Kombucha may only cost a few bucks at the store, but over time, it adds up. If you’re tired of spending money on your daily kombucha fix, try making it at home instead. With homemade kombucha, the flavor options are endless. Fresh berries, citrus fruits, herbs, spices, and even vegetables can be added to create unique kombucha flavor combinations.
Of course, you’ll have to start with normal homemade kombucha. Making kombucha is less intimidating that it sounds, but it’s important to understand the fermentation process. Once you master the dos and don’ts with this nifty little guide, you’ll be ready to put that SCOBY to good use.
By bottling your own kombucha, you not only get to enjoy the fermented beverage at a lower price, but you reap all the health benefits, as well! Kombucha is packed with probiotics that aid in digestion and detox the body. It also has antioxidants, which depending upon your flavoring, can increase the health benefits. Fizzy, delicious, and down right good, homemade kombucha is where it’s at.
To help get you started on the creative path towards making kombucha flavoring, we’ve rounded up 17 flavors that tantalize the tongue.
Before you get crazy with your kombucha flavors, you’ll have to start with the basics. The Healthy Maven has a step by step recipe that can get you started. What you’ll need is a SCOBY, tea, cane sugar, filtered water, and some already brewed kombucha – plus your equipment. That will include a glass jar, your kombucha SCOBY, and a rubber band to seal it, though the size will depend on your batch size.
Once you’ve figured out how to make basic kombucha, the different flavors are endless! Kombucha brewing is a rewarding experience because you quite literally watch the continuous brew come to the perfect flavor. Learn how to make kombucha here.