Recipe : Water kefir

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A homemade fermented soda super easy to make

I discovered the principle of kefir for the first time in kyrgyzstan where they call it “kymyz” and where it is the national beverage/alcohol also known as  “fermented horse milk”. Back in those days, my taste buds and my spirit were far from ready for this discovery. There are indeed 2 types of kefir, “milk kefir” and “water kefir”. I’m sharing here the water kefir recipe which is much more approachable in taste and in the end just an homemade fruity soda. It’s also a good way to start being creative with homemade fermentation to welcome some probiotics in our nutrition

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Ingredients :

  • 50 cl water
  • 2 organic lemon slices
  • 10 g sugar
  • 1 dry fig
  • 1 tbsp kefir grains

Preparation :

  • If you have this opportunity : Keep your kefir grains inside a little tea bag in order to ease their use.
  • Combine all ingredients in a glass jar.
  • Add tea bag with kefir.
  • Cover with a piece of clothe and tighten with a rubber band.

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  • Leave it at room temperature until dried fruits comes upto the surface (fermentation is done).

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  • Filter soda now fruity and fuzzy.

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  • Bottle up.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before drinking or keep at room temperature for another 12 to 24 hours for a second fermentation that will increase the fuzzy sensation (and the alcohol).

Et… voilà, Bonne dégustation !