how to make water kefir

How to Make Water Kefir

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Beginners Guide to Water Kefir

Water kefir is loaded with probiotics that are useful to gut health. With a little flavoring and a second ferment you can easily make water kefir soda and super simple. You can learn more about the benefits of probiotics here.

Learn how to easily make kefir with this super simple tutorial.

What is Water Kefir

Water kefir is sugar water fermented with kefir grains. It is full of probiotics that help heal the gut. The grains feed off the sugar, absorbing most of the sugar during the fermenting process. The grains are clear and squishy, but get their name from their look. They are dairy and gluten-free.

Where Do You Get Water Kefir Grains

Water kefir grains can be bought online. They multiply quickly so you only need to buy them once. You will end up with plenty to share. Once you get your grains it may take a couple of weeks for them to acclimate to their new surroundings after the shipping process.

How Do Your Make Water Kefir

Making kefir is super simple. The only ingredients you need are water, organic raw sugar or organic brown sugar, and kefir grains.

Tools Needed

Ingredients

The Process

  1. Add 1-3 tablespoons of grains to a quart mason jar.
  2. Heat 1 cup of water and add 1/4 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Let cool completely or heat will kill the grains.
  3. Add the sugar water and 3 more cups of plain water to the quart jar of grains. Stir well.
  4. Cover with a piece of cheesecloth and a rubber band.
  5. Leave on the counter at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours.
  6. Strain the grains from the liquid with a small strainer.

Water Kefir

Learn how to make this super simple probiotic loaded drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins

Equipment

  • Quart Mason Jar
  • Small Strainer
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rubber Band

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Raw Sugar or Brown Sugar Organic
  • Water Kefir Grains

Instructions

  • Add 1-3 tablespoons of grains to a quart mason jar.
  • Heat 1 cup of water and add 1/4 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. Let cool completely or heat will kill the grains.
  • Add the sugar water and 3 more cups of plain water to the quart jar of grains. Stir well.
  • Cover with a piece of cheesecloth and a rubber band.
  • Leave on the counter at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours.
  • Strain the grains from the liquid with a small strainer. Your drink is ready to be enjoyed.

Notes

Make sure to cool your sugar water completely before adding it to the grains because your grains are a live culture and the heat will kill them.

Your water kefir is ready to drink. You can also add flavoring and do a second ferment to make water kefir soda. It is a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. If you enjoyed this post please share.

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