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Carbonated Fruit Water Kefir


  • hydrated water kefir grains
  • ¼ cup sugar per quart of water. Do not use honey.
  • clean drinking water


  • Heat some water and dissolve the sugar in it.  
  • Cool the water-sugar mixture up to room temperature. 
  • Add the hydrated grains.
  • Cover the jar with a paper towel or a cheesecloth, secure with something so that the cover won't fall off.
  • Let sit (preferably at 70-75°F) for 24-48 hours.
  • When ready, strain the grains through a colander and pour the liquid into another jar.
  • You can use the grains again, just make sure they are washed thoroughly.
  • To make the water kefir carbonated, pour a couple ounces of fruit juice such as grape, pomegranate, apple, or cherry into the water kefir you just strained. 
  • Once you've added the juice, cover the jars tightly with an airtight lid and leave for additional 1-3 days.