By: Brew Your Bucha Posted: June 15, 2019 in Kombucha
Can you feel it?
Summer has finally arrived!
After months of battling the snow, frosty winds, and unrelenting rain, it's time to put away your winter coats and snow shovels for bathing suits and sunglasses. For many, summer is the best season, and it's no secret why: the constant hot and sunny days make it a wonderful time to enjoy the beach, have a picnic, or host a backyard BBQ.
The arrival of summer also means it's time to break out your favourite summer recipes! When it comes to the world of Kombucha, there are plenty of summer themed recipes that will help you enjoy the sunshine to the fullest. And that's no surprise as Kombucha is a delicious, healthy, and refreshing beverage, making it the perfect drink for the summer!
To help you enjoy the start of summer, we've found Three Wonderful Summer Kombucha Recipes for you to try this season.
Three Summer Kombucha Recipes
1) Kombucha Ice Cream
I don't know if anything says Summer more than ice cream. Now, most of us remember those hot summer days when we finally heard the sweet, sweet jingle that signaled the arrival of the ice cream truck. We would quickly sprint over to peruse the large menus that illustrated all of the driver's wares. If we were lucky that day, we would walk away with a ice cream cone, Popsicle, fudge bar, or some other type of cold confectionery.
However, those who are allergic to dairy or eggs often had to sit in the corner and watch their friends devour their ice cream. Even those of us who have grown older may have given up ice cream due to health or dietary reasons. Although ice cream is delicious, there are far more healthier foods that exist. Fortunately, our first item from our list of Summer Kombucha Recipes is a form of ice cream that is dairy free and even Keto approved! Thus, this recipe is a great choice for those who cannot consume dairy products or are following a very strict ketogenic diet.
Coming from the Paleo Hacks Blog, this recipe suggest you use high-quality Kombucha, preferably some you have brewed at home. What's wonderful about this recipe is its simplicity as you don't need an ice cream maker. The recipe calls to blend your Kombucha with coconut cream, soaked cashews, maple syrup, and any other flavourings such as fruit to create an ice cream base that will be frozen in a pan. Once the mixture is frozen, you can add whatever toppings you like and enjoy your Kombucha Ice Cream.
2) Kombucha Sangria
There may be no better drink for summer than Sangria, especially for adults who love fruity drinks. The mixture of wine and freshly chopped fruits bring a taste and aroma that just screams sunshine. But maybe you want to give your Sangria a new spin and take it to the next level?
If that's the case, we have the perfect Summer Kombucha Recipe: Kombucha Sangria. Before we dive into this recipe from How Sweet Eat, it's important to note that this recipe is alcoholic, so it should only be made for adults. Another important reminder is that this recipe is customizable, so if there is something you don't like, then replace it with something else.
The recipe starts with adding an entire bottle of white wine, pinot grigio in this case, to a jug filled with various diced fruit and mint leaves. When it comes to the fruits, you can use any kind, either fresh or frozen. You also want to add two bottles of Kombucha, a cup of your choice of fruit juice, a little (or a lot) brandy, and plenty of ice. Mix this all together and serve it in a fancy glass garnished with a wheel of orange or lemon. Then, the next time you're enjoying some Sangria, you can say it's for your gut's health, too!
3) Strawberry Rose Kombucha Milkshake
A Kombucha Milkshake?
Our final item on the Summer Kombucha Recipes list sounds a bit strange, but there's nothing weird about its delicious taste! Much like our Kombucha Ice Cream, this is a diary free recipe as it relies on plant milk instead of regular milk. This means lactose intolerant people don't have to refuse this milkshake.
The recipe, which comes from VianDraw, is very simple: place three cups of Kombucha and three cups of fresh or frozen strawberries into a blender with a cup of raw plant milk and a tablespoon of rose water. Blend all the ingredients together into the desired consistency, pour it into a tall glass, and enjoy a wonderful milkshake that not only tastes great but is also much better for you.
Don't Compromise the Flavour
One common theme of all these wonderful Summer Kombucha Recipes is that they all call for home brewed Kombucha whenever possible. While there are plenty of wonderful Kombuchas sold in stores, there's nothing like brewing your own Kombucha at home. That way, you know every single ingredients that goes into your brew, and you'll save some money as well.
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