It seems the sickies are going around like crazy. I’ve been avoiding going out in public much because I don’t want to catch that nasty norovirus that everyone was sick with. Now influenza is making it’s rounds here.
I’ve been in an elderberry frenzy lately, trying to keep our immune systems strong to fight off anything that might head our way. It’s a sure tasty way to get some elderberries in you. This mixture works great in water kefir and milk kefir as well.
A second fermentation is a great way to build carbonation and add flavor to your kombucha and water kefir.
- 1 tbsp dried elderberries
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- 1/2″ knob of ginger, slivered
- 1 quart brewed kombucha
Mix all ingredients in your kombucha and bottle tightly. A flip top bottle works great for this. Let set for about a day for water kefir and about 2-3 days for kombucha. The warmer it is the faster it will carbonate. Check bottles occasionally to avoid explosions. For safety, keep in a cupboard or cardboard box. Refrigerate once it’s bubbly to your liking.