I read all the bad news about diet pop: it causes cancer, weight gain and migraines. But it was sooo delicious! I knew that if I wanted to kick the habit, I had to find something equally delicious to drink, preferably something that (a) I could afford to drink in quantity, and (b) wasn't unhealthy when consumed in said quantity.
After months of trial and error, I have three winning candidates! All are quick to make, delicious and will not send you to an early grave.
The simplest is seltzer water with juice. Pour out or drink 1/4 of a can of seltzer and then re-fill the can with grapefruit, orange, cranberry or another juice, and you have a delicious soda substitute. Of course, add some vodka to that and you have an even more delicious adult beverage. Bonus health points for using juice with calcium!
- milk, sugar and vanilla,
- homemade caramel sauce, and
- Vietnamese style, with sweetened condensed milk and half and half.