Water Kefir: Simple and Delicious


From the Editor: Please welcome Bonni, CFH Customer Support Rep and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

There are so many cultured foods and drinks to choose from, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be water kefir. Water kefir is incredibly easy to make and versatile. There is a flavor to please virtually anyone.

Culturing water kefir is as simple as putting water kefir grains in a quart of sugar water for 48 hours. Here is how we make it extra tasty.


My favorite flavors are mango and pomegranate, bottled in a Grolsch style bottle to increase carbonation. Be sure to check your bottles for cracks and burp them daily to release pressure!

mango kefir

My husband prefers his water kefir not carbonated with just a quarter cup of lemon juice in a quart of finished water kefir for a simple and delicious lemonade.

If you haven’t tried it yet or even if you are new to culturing, I can’t recommend water kefir enough. Simple and delicious! It’s a win-win!



Bonni started on the cultured foods path quite few years ago, beginning with sauerkraut. Since then, she has cultured yogurt, milk kefir, water kefir, kombucha, a variety of veggies, sour cream and gluten-free sourdough. She is a busy homeschool mom to her daughter, so is always looking for the most efficient and least time consuming ways to manage all of her culturing.

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  1. Esther says

    I am new to food culture and do not understand the terms and do not know the equipment used. I live in West Africa and do not have access to purchase them online. However, I am really interested in food culturing. Also, I am diabetic and wonder if using sugar in some of the recipes would harm blood sugar levels.

  2. Kristin says

    I’ve got my grains rehydrated and started my irate batch. It’s been 48 hours but I still just taste sugary water. Starting to wonder if I’ve done something wrong!

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