Citrus juice and water kefir have a delicious affinity for one another. The slightly sweet and fermented beverage just cries out for a hit of tangy brightness.
This gelatin dessert combines the two in a delicious dessert or snack that you can gladly hand out for after-school snacks.
3-1/2 cups water kefir, or 3 cups if using orange or grapefruit juice
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice or 1 cup orange or grapefruit juice
4 tablespoons raw honey, to taste (more for lemons and limes and less for orange juice)
5 tablespoons gelatin powder
Combine 2 cups of water kefir (2-1/2 if using lemon or lime) with the citrus juice, whisking well. Taste and add as much honey as desired.
Pour 1 cup of water kefir into a small sauce pan. Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the top and put over a very low burner. The mixture should be just barely warm in order to dissolve the gelatin powder. The mixture should not get very warm or hot as that will destroy the beneficial probiotics and enzymes of the water kefir.
Once the gelatin begins to dissolve, take it off the burner and whisk well, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan for any gelatin powder that is sticking to the pan.
Once the gelatin has completely dissolved, combine the mixture with the water kefir and citrus juice combination. Pour the liquid into a large glass bowl or baking dish, then place immediately in the refrigerator to chill for about 4 to 8 hours.
Once set, serve cold with whipped cream, whipped coconut cream, or on its own.