How to Make Delicious Water Kefir
  • Hydrated water kefir grains (get them here - )
  • 1 quart-size glass jar
  • ΒΌ cup of organic cane sugar
  • spring or filtered water
  1. Dissolve the organic cane sugar in a small amount of hot water.
  2. Add cool water to fill the rest of the jar. The resulting water temperature should be about room temperature. Water that is too warm can harm the water kefir grains.
  3. Add the hydrated water kefir grains.
  4. Cover with a loose-fitting lid (some use a light towel and a rubber band as a cover. I like to use a loose-fitting lid).
  5. Leave on the counter, at room temperature (about 70 to 75 degrees) for 24 - 48 hours. The longer it sits, the more sugar is consumed by the water kefir grains. If you leave it longer than 48 hours, the water kefir grains can actually starve. Warm temperatures can speed up the process and cooler temperatures will slow it down.
  6. Strain the water kefir with a fine, plastic mesh strainer. The strainer will catch the kefir grains, allowing the water kefir to filter into a second quart-size container.
  7. Set the water kefir aside.
  8. Start the process over again by dissolving organic cane sugar in a small amount of hot water, add cool water and water kefir grains.
If you buy dehydrated water kefir grains, follow the instructions on the label to rehydrate them.
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