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Very Berry Sodas

Prep: 15 minutes.

Health JULY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 2 pints (4 cups) fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups cold seltzer water
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh boysenberries, blackberries, or raspberries


1. Purée raspberries in a food processor. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve, discarding seeds (should yield about 2 cups purée). In a large pitcher, mix the purée, sugar, lemon juice, and salt (you can make the purée up to 12 hours before serving; just keep refrigerated). Add the seltzer and stir until combined.

2. Place a few small scoops of ice cream and some blueberries and other berries in each of 6 glasses. Fill with the soda. Serve with long spoons and straws.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 252
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 50g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 66mg
  • Calcium: 79mg

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