How to make delicious and easy Icelandic Skyr

How to make Icelandic Skyr - easy instructions for Icelandic style yogurtIcelandic Skyr is a delicious, thick, cultured dairy product.

Usually known as Skyr Icelandic yogurt, this ancient creamy foodstuff is actually a type of soft cheese, more like a soft ricotta or quark, but with the sour tartness of a thick Greek yogurt. Continue reading “How to make delicious and easy Icelandic Skyr”

Choosing Tea for Kombucha – all about tea.

Different types of tea have different levels of antioxidant. Find out more about black tea, green tea, oolong tea, and health benefits.

What type of tea has the most antioxidants? Which is the best tea variety for kombucha? What’s the difference between the types of tea anyway? How do we choose the right tea? Why does Green Tea taste different when you buy it from different suppliers?

It’s time to learn more about tea. Continue reading “Choosing Tea for Kombucha – all about tea.”

Use your kombucha to make yoghurt? Why yes, yes you can.

Can you use kombucha to ferment dairy milk? Yes! Here’s how to make yoghurt (yogurt) at home using a kombucha scoby.

DIY recipe for Kombucha yoghurt. Make yogurt iwth a kombucha scoby. Kombucha Research. Kombucha Science.
Note: This picture isn’t of kombucha yoghurt. I’m not sure what it is. Some sort of lemon parfait maybe? Looks good, though. Scroll further down for pictures of actual kombucha yoghurt.

Did you know you can make your own kombucha yogurt? Homemade kombucha scoby yogurt is surprisingly simple.

If you’ve spent any time at all on a kombucha or general fermented foods forum, you will know the huge variety of fermentation cultures that are out there.

If you’re looking for fermented vegetable recipes, you’ll be hearing about saurkraut,  kimchi, cortido, kvass, dill pickles. If you want something fizzy to drink, there’s kombucha, jun, and water kefir.

If you want a dairy ferment, there’s milk kefir, lassi, ordinary yogurt (or yoghurt – depending on where you live. I slide between the two spellings.) and Caspian Sea yogurt (sometimes known as Caucasian yogurt). There’s the coconut milk versions of each of them, too.  And that’s not even touching on the cheese options available.

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What is Milk Kefir?

Milk kefir, kefir milk, milk kefir culture, milk kefir benefits and history, milk kefir research, kombucha research, kombucha scienceIf you’re exploring the world of fermented foods and drinks, you’ll no doubt come across talk about milk kefir. Milk kefir culture is increasingly popular due to its probiotic and antioxidant properties, its yummy flavor, and because it is super easy to make at home. Continue reading “What is Milk Kefir?”

Does Kombucha really need white sugar?

Get the low-down on how you can use alternative sugars to brew your kombucha.

Use alternative sugars to make kombucha. You don't need to use white sugar. Kombucha science. Kombucha research.

What’s the best sugar for kombucha? Is white sugar really the best sugar to use for kombucha? What are the alternative sugars for brewing kombucha? Continue reading “Does Kombucha really need white sugar?”

Should we keep kombucha in the fridge?

Does kombucha need to be refrigerated? How long do kombucha’s probiotics survive in the fridge? Looks like kombucha is much happier not being refrigerated.

Discover how to maximise the probiotic content of your home made kombucha!

Does kombucha need to be refrigerated?

Okay, so you’ve brewed your first batch of kombucha, and it’s all bottled and delicious. And now you’re up against the very next question. What about kombucha storage? Do you have to keep kombucha refrigerated? How long does kombucha last? What happens if kombucha is not refrigerated?

This is one of those questions where the answer depends on what results you’re after. Continue reading “Should we keep kombucha in the fridge?”

Can I make kombucha from herbal tea?

Make herbal tea kombucha. Herbal kombucha can be made from a variety of herbs and spices. Find out how to choose the right herbs for kombucha herbal tea.

herbal tea kombucha. You don't need normal tea for kombucha. health benefits and risks of different teas.
Can you make kombucha with herbal tea? Yes!

Are you wondering what kind of tea to use for kombucha? Can we make herbal kombucha?

Most kombucha recipes will insist that you have to use proper tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis tea bush. But it turns out that that’s more of a guideline than a rule. Continue reading “Can I make kombucha from herbal tea?”

What happens inside Kombucha Vinegar?

How to Hack Your Brew – adjusting sugar, fructose, alcohol, and acidity by changing the brew time.

A detailed look at what happens with acidity and sugar levels in kombucha when brewed a long time. kombucha research. kombucha science. fructose.

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your batch of kombucha when you leave it too long? What about when you’re deliberately making kombucha vinegar? What are the changes that happen?

Or maybe you’re trying to hack your kombucha brew to get a particular effect. If you want to minimize the sugar, how long should you leave it? What happens to the sugar? How much alcohol gets produced and when? How acidic does it get and when? How much fructose gets produced?

Well, you are not alone in asking those questions!

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Know your probiotics – brewing a better kombucha.

When we’re making kombucha, we want it to be as healthy and as health-giving as we can. Because even though it tastes great, most of us are doing this because of kombucha’s health benefits.

We want to see improvements in our health. Otherwise, why bother, right?

So, let’s dive into the exciting world of lactic-acid bacteria, and how they benefit your kombucha brew.

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