Coconut Water Kefir Recipe
An easy recipe to make homemade fermented coconut water kefir using water kefir grains. Fermented coconut water is great for electrolytes and probiotics.
Servings: 4 people
- 1 quart fresh coconut water (or frozen)
- 2-4 tbsp water kefir grains (active)
Wash and rinse a 1 quart jar very well.
Add water kefir grains.
Add coconut water to shoulder of jar.
Allow to ferment until water is cloudy instead of translucent. When you move the bottle you should see bubbles within. This will generally take 16-24 hours.
Strain and bottle.
Refrigerate and enjoy cold.
How many tablespoons of water kefir grains should I use? That will depend on your grains and your home's temperature. Use the amount that you would usually use for creating sugar water kefir. I use 2 tbsp per quart and my coconut water kefir is ready in 12 hours. My home temperature is usually 75-78 degree range (F). In a colder home, 4tbsp may work better. Ideally you want your coconut water to be ready by the 24 hour mark.
Bottling: You can bottle in 4 8oz swing-top jars (which I LOVE as they create the best fizz!) or mason jars (4 cup-sized jars 2 pint-sized jars).
Once in the fridge: Coconut water kefir will continue fermenting. It is best to consume within 2 weeks for best flavor and lowest alcohol content.