Pomegranate Kombucha Floats

Your free pass for eating ice cream is pouring probiotics on it.

Pomegranate Kombucha Floats

Can we all agree that kombucha is gaining in popularity? One’s favorite kombucha flavor (let me guess: yours is Gingerberry?) is becoming a prominent topic of conversation, more and more people are beginning to brew it at home, and I’ve even noticed traffic jams around the kombucha case in my local grocery store.

There are many good reasons for the hype. If you are unfamiliar, you can learn why from my 10 Things You Need to Know About Kombucha post. Additionally, if you’re interested in trying your hand at home-brewing, check out my post on How to Make Homemade Kombucha.

Pomegranate kombucha is super simple to make because all it takes is home-brewed kombucha and pomegranate juice. In fact, when I first started brewing kombucha, pomegranate juice was my flavor of choice for quite a while.

Adding any 100% fruit juice to homemade kombucha prior to bottling it allows the drink to ferment a second time. Through this secondary fermentation, probiotics continue to grow, and the gasses the emit build pressure in the bottle, resulting in an effervescent (or bubbly) bevvie.

And what better use for a bubbly bevvie than an ice cream float?

Pomegranate Kombucha Floats

Fun fact: you can use kombucha in the same way you would use vinegar. It can be used to clean your home (true story), you can add it to homemade salad dressing, put it in a marinade, etc. The acidic pH and flavor makes it ideal for a vinegar replacement, and the probiotics fight bad bacteria to create a sterile environment.

It may sound…well…gross…to combine a vinegar-y flavored drink with ice cream, but it works, I promise! Admittedly, I was hesitant about the flavor, so I also added pomegranate juice in addition to pomegranate komucha to be sure it was sufficiently sweet. For those of you who are die-hard kombucha lovers, you can definitely try the float without adding more juice.

And just so’s you’uns know: my ice cream preference for all of my ice cream-ing needs is coconut milk-based ice cream. Don’t tell Ben or Jerry.

Pomegranate Kombucha Floats

Pomegranate kombucha. It’s the root beer to your float.

Pomegranate Kombucha Floats

Pomegranate Kombucha Floats

Author: Julia
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Ingredients

Pomegranate Kombucha

  • 1 gallon home-made kombucha
  • 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice*

Pomegranate Kombucha Float

  • Vanilla Coconut Milk Ice Cream homemade or store-bought
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate kombucha

Instructions

Make Pomegranate Kombucha:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine half of the home-brewed kombucha, and half of the pomegranate juice. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour the kombucha into well-sanitized glass screw-top or flip-cap bottles.
  3. Secure the lids tightly and place bottles in a warm, dark place for 3 days for secondary fermentation.
  4. Place the bottles in the refrigerator and chill completely (note: this will slow down the fermentation).
  5. When ready to open the bottles, make sure you point them away from your face, as gasses will have built, and the drink will be fizzy like soda.

Make Pomegranate Kombucha Floats:

  1. Add desired amount of coconut milk ice cream to a tall glass.
  2. Fill glass about ¼ to ½-way full with pomegranate juice.
  3. Top it off with pomegranate kombucha.
  4. Slurp it down!

Get more recipes for kombucha and other probiotic drinks such as ginger beer and kefir from my cookbook, Delicious Probiotic Drinks,

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    1. Julia Post author

      Ohhhh Abby, let me know when you try it! Kombucha’s awesome for you, but a bit of an acquired taste. I totes consider this to be a health bevvie 😀

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  1. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    This is just downright dreamy! I’ve never seen a more beautiful bucha in all my life.

    And how did you know Gingerberry is my fav? Are us novices that predictable? 😉

    Between my new ice cream maker and a copy of your beautiful book, I have no reason not try this. It’s gorgeous!

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    1. Julia Post author

      She is a real beaut, ain’t she? Gingerberry is totes my favorite too when I buy kombucha from the store. Yup, I admit, I buy kombucha between my own batches…sometimes during…it’s always a nice changeup…seriously, Gingerberry is thabombdotcom 😀

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  2. Lina | StrictlyDelicious

    A new way to drink my absolutely favorite beverage!!! Pomegranate has been one of my favorite flavors for my 2F lately, especially combined with summer’s berry bounty (pomegranate blueberry? YUSSS). I love-love-loooove this idea here! PERFECT!

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    1. Julia Post author

      I’m so glad you like the floats, Lina!! Pomegranate-Blueberry is my jam, too! And now that I think about it, some macerated fresh berries would have been most excellent in the float! Next time! 😀

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    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks, girl! I had a good time shooting them! Fizzy drinks can be tough to photograph, because they only look fizzy for a hot minute, but thankfully these floats behaved marvelously for me to snap pics 🙂

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  3. Isadora

    That’s awesome that you can use kombucha to clean with! I had no idea! I also would have never thought to put it in a salad dressing, but that actually sounds like a great idea! But, Even more than putting it on salad I want to drink it with a huge glass of ice cream! What a great idea, Julia! Looks amazing 🙂

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