34 Water Kefir Recipes You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

Have you heard of Water Kefir?

Already in love with the amazing health benefits it has to offer?

But now you are getting tired with the taste or just want to spice things up a bit?

Well then this post is for you because we collected 34 of our favorite water kefir recipes from all over the web for you to try.

34 water kefir recipes

And if you haven’t tried water kefir yet or don’t know how to make it yourself – don’t worry. We also have the ultimate guide on how to make your own water kefir.​

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How to flavor Water Kefir Guide

how to make fizzy water kefir

This guide is great for getting started not only for it’s beautiful photography but also the great step-by-step instructions.

Peach Lavender Soda

peach lavender soda

Ok this might not be for everyone, however I like the lavender flavor together with the fruity peach. Be very careful though when it comes to adding the lavender. A bit too much and flavors can get…lets say…intense. So go slowly when flavoring this drink and you will achieve amazing results. 

Cherry Vanilla Kefir


Second fermentation is really the fun part of fermentation where bubbles really build. Cherries are always a great fruit although I usually eat way too many before I even get started with my little fermentation experiments. The combination with vanilla balances the flavors very nicely.

Coconut Water Kefir

coconut kefir

Coconut water kefir is one of my go-to recipes for everyday drinks. I just love coconut water and it’s not just because of all the nutritious benefits you get. It just tastes amazing! It is also a great base to start your own experiments in flavoring.​

Lavender Blueberry Kefir


Another amazing creation with lavender. Again, use caution when adding lavender because it can easily turn into a soapy flavor you really don’t want.

Homemade Soda

homemade soda

Get a few water kefir grains and some fruit and you are pretty much good to go when it comes to delicious water kefir recipes. Weather you have lots of little experience with water kefir, this is a great place to get inspired. Check out the recipe over at cheerfullyimperfect.com.​

Guide: How to flavor your water kefir

livinghomegrown waterkefir

Theresa over at livinghomegrown.com has a great “getting started” guide for everyone who wants to flavor their water kefir. From strawberries to fruit juice and more – this should give you some nice ideas on how to get started.

Chocolate Coconut Kefir Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut Kefir Smoothie

Did you know that chocolate is fermented? No? Well now you do…and it’s just another good reason (or excuse) to eat more chocolate. Danielle over at fermentedfoodlab.com has brought two amazing things together to create a delicious chocolate coconut kefir smoothie.

I love it and so will you! So go and give it a try…

Water Kefir Soda

water kefir soda

This is one for hot summer days! Or actually any other day because they are just too tasty to miss out on in winter. Erica over at thankyourbody.com has put together a great guide on how to create and flavor your own water kefir sodas. Given the many different flavors you can go for there surely is something for everyone.

Orange Kefir Soda Pop

Orange Kefir Soda

This is a great one for kids (big and small).​ It’s all fizzy, bubbly and healthy and in every way a great replacement for all the unhealthy drinks kids drink on a daily basis.

So, having a hard time to convince them to eat more healthy things? I promise that you wont have that problem with these healthy soda pops.​ Go over to fermentedfoodlab.com to check out the recipe.

Guide: Water Kefir Flavors

Water Kefir Bottles

​Another great guide to introduce you to the world of fizzing flavored water kefir. Strawberry Kiwi or Cranberry Limonade, a Vitamin-C-Booster or an Orange Carrot Fizz. There is something for everyone. Go over to deliciousobsessions.com to check out all the variations.

Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir

Cinnamon Coconut Kefir

This is perfect for the upcoming winter season! ​The cinnamon flavor gives it a “christmasy” flavor while the coconut keeps it fresh and healthy. Packed with healthy probiotics it helps you to fight this nasty winter cold and just gives you an extra immune boost to get ready for winter. Check out the recipe at aharmonyhealing.com.

Mint, Blueberry and Pomegranate Water Kefir

Mint Blueberry Pomegranate Water Kefir

Doesn’t it look stunning?

And it tastes even better. Kelly over at foodiefiasco.com has created a masterpiece of a water kefir drink. ​Be sure to try it!

Sparkling Cider Water Kefir

apple cider water kefir

I love cider! It is just something I could drink all day long (but I’m not…for obvious reasons).

If you enjoy cider as much as I do, this drink is for you! So if you don’t know what to do with all those apples coming fall, now you do. Check out the water kefir recipe over at picklemetoo.com.​

Ginger Blueberry Water Kefir Probiotic Punch

Ginger Blueberry Water Kefir Punch

Another one of my favorite water kefir recipes. While the ginger keeps it fresh and fizzy, the blueberry ads a sweet and almost earthy taste to it. As usual you get all the good probiotic benefits out of it so you can’t really go wrong with this drink. Check out the recipe at lightorangebean.com.

Water Kefir Ice Cream Float with Summer Peaches

Water Kefir Ice Cream Float with Summer Peaches

Water Kefir Ice Cream!!!

What else can I say about it? Hot summer days, some delicious ice cream that even has health benefits? This is just perfect. Emily over at recipestonourish.com will tell you how to make it yourself.​

Apple Water Kefir

apple water kefir

Basic and simple, sometimes that’s all you need. If life were only so simple. You also can’t have chocolate cake every day, can you? Apple Water Kefir is actually super easy to make at home and it offers all the health benefits you would want from a probiotic drink. Add this to your daily diet.

Strawberry Chia Water Kefir

strawberry chia water kefir

Another great summer drink for you to try out. The chia seeds add a lot of fibre which also improves digestion on top of the usual probiotic benefits. Found on homestead-honey.com.​

Water Kefir Ginger Beer

water kefir ginger beer

Two great things come together in this drink – water kefir and ginger beer. Both amazing probiotic drinks by themselves but combined they become a powerhouse of probiotic goodness.​ Learn how to make our own ginger beer over at loveandtrash.com.

