I’m running hot these days: It’s late July. It’s really humid. I’m pushing a lot of blood through my veins, plus there’s a baby in my stomach to keep me warm. Probably an extra layer of fat, too. It’s like 115 degrees on the East Coast today—so hot an excessive heat warning is in effect through Saturday. Also so hot that Popsicles melt faster than you can say “sticky mess.”
Um, did I mention that it’s hot in here?
I’m grateful we have pool access, but what I’m really craving is an ice-cold Dr. Pepper in a tall glass. Or a Diet Coke with a whole lotta lime. And I’m sure a lot of us want more than that to drink, too.
So, what to do when we need a break but we’re not giving in to our vices? Enter the homemade soda. Six recipes after the jump!
So what if I have issues with a sweet tooth? (I just raided my baking cupboard and am eating marshmallows.) To curb the cravings and beat the heat, here are some good-looking and sounding homemade soda mixes from around the web. Drink up and happy Friday!