I was about 23 years old. I weaned myself off of that addiction in 1986. I haven't looked back. But, sometimes, I wonder if there's a way to make real, old-fashioned soda. Without the addictive sugars and other man-made chemicals. Well, there is!
1 cup sparkling spring water
1 Tablespoon organic dark maple syrup
.25 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1 cup crushed ice
Pulse all ingredients in blender until thoroughly mixed. Serve immediately, or store in glass jar with tight lid so you won't loose the effervescence. Makes 2-8 ounce servings.
This soda is not as overly sweet as sodas you will buy in the store. It has a mild sweetness.