Cherrie Mango Water Kefir Smoothie

Cherry Mango Smoothie

​Another one for the smoothie lovers out there. This one is delicious, fresh and fruity. Make sure that you use organic ingredients (which you should do in any case) and once you add some kefir to it, this becomes the perfect nutritious drink for hot summer days. Learn how to make it here.

Elderberry​ Kefir

elderberry kefir

This one was recommended to me by a friend and I haven’t had the chance to try it myself yet. But I trust her judgement that this is a perfect drink to slip into your diet once in a while to spice things up.​ Go over to edibleeastbay.com for more.

Grape Kefir Soda

How to make grape kefir soda

Another one that was recommended to me while I was chatting with a friend about various kefir variations at my favorite coffee place here in Berlin. I doubt that I will ever be able to try all the amazing variations that are out there…you get more details about this bubbling piece of awesomeness here.

Cranberry Raspberry Water Kefir

Cranberry Raspberry Water Kefir

While Cranberries seem to be super popular to flavor kefir, I really like that Rebekah added some raspberry as well which just suits me better for some reason. Oh, did I mention that water kefir is basically lactose free for all of you “intolerant” folks out there​?

Vanilla Coconut Water Kefir

Vanilla Coconut Water Kefir

I wish I had found this recipe earlier since I really like how the flavors of vanilla, coconut and kefir come together to form something magical. It is a fresh drink perfect for spring and summer, helps to cleanse and detox your body while giving you all the amazing vitamins and bacteria your gut needs.

Check out the recipe here

Herbal Water Kefir Soda

water kefir soda collage

So this one is a bit different from the others due to it’s herbal flavors. It is actually a bit more like Kombucha which is brewed using black or green tea. Since I make and sell my own Kombucha this is obviously a recipe I am very fond of. Try it – you can find more instructions here.​

Cantaloupe Flavored Water Kefir​

Cantaloupe soda

Summer is the time of melons and berries. So using cantaloupe obviously ​makes for an amazing seasonal drink you shouldn’t miss. Amanda over at pickle.com will show you exactly how to make your own.

Probiotic Raspberry Lemon Soda

raspberry lemonade

Another amazing drink for summer. While the lemon adds a certain freshness to it, the raspberry gives it a nice sweetness especially kids will love. More on this recipe here.

Probiotic Strawberry Soda

Strawberry Kefir Soda

Another one for the kids – big and small. Because..who doesn’t love strawberries right?​ So check out the recipe here.

Rosemary Pear Kefir

rosemary pear

I actually enjoy rosemary, pears and honey on a good bread freshly out of the oven…just delicious. This is basically the water kefir version of my little snack…so yes…gotta love it 🙂

Sparkling Probiotic Cherry Soda

Sparkling Probiotic Cherry Soda

We had strawberries, now we have cherries. Because we all need a little bit more variety in our lives, right? And cherries are just delicious so why not flavor your drinks with them? You can find the recipe here.

So that’s it. I hope you liked our little collection of water kefir recipes. If you are just starting out and want to learn more about how to make your own water kefir, check out our complete guide on water kefir.​

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12 thoughts on “34 Water Kefir Recipes You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet”

  1. This is such a great list of recipes! I thought it would keep scrolling forever! I can’t wait to sort through every single one and find my favorites to make this summer. Do you have any favorites from the list? Thank you again for sharing!

    • Well Billy – to be honest, i found some new favs since publishing this post. right now in particular i love STRAWBERRY-WALDMEISTER – i think thats forest-woodroof in English. its a common forest plant grown in the shade, fav flavour here in Germany.
      or ELDERFLOWER! yum! its the season right now! so go picking if you can

  2. Such a fantastic site. Thank you for the amazing recipes. I am a beginner here and this has made my brewing much more exciting.

    • Awesome! thanks Debbie – feel free to share your own creations and inspirations with the Edible Alchemy community! as there are unlimited ideas, im sure you’ll come up with something new and delicious in no time!

    • id just put in some fresh mint sprigs or leaves in the secondary fermentation for up to 24hours. nothing else too complicated. 🙂

  3. This is a great list. I’m sad that some of the links are broken now :'( (but of course, this post is several years old).

    I’m looking for a different kind of water kefir recipe; maybe you can help. I need a recipe for the overabundance of water kefir _grains_ that I have. They multiply faster than I can give them away! I know I can blend them into smoothies and such, but I wondered if there was a way to turn them into something rather than just tossing them in something else.

    PS. Looking forward to attending one of your workshops in a few weeks!

    • oh it sounds like you are a super water kefir caretaker! i never object to adopt any extra crystals from people that have too many. i am always amazed at the various strains and what they all can do. i have dried my excess out and made funny candies with citric acid and sugar, or give them to pet owners who mix them into cat or dog food to help the microbiomes of animals – as they too need a healthy gut and can get shinny fur coats ;). lots of fun and inventive ideas out there

  4. I wanna start by mentioning first that this list is absolutely amazing! I’ve tried the cantaloupe recipe as I just love my melons!

    I just have one question: in some recipes, I’ve read they put the second fermentation into the fridge for 24 hours, in others they recommend leaving it at room temperature for 24 hours. What’s the best way? I’ve always done the first one and I have to say that the

    • room temperature allows the ferment to continue a bit faster. but as the fridge is not a fermentation stopping device, but rather a fermentation slowing device, it will still work in the fridge. right now its over 30°C in my apartment, and so to avoid possible explosions i allow the slower version in my fridge. in winter, out of the fridge. 🙂

  5. Thank you for this clarification :)! I’ve always done it in the fridge, now that it’s summer I’ll probably continue with this as I also don’t like it to be too much carbonated. And in the winter I’ll leave it out of it!


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