A lot of flavored Mango Kombucha recipes will tell you to bottle the kombucha right along with the fruit. I don’t like to do that because I don’t want to have to strain the kombucha as I drink it. It’s definitely adding another step to the kombucha-making process but the mango makes it taste so good that I don’t mind.
This is a more advanced kombucha-making recipe. I’d try just following my How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home recipe before trying this one. It will be much easier if you’ve got a handle on the basics.
I like using bottle with a swing top and rubber seal because I feel like you get a better second ferment. When I’ve used twist off bottles or mason jar, the kombucha doesn’t get as bubbly. I have them in a few sizes so that I have options. I can just grab a bottle for one or a bigger bottle for a crowd.
- 2 cups Mango (defrosted or frozen, both work)
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 10 cups Homemade Unflavored Kombucha
- Add the mango and honey to a saucepan.
- Heat with slightly mashing the mango.
- Remove from heat as soon as the honey softens.
- Let the honey and mango mixture cool to room temperature.
- You’ll want to add the mango and honey mixture to your jar of homemade kombucha after you remove the SCOBY but before you transfer to bottles.
- Cover with your cloth and secure with a rubber band.
- Place somewhere at room temperature out of direct sunlight (such as a cabinet) and let ferment for 1-2 more days. The temperature greatly affects the speed at which the tea will ferment.
- When you are ready to bottle, remove the mango from the jar.
- Using a strainer pour the kombucha into large measure cups. The measuring cups will make it easier to pour into the bottles.
- Next pour the kombucha into individual bottles leaving some room at the top then cover tightly then place in the fridge.
- If you like carbonated kombucha you’ll need to do a second fermentation.
- To do a second ferment, instead of placing the bottles in the fridge, place the bottles somewhere at room temperature out of direct sunlight (such as a cabinet) and let them continue to ferment for 1-2 days.
- Take care to ‘burp’ the bottles each day. Burping means that you need to open the bottles and release the pressure the fermentation creates. This is no joke. Do not forget because if the pressure builds up, the bottles could explode.
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