- 1 Cup SugarWhite Refined Sugar or Cane Sugar
- 8 Tea Bags or 2 Tbs of Loose Leaf TeaYou can use black or green tea or a mix. If you want to experiment, you can use other types of tea as long as the tea is unflavored
- 2 Cups of Kombucha Starter Kombucha StarterUse 2 cups of kombucha from the previous batch. If you don't have any, you can substitute white vinegar in the same amount
- 3.5 Quarts Distilled WaterUse distiller water. Avoid tap water. You can use mineral water, but the minerals may affect the SCOBY, depending.
- 1 SCOBYIf you break the container up into multiple batches, use one SCOBY per container
Raspberry Flavoring Ingredients
- 8 Cups RasberriesFresh berries are preferrable though you can substitute in frozen in a pinch
- 8 Tbs Pectine
- 4 Cups Sugar
- CocoaYou can also use powdered pure chocolate
- 1 tsp SugarYou can use the same amount of Stevia INSTEAD of sugar if you wish
- A pinch of Salt
Chocolate and raspberry go together in this healthy drink to give it a delightful flavor that you will want more of. Everyone needs to have a healthy dose of chocolate from time to time and in this drink, you won’t have to sacrifice healthy for taste.
The goal in this recipe is to combine a great tasting healthy drink while using homemade ingredients that you prepared yourself. Prepare enough of the chocolate and raspberry kombucha drink to last you a while so you can enjoy it every day.
Making your own chocolate and using fresh raspberries can give you a great end result and a better flavor to the end product and also allows you to control what you put into your drink so you can make sure that everything is organic.
Follow the Basic Kombucha Recipe
Add in Chocolate
Make your own chocolate to add to your Kombucha. You can purchase chocolate in the store for this recipe or make your own. You will want to shred the chocolate, add a little pinch or two of sugar, and one pinch of salt. When the basic Kombucha has sat in the dark for approximately seven days, pour it from the big jar that it ferments in to the plastic bottles it will carbonate in. This is where you want to add the flavoring into the empty bottles before you pour the basic Kombucha into.
Make the Raspberry Jam and Add it to the Chocolate
Raspberry jam is easy to make. You will need 8 cups of raw berries – stemmed, cored, and washed thoroughly. Use a food mill to separate the seeds from the raspberries if you prefer. Bring the berries to a boil and add 4 cups of sugar and one box, or 8 Tablespoons of pectin. Remove from heat and fill jars or allow to cool and add to Kombucha recipe.
Add Chocolate & Rasberry to Kombucha
Once the chocolate and raspberry is added, stir thoroughly to dissolve and then pour in the Kombucha. Fill to one-half inches from the top of the bottle and then put the cap on.
You must add the flavoring after the fermentation process on the basic Kombucha recipe. Don't add flavoring at any other time. If you don't have time, you can buy the raspberry jam and chocolate already shredded or dried into a powder.
2 to 5 days
Let Ferment Until Done Then Refrigerate
Place in a dark place for about three days. You can take it out earlier or later, depending on your taste. Make sure your burp the Kombucha (open the lid) every day or two to release the pressure buildup. Once the Second Ferment is finished, remove the Kombucha from the container and place into bottles then refrigerate.
At this point, your Kombucha is done.
You can optionally strain the Kombucha to remove the fruit & particles before refrigerating.