Over the last few weeks, I have been playing about with my new kitchen gadget; a SodaStream. When I was younger, I used to love going round to my friends house to use their SodaStream and see what new flavours we could make. I’ve never had one myself so it’s been a rather exciting addition to the kitchen. I was actually kindly gifted the Spirit Classic SodaSteam in the Hydration Pack which comes with a few extras such as cordials and extra bottles.
If you are unfamiliar with SodaStream it basically is a premium Soda Water Maker. Upon doing a little bit of research, you can literally add any sort of cordial and syrup with your chouce of flavour to make fizzy. I was so excited for the SodaStream to arrive, I immediatly unboxed it and gave it a go! The Spirit Classic is a pretty compact appliance and completly wireless which I was surprised at. Turns out, you don’t need electricty at all to make it work. To set the Soda Stream up you just add the Carbonating Cylindar to the back and you are ready to go.
In the hydration pack, you have the choice of a litre bottle or two half litre bottles to use on the SodaStream. To get started, you clamp your chosen bottle down which is filled with tap water (or any water of your preference). There’s a button on the top of the SodaStream which you can press however many times. Obviously the more you press it, the more fizzy it gets. I’ve been trying it out for five or so times and it’s the right amount for me. This is when you can add the syrup or cordial. Within the Hydration Pack, you get two cordials; I was given the Ginger Ale and Blueberry & Lime. Once you’ve added the cordial – You are ready to go.
I was astonished at how quick and simple it all was. Last night, we actually made all three bottle under ten minutes and just used a supermarket bought orange cordial. It was a really quick way of making orangeade! I’m going to look at all the syrups on the SodaStream website as I would love to make my own Cola! As far as I’m aware, you can make a whole host of different fizzy flavoured concoptions! The only thing we need to replace is the gas cyclinders which I believe cost £12.99 but actually provide upto 60 litres of fizzy goodness!
Have you heard of a SodaStream before? What flavour would you make?
*SodaStream have gifted me this item, but all views are my own