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It’s that time of year again, and dandelions are everywhere. A few weeks ago I made a lost with a list of things to do with dandelions. Naturally, a few days later I came across another idea that I would have added to the list if I’d thought if it: dandelion soda! I almost edited my post, but this soda turned out so good that I decided to make a separate post about it.
This drink isn’t carbonated the same way regular soda is. Instead, it uses a half cup of ginger bug starter which is made of sugar, water, and organic ginger root. It “captures” wild yeasts and bacteria that eat the sugar and emit carbon dioxide, giving it a fizz just like soda. The starter and the soda are fairly easy to make and a fun project to do with your kids.
This recipe comes from Teri at Homestead Honey. She writes, “When dandelion season comes around, it hits with full force! Looking around my garden, it’s hard to believe that only a few years ago there wasn’t a single dandelion on our property! Now we have ample dandelions to leave some for the pollinators, and still have enough dandelion flowers and roots to make into recipes.
“This dandelion soda recipe requires a bit of effort in stripping the petals from the plant, but you will be deliciously rewarded!” Follow the link below to keep reading.