Skip to main content

Icy Mint Soda Thirst Quencher

Leeza Zurwick


Beat the heat with this delicious thirst quenching icy mint water kefir soda all while benefiting from its health properties.

Icy Mint Water Kefir Soda Recipe

MAKES: About 4 cups


  • 4 cups first ferment water kefir
  • 1/4 cup loose leaf mint tea or fresh leaves (see the “Need to Know” Section for the instructions on using fresh leaves)
  • 1/2 cup boiled water


  1. Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours
  2. Steep tea in 1/2 cup of boiled water and allow to cool until room temperature
  3. Strain grains, and add first ferment water kefir
  4. Strain tea from cooled water, and pour into a swivel top bottle
  5. Then pour in first ferment water kefir
  6. Seal up the swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
  7. Refrigerate until well chilled.
  8. Open slowly, strain and enjoy!

Need to Know

To use fresh mint for this recipe all you have to do is:

  • Rip up a half cup of mint leaves first
  • In a glass measuring cup, muddle the mint in a splash of first ferment
  • 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.

Once your icy mint water kefir soda is ready find yourself a comfortable place to sit down with your favourite book and cool off with this refreshing, sparkling take on a classic porch sipper!

Share this article
  • Follow Us On Facebook
  • Follow Us On Pinterest

All Recipes Articles

What are the Probiotic Strains In Water Kefir?

Water kefir is one of the best dietary sources of probiotics available and may contain up to 40 different beneficial …

How Much Water Kefir Should I Drink In A Day?

Water kefir is a fermented beverage, full of probiotics and other healthy ingredients. It contains live bacteria and yeasts which affect …

How to Keep Your Water Kefir Grains Alive and Healthy

As long as you can still visibly see your water kefir grains they are alive! They’re a living …

Water Kefir Brewing Instructions – Part 1

Part 1 – Acclimatization & First Ferment Acclimatization The first step in the water kefir process is to …

Sugar Guide for Water Kefir First Ferment

As per the Happy Gut Method we suggest using a combination of coconut palm sugar and organic cane …

Water Kefir Brewing Instructions – Part 2

Part 2: The Second Ferment   Step One: Strain the water kefir After the first ferment, strain the …

Good Fats Versus Bad Fats

In the health and wellness industry fat is a big topic. Long gone are the days of low …

Superfood First Ferment Coconut Yogurt Smoothie recipe

Add a probiotic boost to your mornings with this superfood smoothie recipe. Spinach, pomegranates, berries, banana and fresh …

Water Kefir and Kombucha – Who’s The Winner?

Who is the winner between Water Kefir and Kombucha? Read to find out! We will dive into whether …

Water Kefir, Where Have You Been All My Life?

Fermented foods and beverages have in recent years been rediscovered. Due in large part to modern research on …

Drinkable Coconut Yogurt Recipe

Creamy, delicious and full of live probiotics, this drinkable coconut yogurt recipe is ready in 24 hours. Made with …

Icy Mint Soda Thirst Quencher

Beat the heat with this delicious thirst quenching icy mint water kefir soda all while benefiting from its …

Why Mint is One of Our Best Plant Allies

Mint shows up a lot in our daily lives, with over 500 varieties of the herb, we are …

Afterglow Water Kefir Soda Recipe

Our proprietary Afterglow infusion offers a mixture of detoxifying herbs including: nettles, dandelion root, lemongrass, peppermint, and dried …

How To Tame Water Kefir Fizz

For those who brew it’s such a gratifying day when you open your bottle of water kefir and …