Friday, April 15, 2011

Peach and Strawberry Soda

I watched this episode the other day and this sounded so good. I made it using just the Strawberries, as I was making it from memory. Oops. Either way, this was really good! A fun treat for my daughter. I plan on making this all summer long for the kids, as I believe it's a great substitute for "real soda". You can cut back on the sugar, and use fresh berries/fruit when available. I did and it was great (and pretty too!)

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1 cup (6 ounces) frozen and thawed peaches (preferably with no sugar added) or 2 fresh peaches, peeled and pitted - Didn't use
1 cup (6 ounces) frozen (preferably with no sugar added) and thawed or fresh strawberries - I used fresh
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
1 teaspoon lemon zest (from1/2 large lemon) - I forgot! didnt use
1 cup sparkling water

In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes.
In a blender, combine the cooled syrup, peaches, strawberries, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Blend until smooth. Add the sparkling water and pour into an ice-filled pitcher.
Recipe: Giada De Laurentiis