Recipe: Tangy Citrus Water Kefir Gelatin Dessert

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 any time of day.


  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups water kefir, (less with orange or grapefruit juice, more with lemon or lime juice)
  • Citrus fruit juice (choose one)
    • 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice
    • 1 cup orange or grapefruit juice
  • 4 Tbsp. raw honey, to taste
  • 5 Tbsp. gelatin powder


  1. Combine 2 cups water kefir (2-1/2 cups with lemon or lime) with the citrus juice, whisking well. Taste and add as much honey as desired.
  2. Pour 1 cup water kefir into a small saucepan. 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 and to protect the beneficial probiotics and enzymes of the water kefir.
  3. Once the gelatin begins to dissolve, remove from heat and whisk well, scraping bottom and sides of pan.
  4. Once gelatin has completely dissolved, combine with the water kefir-citrus juice mixture. Pour the liquid into a large glass bowl or baking dish, then place immediately in the refrigerator to chill for 4-8 hours.

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