Easy Recipes for Fizzy Aqua Kefir

Updated: Aug 28, 2020

Create your own amazing kefir concoctions at home in just a few steps.

After creating your base ferment, you can add any flavor you like to make your own fizzy brew uniquely yours. Here are a few of our favorite recipes!


Ginger-Pineapple Aqua Kefir


You will need:

  • An airtight container such as a swingtop bottle or a growler with a

  • Sturdy, airtight lid.

  • Approximately one quart of stage 1 fermented kefir (the magic base).

  • **1 cup of fresh squeezed Pineapple juice or bottled fresh pressed

  • organic juice. Lakewood Organic or the classic Dole can both work.

Preparation:

Pour the kefir base into an airtight bottle. Add the Pineapple juice. Seal it up and allow to ferment at room temperature overnight. Open the cap to release the pressure, this is called “burping” the bottle. Chill in the fridge for an hour and enjoy! Kefir pop stores for about two weeks in the fridge.


Tart Cherry Kefir Pop (tastes great and looks so pretty!)


You will need:

  • An airtight container such as a swingtop bottle or a growler with a sturdy, airtight lid

  • Approximately one quart of stage 1 fermented kefir (the magic

  • base)

  • 1 cup of fresh pressed organic tart cherry juice (homemade or store bought)

  • Juice from 1/2 a grapefruit

Preparation:

Mix the base and tart cherry juice in an airtight container. Squeeze in the grapefruit juice to “jumpstart” the second stage fermentation. Tighten lid and ferment overnight at room temp. Chill in the fridge and enjoy! Stores in the fridge for about two weeks.


Watermelon - Chili Pepper Agua Fresca

A twist on the Mexican favorite --refresh and detox!

  • An airtight container such as a swingtop bottle or a growler with a sturdy, airtight lid

  • A juicer (centrifugal or masticating)

  • Approximately one quart of stage 1 fermented kefir (the magicbase)

  • 1/4 watermelon juiced

  • Juice from 1/2 lime

  • 1/4 to 1/2 a habanero pepper or a hot jalapeno

Preparation:

Juice the watermelon and chili pepper, don’t worry if a few seeds wind up in your finished drink as they are very good for you. Add this mixture to your kefir base. Add the lime juice. Tighten lid and ferment overnight at room temp. Chill in the fridge and enjoy! Stores in the fridge for about two weeks. **You may find the watermelon juice separated from the kefir after fermentation, gently stir or shake to remix. Need more fizz? Squeeze in half a grapefruit!


Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Kefir: Creating New Flavors!

There are lots of fruits, veggies, and herbs you can add to kefir to make your own great flavors. A few of the possibilities include orange, lemon, coconut, lemongrass (make a simple syrup), basil, mint, mango, pear, apple, and cherry. Have fun and experiment! Your kefir base will last a couple weeks in the fridge so you can try out multiple flavor ideas from the same batch.

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