Fermented Lemonade

If you want to ditch artificial coloring, sweeteners, and other food additives from your diet, here is a great all-natural thirst quencher your entire family is sure to enjoy.


Fermented lemonade is a wonderfully refreshing beverage with the benefits of being fermented. This recipe uses water kefir as a base. Making water kefir is pretty simple. See how to make water kefir if you have not learned how yet. It only takes about five minutes of prep time and two days to ferment. Then you can use this recipe to make your very own fermented lemonade!

You can flavor water kefir in many ways. Flavoring with lemon is quick and easy. Not to mention it is super tasty! The kids will fall in love with this fermented lemonade because of the great flavor, but also because it is a little carbonated.

Below there is a recipe to make a whole pitcher or just a glass. This is great if you want to try it before making a big batch of it. You could also make a big batch for your ferment-loving friends!

The Tools You Need to Make Fermented Lemonade:

  • A set of Fermentools. Airlock systems are easy to use, and keep a healthy environment for your fermented beverages.
  • Wide-mouth Mason jars; I prefer using a gallon to a half-gallon size, but if you are only making a small glass use a quart jar.
  • Himalayan salt – Don’t use just any salt. This salt is perfect for fermenting.

How to Make Fermented Lemonade – One Glass


  • 1 ½ cups water kefir soda
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  1. Place water kefir soda in preferred glass for drinking. Make sure you have removed the grains from the liquid. We only want the liquid.
  2. Next, squeeze half a lemon in your glass.
  3. Add the sugar, and stir really well.
  4. Refrigerate until cold and then drink it up!
  5. Add slices of lemon for garnish!

How to Make Fermented Lemonade – 1/2 Gallon Pitcher


  • 7 ½ cups water kefir soda
  •  2 ½ lemons
  • 1 cup sugar, or as much or as little as you desire


  1. Place water kefir soda in a pitcher, or a beverage dispenser.
  2. Next, squeeze the lemons into the pitcher/dispenser.
  3. Add the sugar, and stir really well.
  4. Refrigerate, until cold and serve.

Don’t forget to throw a slice or two of lemon in the glass or pitcher for a beautiful garnish!


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Kristi is the blog owner of HomesteadWishing.com She is a wife and mother of three wonderful boys. She loves to write about food, children & parenting, tips and tricks, and survival information.

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