House made sparking water/seltzer ?

Joined Apr 15, 2010

Anyone creating signature non-alcoholic sparking water/seltzer beverages that would be willing to share with me what type of equipment you are using?  

Our small bakery-cafe is looking to develop some house-made fruity type sparking beverages (like you would make at home using a Soda Stream) as an alternative to offering bottled sodas and waters and would welcome any advice you could provide.

Thank you very much.


Joined Jul 5, 2013
Back in the day, in New York city, we made Egg Creams with seltzer water or purchased gizmos with cartridges to create the fizz factor.

Chocolate syrup (U-Bet) was the syrup of choice.  You might change it out with coffee or strawberry syrup.

If you poke around the web, there are some healthy "spa/detox" type water drinks using uncarbonated water i.e. water infused with strawberries, cucumbers, lemons and limes, etc.  Adding some "fizz" to the mix would be interesting/refreshing.
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Joined Apr 15, 2010
Thank you so much, Cerise, for your prompt reply. I remember those NYC egg creams very fondly!

I like the idea of the infused "spa" waters, but would like to add the extra "fizz" effect to them. I've seen equipment in all price ranges - but we are trying to keep it as simple and cost effective as possible.

Thank you again for your suggestion and for taking the time to respond!
Joined Apr 15, 2010
Thank you, Cheflayne, for your question.  We are just looking to make & serve these flavored "seltzers" to order.
Joined Aug 21, 2004
A cheap and inexpensive way to test the marketable value would be to make a concentrated spa water base. To order, put some base in  a glass and fill remainder with soda water. 8 to 1, 4 to 1, just play around with the ratio.

If it starts looks like a viable market, then invest in CO2 equipment.
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