October 10, 2013 in Water Kefir
Previously in this series:
- Water Kefir: Getting Started
- Finding Brown Strands and Keeping a Healthy Grain to Sugar Ratio
- Making Water Kefir
- Grain Multiplication and Carbonation – What to Expect
- How Changing the Type of Sugar Improved Flavor and Carbonation
Many people do not like the taste of plain water kefir after the first fermentation. I find, however, that I don’t mind it when it has been made with unrefined sucanat. It almost tastes like a caramel-flavored tangy-yeasty pop.
But, the flavoring of water kefir takes it to a whole new level. There are a ton of options when it comes to flavors – juices, whole fruits, spices, flavorings, and herbs can all be used.
Beyond the delicious soda pop-like bottle of water kefir there are also many applications for water kefir that you might not think of. So I thought we’d explore a few flavors and other uses for water kefir before we close out the water kefir series.