I am really enjoying drinking / eating milk kefir in smoothies or smoothie bowls every day. My husband hasn’t taken to the flavour in the same way as me – if I mix in Greek yoghurt he will then consume it! He does however act as if I he is being punished!!
So…I decided to start fermenting with water kefir grains as well.
Step 1: live grains ordered from Crave Longevity (conversation point at work when they arrived!)
Step 2: let the grains settle in – 500ml of boiled and cooled water with 2 tbsp sugar.Left in warm dark place for 24 hours.Strained and process repeated 2 x more.
Then 1L of boiled and cooled water and 4/5 tbsp of sugar.
Step 3: second fermentation. Drained liquid put in to a glass jar with sealable top and left in a warm dark place for 72 hours.I put a couple of prunes in the jar – created a ‘cream soda/ Dr Pepper type flavour.
Step 4: put the drink in to the fridge
Result: a delicious mildly effervescent drink 🙂 – which I am delighted to say my husband seems to enjoy.
He particularly enjoyed the batch I made without any additions of flavours at the second fermentation stage but instead added a slice of lemon and a couple of drops of vanilla prior to serving.