This tasty plum ginger soda is a digestion powerhouse. The slightly tart and sweet flavours meld beautifully and it’s a wonderful refreshment served ice cold. Plums may have been one of the first fruits domesticated by humans and they are great for cardiovascular and digestive health. We paired the fresh plums with ginger to make a delicious soda that aids digestion and is full of probiotics.
Makes: about 4 cups
1/2 cup diced plums
5-10 pieces of candied ginger or 3-5 slices of fresh ginger root
4 cups first ferment water kefir
Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
Strain the grains and add the ingredients to the swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir.
Seal the bottle and leave the plum ginger mixture in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
Open slowly, strain and enjoy!
HEAT INCREASES FERMENTATION ACTIVITY
Please ensure that you check your second ferment every 8-12 hours in the summer. Water kefir loves warm temps and can easily become overactive with an explosive fizz. It’s best to open your bottle over the sink with a cloth over the swivel top and unclasp slowly. Summer fermenting is unpredictable and it’s best to check on your ferments more often.
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