Coconut Water Kefir
This recipe is made using water kefir crystals, which are different than milk kefir grains. You can use them again and again to make a lot of water kefir. We recommend switching back to feeding it with sugar water every couple of feedings. Coconut water can be a little acidic and hard on the grains if they're continually left in coconut water.
Servings: 1 quart
- 1 quart coconut water You can find coconut water in the Asian section of your grocery store or health food stores.
- 1-2 tablespoons Water Kefir Crystals
Add your coconut water and water kefir grains to a quart mason jar and seal with a lid.
Allow to ferment for 24 hours. The coconut water will become slightly cloudy and fizzy/bubbly.
When ready, strain your coconut water into another mason glass jar or a glass (if you're ready to drink).
Add your water kefir crystals to fresh coconut water and repeat the process (if desired).
Then sit down and enjoy this delicious probiotic drink. Or refrigerate for later.
When making regular water kefir with sugar and water, you want to cover with a cloth and rubber band. But due to the low sugar content of the coconut water, you can use a tight lid.
Also, make a note that the coconut water kefir made with the kefir crystals will sometimes form a clear thin SCOBY on top. You can discard this before you are ready to drink. It won't hurt anything.