Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pumpkin Kombucha

Pumpkin Kombucha

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I love making kombucha. If you don’t make your own yet, please read my post here for tips to get started: Kombucha – Make It Yourself.  If you are local, let me know if you want a scoby to start with. I have a long family-tree.
I’m always making different flavor combinations when I bottle kombucha. I have many favorites but still longed for a pumpkin pie spice flavor. I’ve been developing this and I just love it! If you love pumpkin, you will, too.  I thought about waiting until fall to post this recipe, but I just couldn’t wait. Pumpkin should not only be celebrated in one season! (It's fast becoming a family favorite)
So, when your next gallon of kombucha is ready to be bottled you could try it this way:
I’d already made a batch of tea with 7 organic black tea bags and 1 cup of sugar and let it cool.
With clean hands, I carefully took out the scoby and laid him aside on a clean plate. (He looks good)
I gave the kombucha a gentle stir with a wooden spoon and poured off 1 cup to go in the new batch.
I added the following ingredients into the gallon jar:
3 TBSP organic pumpkin
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ginger (you can put a matchstick-sized piece of fresh peeled ginger in each bottle instead if you prefer)
I GENTLY stirred this up until the pumpkin mixed in.
I filled 6 bottles, leaving a little breathing room at the top of each, and capping tightly. They went into a cooler for 48 hours and then into the fridge. Deliciously different.
Other flavor ideas for your kombucha can be found here: Flavor Your Kombucha