Icy Mint Water Kefir Soda Recipe
Quench your thirst and cool off with this refreshing, sparkling take on a classic porch sipper!
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups first ferment water kefir
1/4 cup loose leaf mint tea or fresh leaves
1/2 cup boiled water
Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
Steep tea in 1/2 cup of boiled water and allow to cool until room temperature.
Strain grains, and add first ferment water kefir.
Strain tea from cooled water, and pour into a swivel top bottle. Then pour in first ferment water kefir.
Seal up the swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
Refrigerate until well chilled.
Open slowly, strain and enjoy!
NEED TO KNOW:
You can also use fresh mint for this recipe by ripping up a half cup of mint leaves first. In a glass measuring cup, muddle the mint in a splash of first ferment, then pour contents into the swivel top bottle and continue as usual.
While this might seem like a kombucha recipe because of the use of tea, it differs because it is not caffeinated black tea, and doesn’t use white sugar. Water kefir also ferments much more quickly than kombucha, and doesn’t have the same sour tang.