Homemade (sugar free!) Grape Soda

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Homemade (sugar free!) Grape Soda ~ this gorgeous purple soda has nothing at all in common with the bottled stuff, it’s pure fruit, no added sugar, and bursting with grape flavor!

Fresh Concord Grape Juice pouring into a bottle


Most grapes come into season in the late summer, so you should be seeing some nice varieties in your local stores and farmer’s markets right about now. You can use any type of grape to make a really good fresh drink: red, black, or even green, seeded or seedless, it doesn’t matter, you’ll be straining out the pulp in this recipe anyway. But do try and taste your grapes before purchasing…I find they can be hit or miss. If they taste great out of hand, they will make a fantastic soda. I happen to love the color and flavor of black grapes, and when I am lucky enough to find them, Concord grapes are the ultimate.

Black Grapes for Homemade Grape Soda

Soda, or pop, depending on where you live, is a beloved American tradition that has become a dietary disaster over the decades. Full of sugar, artificial colorings and chemicals, soft drinks are a nutritional nightmare, especially for kids. But for a homemade fruit soda all you need is a fruit syrup and some sparkling water. Mine is sugar free, with a dash of lemon to give it a pop. If you start your kids on the natural alternative early enough, they’ll never miss the crappy stuff.

Homemade Grape Soda, sugar free

I like to store the concentrated grape syrup in a jar or bottle in the fridge and then pour it out over ice in a chilled glass and top with sparkling water as needed. I garnished with  bit of fresh basil, but you can also use mint. Kids can concoct their own soda blend as an after school treat, and there’s nothing stopping you from using it as a base for a cocktail or two.

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Fresh Concord Grape Juice pouring into a bottle
3.10 from 55 votes

Homemade Grape Soda

Healthy, sugar free, and all natural Homemade Grape Soda ~ the flavor will blow you away!
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yield 6 servings
Author Sue Moran


  • 1 lb fresh Concord grapes or another black grape that you like, taste first!
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Wash the grapes and put them in a heavy bottomed pot, along with the water and lemon juice. Bring the pot to a simmer and continue simmering for about 20 minutes until the grapes have begun to soften. Smash the grapes with the back of a large spoon as they cook.
  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor and process until completely blended. Let the machine run long enough to get all the grapes completely pureed.
  • Pass the puree through a mesh strainer, pushing lightly, to get the juice through. Discard any pulp, skin or seeds.
  • Refrigerate the grape syrup until cold.
  • To serve, fill a glass with ice and mix half syrup and half sparking water. Garnish with a sprig of basil or mint.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


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  • Reply
    August 18, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so amazing, and that bottle is gorgeous, may I ask where you got it? I love the beautiful color of the grape syrup in that amazing bottle, it’s perfection!

    • Reply
      Sue Moran
      August 19, 2021 at 5:55 am

      Thanks Loretta, this is an older post, but I probably got the bottle at a Home Goods type store.

  • Reply
    April 7, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    5 stars
    I love grapes and I bet this is really going to be perfect for summer. Thank you for sharing this! I’ll try to make this one 🙂

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