Blackberry Lacto-Fermented Lemonade

  • Author: From "Delicious Probiotic Drinks" by Julia Mueller
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 to 10 cups lemonade 1x



  • 2 cups blackberries
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 8 cups lacto-fermented lemonade (instructions in the book)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine blackberries, lemon juice and water. Cover and bring to a gentle boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer; cook 5 to 8 minutes until blackberries lose their shape and the juices seep out. Use the back of a fork to smash the berries.
  3. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Remove from heat; allow mixture to cool completely.
  4. Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the liquid from the blackberry pulp into a large pitcher. Press the pulp with the back of a spoon against the strainer to extract as much liquid/flavor as possible. Discard the pulp (or save it to put on top of yogurt, oatmeal, etc.)
  5. Add the lacto-fermented lemonade to the pitcher; stir to combine.
  6. Serve lemonade chilled. Lemonade will stay fresh in the fridge, sealed, for up to 2 weeks.