3-Ingredient Unripe Pinecone Soda

The Thrifty Homesteader


If you don't have green (unripe) pinyon pinecones, other local unripe pinecones will likely work. All true pines are technically edible so you can use most any kind. For soda though you need flavorful pinecones like white pine or else your soda may not have much flavor. It's important to check the flavor as it ferments and don't let it go too long or the pine flavor can get too strong!


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 gallon springwater
  • 2 unripe pinecones


  1. Fill a 1/2 gallon (89L) jar with springwater. Add 3/4 cup (150g) sugar and a couple of unripe pinecones to the jar. Screw the lid on the...
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3-Ingredient Unripe Pinecone Soda

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Janie Hynson