Kefir Christmas Soda

This is my Christmas-flavored kefir soda that's super bubbly. The fruit adds extra food for the culture, which gives you extra probiotics too. This bottle can be used as a starter for many more bottles. See instructions below. Watch my video on this soda and see it explode! This soda uses a kefir starter powder packet (CFH) which you can use over and over again.

Watch How to Make It

Course: Beverages
Servings: 32 ounces

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Add the Milk Kefir Starter (CFH) packet OR kefir whey to your juice and stir till dissolved.
  • Add juice mixture, cinnamon stick, orange peel, lemon peel, and apple peel into a thick 32-ounce bottle with a clamp-down lid (a funnel can be helpful). (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 an inch of room at the top.
  • 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 to 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 into 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 half to a full day to ferment. It will continue to ferment faster and you can make many bottles over and over again!