Are Terry’s Chocolate Oranges a part of your family’s holiday tradition? They are in our household, and this year we developed a chocolate orange water kefir soda recipe that mimics this sentimental holiday flavour. You may want to add this delish beverage to your Christmas drink list, too.
CHOCOLATE ORANGE RECIPE
MAKES: about 4 cups
3 cups first ferment
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp of Viva Cacao! Drinking Chocolate mix (if not available, use cacao powder instead)
1/2 cup water
Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
In a very small sauce pan, bring 1/2 cup of water to a low simmer and add cacao. Whisk until well dissolved. Leave on a low simmer until half of the liquid is reduced. Aim to get a 1/4 cup of the chocolate syrup once it’s reduced.
Pour 1/4 cup of the reduced chocolate syrup through a strainer into a swivel top bottle using a funnel. It is normal for the cacao to leave some grainy texture behind in the strainer.
Strain the grains and add the orange juice to the swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir.
Seal up the swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
Open slowly, strain and enjoy the chocolate orange delight!
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