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Sparkling strawberry and basil cooler

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  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood free
  • Shellfish free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • Nut free
  • Lactose free
  • Gluten free
  • Egg free
  • Dairy free

This fruity cooler is a must-try recipe. Filled with strawberries, basil, thyme and vanilla, it’s a flavour explosion.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + cooling time
Sparkling strawberry and basil cooler


  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 250g strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup small basil leaves
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • Ice cubes, to serve
  • 1.5L chilled soda water

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  1. Step 1

    Place the sugar, vanilla and half the strawberry in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until the sugar dissolves and the strawberry collapses. Cool slightly. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool completely.
  2. Step 2

    Place the strawberry mixture in a large serving jug. Add the basil, thyme, remaining strawberry and ice. Top up with soda water to serve.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 204kJ/49 Cals (2%)

Protein: 0.4g (1%)

Fat: 0.1g (0%)

Sat fat: 0g (0%)

Carb: 11g (4%)

Sugar: 11g (12%)

Fibre: 1g (3%)

Sodium: 13mg (1%)