Homemade Lactofermented Ginger Ale


Ginger Ale from a can isn’t something beneficial for anyone to drink (corn syrup, artificial flavoring, not to mention aluminum or plastic leaching out from most commercial containers). ┬áBut homemade ‘soda’ or Ginger Ale is a healthy treat, rich with probiotics that help your digestion and help you to absorb the most from your food. Ginger is a natural antiinflammitory and a tried and true remedy for upset tummies.

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From Nourishing Traditions, but in true-to-me form modified to suit the ingredients I had on hand. Sugar rather than rapadura, lemon juice rather than lime juice, and cut the recipe in half because I didn’t have enough lemon juice or ginger.

Ginger Ale Recipe and Instructions

1/2 cup peeled and chopped or grated ginger
2 tablespoons whey
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice

Put in a jar, fill to within one inch of the top with filtered water. Shake to mix. Allow to sit out to lactoferment for 3 days, transfered to the fridge. She says it’s best sipped in small quantities at room temperature rather than being chilled.

Tried it a few days later. Ahem, I think it’s alcoholic. Didn’t give it to my girlie girl. A little strong to drink straight, so I watered it down, I want to try it with sparkling water as recommended. It’s good, not the cornsyrupy sweet of commercial ginger ale, but it’s good.


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  1. shannon says:

    Hi. Just curious if you ever tried this with the sparkling water. Thanks. Shannon

    • I haven’t- I don’t think I’ve ever bought sparkling water, though it is something I should do for fun! :)

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