Makes 1 quart | Hands-on preparation time 5 minutes | Total preparation time 24 to 48 hours
- 1 quart coconut water
- 3 tbs. live kefir grains
- 1 tbs. organic sugar
- Optional flavorings: 1/2 cup berries (pictured) or diced melon, or one diced apple and a cinnamon stick
- 1 1/2-quart carafe
- 6-x-6-inch square of cheesecloth
- Rubber band
- Place all the ingredients together in a jar or carafe, cover with cheesecloth, and secure with a rubber band.
- Set in a draft-free area for 24 to 48 hours for the culture to develop. Taste for desired sweetness level, then store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Photography by: Terry Brennan; Food Styling: Betsy Nelson