Experiment With Iced Coffee Flavors By Adding Your Favorite Soda

Everyone knows that making iced coffee at home is a simple and smart way to save money, while still enjoying your favorite morning beverage. However, it can be hard to keep things interesting when you don't have access to the same wide variety of fancy syrups as a coffee shop. You don't have to let that stop you from experimenting, though. If you want to change up your iced coffee on the fly, it's time to consider adding soda to the mix.

But wouldn't adding soda carbonate your coffee? Well, yes, but it's not as out-there of a suggestion as you would think. Sparkling coffee, or gassosa al caffè, has been a popular drink in Italy for many years and the sweetness of soda can easily take the place of sugar or flavored syrup. The result is a refreshing, exciting, and unique treat that will not only delight your tastebuds but also make you a trendsetter amongst your coffee klatch. 

Recommended coffee and soda pairings

If you're not sure where to start when combining soda with coffee, think about the flavors you usually enjoy when you order at a café. Are you a vanilla or caramel fan? The similar flavors found in a cream soda or root beer will be your best bet. If you prefer herbaceous or floral syrups like lavender, then a spicy ginger ale or the famously complex Dr. Pepper should satisfy your palate.

You can also select a soda pairing based on what flavor notes are found in the coffee itself. Maybe you want to highlight the fruit-forwardness found in your favorite blend. In that case, the tangy sweetness of orange soda is worth a try. If your coffee of choice leans bold and rich, the brightness of a cola will bring balance to your beverage. Ultimately, there are endless soda options so if you have something special you want to try — like bacon soda in your blonde roast — no one can stop you. At the end of the day, it's all about trying something new.