This recipe for water kefir with ginger and turmeric is sharp, flavourful, and sunny. After golden milk, discover golden kefir!
Turmeric is known for its health benefits and the beautiful colour it gives drinks and dishes. Its flavour is aromatic, with a slight bitterness. Ginger, on the other hand, provides a strong flavour, a little spiciness, and a nice warm feeling in the mouth.
Turmeric and ginger are added to water kefir, also known as fruit kefir, to create a fizzy and tasty probiotic-rich beverage. Perfect when you need a little energy boost!
In this recipe, we suggest two different ways to flavour your kefir. The first one is to use ginger and turmeric juice. The second is to use ground spices. It’s up to you to choose the option that works for you!
Ginger and Turmeric Kefir Recipe
For the water kefir
- 1 L filtered water
- 60 ml cane or brown sugar
- 30 ml water kefir grains
- 1 dried fig
- 1 organic lemon slice with or without peel
Version 1: with the juice
- ½ tsp. ginger juice
- ½ tsp. turmeric juice
Version 2: with ground spices
- ¼ tsp. turmeric powder
- ¼ tsp. ginger powder
Fermenting the Water Kefir
- Pour 1L of water into the jar. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
- Add the water kefir grains, the fig, and lemon slice.
- Cover the jar with a cotton cloth and secure it with a rubber band.
- Let it ferment for 24 to 48 hours at room temperature, or until the fig has risen to the surface.
- Filter the mixture and keep the liquid. Save the seeds for your next recipe. Compost fig and lemon.
Flavouring and Bottle Fermentation
- If using fresh turmeric and ginger, extract their juice or chop them finely.
- Add turmeric and ginger (juice or powder) to the kefir. Mix well.
- Pour the kefir into pressure resistant bottles.
- Let it sit at room temperature for a day or two, or until the fizz is to your liking.
- Refrigerate and enjoy!
Drink it to energize yourself, while trying to ignore your yellow-stained fingers and countertop!