Fermented Raspberry Soda
A fabulous, bubbly raspberry treat. Fermented with beneficial bacteria and lovely Raspberries.
1 bag frozen raspberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup whey or previously fermented soda for good bacteria
6 cups non chlorinated water
2-quart mason jar with cloth and a rubber band or ring lid
Combine raspberries, 3 cups water, sugar and whey in a blender. Blend well. Pout mixture into a mason jar and fill with water. Cover with a cloth and a rubber band or canning jar ring so it's protected but it can breathe.
After 2 days strain through a fine mesh strainer, cover with a fitting lid and refrigerate.
* Control the sweetness of the soda by allowing it to ferment longer. The longer it ferments the more sugar will be used up and the less sweet it will be.
*Chlorinated water can be left out in a wide bowl overnight to allow the chlorine to dissipate. Chlorinated water will destroy the beneficial bacteria used to ferment the soda.
*Whey is the liquid that separates off the top of yogurt and is used as a starter to ferment a variety of foods. To make whey, place a cup of yogurt in a coffee filter and strain. The liquid that drips below is whey and the solid left in the filter is cheese.