It’s been Kombucha week all up on Naturally Loriel lately.
First, we walked through a really easy tutorial on how to make kombucha at home. Then we infused it with elderberries and lavender to create an immune boosting elixir that makes the perfect concoction to be consuming at this time of the year.
And finally, we’re ending this Kombucha party with a roundup of some of the most delicious kombucha recipes around the crunchy web-sphere.
The second ferment or flavoring kombucha happens when you take already brewed kombucha and infuse it with fruits, herbs, or flowers. The fruit can be in chunk form, puree, or as a juice. You let the fruit and the brewed kombucha ferment for a few days, and the result is a fizzy, probiotic-rich drink that has taken on the taste of whatever you’ve chosen to put in the bottle. The amount of sugar (fruit chunks, puree, and/or juice) plays a huge role in how fizzy your second ferment will be. More fruit, more fizz. Less fruit, less fizz. Having quality flip top bottles also helps in the fizzy-ness factor.
Flavoring your own homemade kombucha can take a little bit of trial and error to find that perfect taste but, it’s always fun when you hit the golden flavor that makes you gobble it up in one sitting.
When we’re not flavoring our kombucha with elderberries in the Adams’ household, we love simple concoctions like guava and strawberry, simple “lemonade” kombucha, and berries with lemon.
Below in the printable recipe card, you’ll find a few of my personal favorite recipes and then scroll below to find 15 other ways to flavor your kombucha from some of my favorite crunchy bloggers.
20 Ways to Flavor Your Kombucha
- ½ cup guava juice
- 3 strawberries, cut into small pieces (organic, if possible)
- 4 blackberries, cut into small pieces
- 1 inch lime (with rind), cut into pieces
- 2 inches lemon (with rind), cut into small pieces
- 2 strawberries, cut into small pieces (organic, if possible)
- 4 blueberries, smashed (organic, if possible)
- 1 inch lemon (with rind), cut into small pieces
- Place your desired ingredients into your flip top bottle
- Pour the first ferment of kombucha; leaving about an inch from the top
- Leave on your counter for 3-7 days; burp once or twice throughout the day to release excess carbonation
- Store in the refrigerator