Note from Shannon: Please welcome Erin, Cultures for Health Social Media Coordinator and Cultured-Kitchen Keeper.
‘Tis the season for sweet treats! I decided to try my hand at making Kombucha candy because, well, why not?! I had seen the recipe in Sandor Katz book ‘The Art of Fermentation‘ on page 174 and wanted to give it a try! I had some big fat kombucha scoby’s and some sugar so I thought I would give it a go.
First, I gathered my ingredients: 1 kombucha scoby and some sugar.
Next, I chopped up my scoby into bite sized pieces using a very sharp knife (those scobies can be tough!)
Then I mixed the kombucha pieces with roughly the same amount of sugar as I had kombucha pieces.
Next, I put the kombucha scoby pieces and sugar to boil of the stove and boiled them for about 15 minutes. One even tried to jump out at me!, but I got it under control!
Then, I waited for the mixture to cool for a bit and poured off the extra sugar syrup and put all the kombucha pieces out to dry on a piece of parchment paper.
They taste like a sweet and sour candy! Very yummy! The texture is a little strange. They are like a mix between a cooked apple and a gummy bear. If I didn’t know it was a Kombucha scoby, I think the texture might be a bit more appealing.
I think you could also set them to dry in a dehydrator and make them a bit less squishy. That would probably be VERY good. More like a chewy candy, and not so gummy. All-in-all it was a very fun, inexpensive and tasty experiment!
Have you tried Kombucha candy? How do you make it?