Monday, March 26, 2012

Ginger Bug Update

I have to admit I was skeptical. I've never fermented anything before (not on purpose anyway) and I don't exactly have a winning record in the kitchen. Seven days ago, I put some ginger, sugar and water in a jar and prayed for a miracle. Lo and behold when I opened my ginger bug jar on day three, it exhaled with a whispering sigh of carbonation. Natural carbonation. I actually squealed.

See the bubbles??

Today is day seven and I took the next step in the soda making process. I broke out the juicer and juiced 3 1/2 cups of fresh apple juice and about two teaspoons of fresh ginger juice. To that, I added 1/4 cup of my bubbling bug. After a quick stir, I poured the mixture into two old kombucha bottles, tightened the caps, and put them on the counter to continue fermenting for a couple of days. Hopefully by Thursday, my family and I will be enjoying yummy, bubbly, probiotic rich apple ginger soda!

Stay tuned for the final result!



  1. Hi there! I found your blog a couple of days ago while doing some "blog hopping" and Im loving it! Apple ginger soda sounds amazing! I, too, love soda but I have finally managed to break the addiction :) Of course, homemade probiotic soda would totally be acceptable. I cant wait to try this!