A homemade raspberry soda that can be made with kefir culture, whey or a ginger bug.
Keyword: fermented soda, fresh raspberry, natural soda, soda
Author: Martha Mims
1 gallon Pitcher or 2 half gallon Pitchers
Small Strainer (to fit inside funnel)
5 Pop Top Bottles
½cupraw sugarmy preference, any sugar will do
6cupnon-chlorinated wateri use the filtered water from my fridge. you can also use bottled water, or leave tap water sitting out long enough for the chlorine to evaporate.
1quartkefir culturei have been keeping kefir for a little while now. you can also use whey, or make your own ginger bug. see story above for directions.
Make the raspberry puree
Place food mill, over bowl and process the raspberries to remove the seeds. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the food mill when you are finished.
Pour the raspberry purée into a large pitcher or divide between two smaller ones.
Prepare the Soda for Fermentation
Add the water and sugar (divided if necessary) and stir.
Add the kefir culture and stir again.
Place the strainer inside the funnel and pour soda mixture into pop top bottles.
Leave the bottles out of direct sunlight for 24 hours. Open each bottle slightly to "burp" it. Wait another 24 hours and "burp" again, carefully. They should be fizzy by now and ready to place in the refrigerator and consumed cold. If not, leave for another 24 hours.
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