How to Make Water Kefir
Hi Sweet Friends,
Water Kefir is a delicious, probiotic-rich fermented beverage, offering you a perfect alternative drink when you grow tired of Kombucha. It’s easy to make and involves preparing a solution of sugar and water and pouring it into a jar over your grains.
Get ready to enjoy fermented water
After you pour the water, let the kefir grains in the sugar water sit for 24-48 hours in a warm place at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Then drain off the grains and enjoy a delightfully effervescent, slightly tangy fermented water!
Try a second ferment with fruit
If you like, you can perform a second ferment. Take your strained water kefir (minus the grains), add some fruit, and ferment overnight. Now you have fruit-flavored water kefir. It couldn’t be easier!
And now try more fermented and cultured beverages
Now that you have mastered Water Kefir, be sure to check out my other videos for fermented and cultured beverages:
|How to Make Milk Kefir|
|How to Make Beet Kvass|
So be sure to watch this YouTube video as I walk you through the step-by-step process of making Water Kefir. Start making fermented beverages today!
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You can print the recipe below.
How to Make Water Kefir
- 1 pkg Water kefir grains
- 4 tbsp Cane sugar
- 4 cups Filtered water
- Place water kefir grains in a 1-quart jar.
- Mix water and sugar in a 4-cup measuring cup until the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour the sugar water into the 1-quart jar over the water kefir grains.
- Cover the filled 1-quart jar with a coffee filter or clean cloth and secure with a rubber band.
- After 24 hours, taste the water kefir using a clean spoon. If it is to your liking, drain off the grains and use them to make a second batch of water kefir. If you would like the water kefir to be less sweet, let it ferment for another 24 hours for a total of 48 hours.
- Once the water kefir is to your liking, drain off the grains as mentioned above. You can now decant your water kefir and refrigerate it.
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