DRINKS RECIPES

Refreshing Apple Kvass. How about that?

apple kvass

Apples, apples, apples… The apple harvest has been extremely good this year and I often come across the discussion on the internet about what to do with such amount of apples. Jams, apple pies, baked apples, apples sauce, apple compote, apple this, apple that… People’s imagination starts to narrow…. Well, what about apple fermented drinks? Kvass or cider? I am trying to lead to the point of the today’s post about apple kvass.

apple kvass

apple kvass

This recipe of apple kvass is absolutely hilarious. It’s so easy to make and it feels the right choice as if you are tired of all various kinds of lemonades and other cold home-made drinks. The ingredients are also easy to find. I am pretty sure it is good for any season whenever you have craving for some “soft” drink other than bubbly coke, lemonade or even juice/ “slash” simple water. Add some berries/ or maybe slices of lemon  and mint leaves to customize your drink or leave it as it is.

Hope, you’ll give this recipe a try and enjoy it as I do.

So, I guess, we’ve welcomed fall season with its crispy yellow leaves under the feet, hot chocolate, romatic movies, cozy blanket, books, aroma candles and long evenings ahead. I can’t stop saying how quickly time flies. Can you imagine? And in a few months we’ll start anticipating Christmas time already.

Recently I have had a lot of inspiration for the new food shootings. Especially, there are lots recipes for fall on my mind. I still have great desire to finish design of my blog and finally translate it into Russian. Hopefully, we’ll celebrate the birth of a brand new blog at the beginning of the next year.

apples kvass

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Apple Kvass

Serves4
Prep time15 hours
Cook time30 minutes
Total time15 hours, 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium apples
  • 1l water
  • 1/4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5g freash yeast (or dried instant yeast)
  • 1 tablespoon stevia (or to your taste)

Optional

  • 5 Large raisins
  • mint leaves

Directions

1.Wash the apples, peel them off and deseed. Cut into pieces and put into the sauce pan. Cover the apples with the hot water (you may preheat beforehand), bring to boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Take away from the heat, cover the sauce pan with the lid and let the mixture chill till it gets warm.
2.Pour off some apple water and dissolve yeast in it. Leave it for 15 minutes. When you notice the yeast water gets foamy, pour it back into the sauce pan. Add lemon juice and stevia. Mix everything well.
3.Leave the sauce pan covered with the lid for 12-15 hours at a room temperature for the process of fermentation to start. Make sure it stands away from the direct sunlight.
4.Then filter the freshly fermented apple mixture. Add raisins and mint or maybe other berries (e.g. blueberries) to your taste. Store in a cold place and get yourself refreshed immediately.

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