We had a taste for something to drink besides plain and sparkling water. Being totally adverse to just about anything with added sugar nowadays, I wanted to see if there was a way to sweeten up cranberry juice without drinking up a ton of carbs.
I didn’t think stevia would work because it has a naturally bitter aftertaste just like cranberries, but to my shock and surprise my first experiment was a success! A bit of tweaking the formula and I came up with a decent cranberry soda which I share here with you!
Sugar free cranberry soda
- 1/4 cup 100% pure unsweetened cranberry juice (preferably not from concentrate)
- 1/4 tsp pure stevia extract
- (optional) A pinch of another sweetener like xylitol or erythritol
- Sparkling water/soda water (a sodastream works great for this)
Pour the 1/4 cup cranberry juice into a 16 oz glass. Add the stevia and optional pinch of other sweetener to the juice in the glass and stir until completely dissolved. Slowly add the soda water.
That’s it! This recipe yields a nice solid soda flavor and in my opinion there isn’t even a hint of bitterness from the stevia.