Well, I think I've done it! Yep, I think I have finally mastered a few techniques that will keep me in good supply of fizzy drink. I like my soda...I can't help it...I like the bubbles...lol
|Experimenting with Kefir grains|
|Straining the Apple & Blackcurrant Juice|
which I added Kefir grains to for 48 hours.
|Orange from the juice and rind of 1 orange|
Quince from 1 tablespoon of Quince jam added
Passionfruit from some really old Passionfruit jam
Apple & Black Currant from Juice with grains added
Cherry from some preserved cherries
|Lots of Kefir grains after straining|
|These ice-cube trays fit a good tablespoon of Kefir grains|
Storing Kefir grains in the freezer.
(You can also dehydrate them, which I will do next time I dry apples)
With the orange Kefir; I won't use the rind of the orange again as I needed to add too much sugar to sweeten it, and this kind of defeats the purpose of all those good pro-biotics. So I think I will be able to cut out most of the sugar in the orange drink if I only use the juice next time.
I have one jar of preserved cherries left from the back of the cupboard...I'm so glad I found a use for them, I think they lost their prime for ice-cream a few years back.
I'm so happy I have worked out the Water Kefir...I wonder what flavour will be next?