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Water Kefir Soda Recipe


  • 1 Half-gallon jar
  • 1 Towel, cheesecloth, or coffee filter
  • 1 Rubber band


  • Hydrated water kefir grains
  • ¼ cup sugar per quart of water I prefer organic cane. Do not use honey!


  • Dissolve the sugar in a small amount of hot water in the half-gallon jar. If you want to make the entire half-gallon you will need to use ½ cup of sugar.
  • Once the sugar is completely dissolved, fill the jar hallway with cool filtered water. Make sure the water is not warm, this is important. The water must be room temperature.
  • Now, add the water kefir grains to the jar.
  • Cover the jar with either a towel, cheesecloth, or coffee filter and secure with a rubber band. I prefer using a coffee filter. You need to do this so bugs, dust, and little kids don’t get into your water kefir as it is fermenting.
  • Allow the water kefir to sit on the counter or table, undisturbed, for around a day or 2. Try to keep the jar in an environment that is around 70 to 75 degrees F (21 C to 23 C).
  • After about 48 hours, strain the kefir grains through non-metal mesh strainer and catch the liquid into another container. I like to use 2-quart sized jars.
  • Restart the entire process by dissolving more sugar in filtered water, adding my cold water to the mix, and placing your kefir grains inside.