Happy New Year Kefir Soda

This is awesome for Christmas or New Years'! The flavors are spiced the cranberry and peach and just perfect for the winter months Dip the rim of the glass in water and some sprinkles for a special festive touch!
Course: Beverages

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cranberry peach juiceI purchased this at whole foods
  • 1 bag Mulling spices or 1 tsp of Mulling spices sealed in a tea bag.I purchased this at whole foods but have also seen it at my regular grocery store by the apple cider.
  • 1 packet Milk Kefir Starter (CFH)Or 1/4 cup Kefir Whey
  • WaterLightly filtered water or spring

Instructions

  • Add the Milk Kefir Starter (CFH) packet OR kefir whey to your juice and stir till dissolved.
  • Add your juice to a 32 oz bottle, a funnel helps. (Make sure you use bottles such as Grolsch or Bormioli thick glass bottles. Bottles bought at craft stores can explode.)
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with water leaving 2 inches of room at the top. Add the mulling spice tea bag last and it will float at the top so you can remove it when you are done fermenting. Be careful pulling the tea bag out. It can rip and tear open.
  • Allow it to ferment for 2-5 days or until bubbly and fizzy. If your home is 75°F or warmer it will take usually 3-4 days. Colder homes can take a week or longer but you'll need to check it by popping the top and see if it's getting fizzy. It will start to bubble out the top if it does.
  • When it's done, place it in the fridge right away. You can pour in a glass and enjoy right away but keep it stored in the fridge or it will explode. Consume within 1-2 weeks for the best flavor and most benefit.
  • You can use ⅓ cup of this finished kefir soda as a starter to make a new bottle. Add the other ingredients and ferment again. It should only take a 1/2 to a full day to ferment. It ferments faster and you can make many bottles over and over again!