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This easy homemade orange soda is super refreshing and is naturally fermented to add a healthy probiotic punch! | Back To The Book Nutrition

Probiotic Orange Soda

Light and refreshing probiotic orange soda is made from only 4 ingredients.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword orange soda, probiotic drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Fermentation 3 days
Total Time 3 days 15 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • Juice of 3 large oranges about 1 1/4 cups juice
  • 1/2 cup liquid whey To collect whey, place a couple cups of plain yogurt in a clean dish towel and wrap the corners up. Then hold over a bowl and gently press, allowing the clear liquid whey to drip into the bowl.


  • Place the sugar and about 3 cups of the water into a large pot and heat, stirring regularly, just until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add the remaining water and orange juice.
  • Add the whey, stirring to mix.
  • Use a funnel to pour into individual flip top bottles or bottle with screw top lids.
  • Allow to sit in a warm area for a few days, checking occasionally for flavor. We keep our home pretty cool overnight, so I found that placing a small desktop lamp near the bottles overnight sped up the fermentation process.
  • As soon as the sodas are fermented to your liking, transfer them to the fridge until ready to drink.