Homemade Ginger Beer

  • posted by Pamela Conolly

    I will enclose a recipe for Homemade Ginger Beer. I was wondering what you think about this as a reasonable drink as it is brewed and has yeast in it. Thought it would be a good alternative to diet soft drinks. Not too much sugar and has some sparkle.

    Homemade ginger beer

    Homemade Ginger Beer
    6:10 Prep 8 Servings Capable cooks
    Put some zing into your spring outing with this refreshing soft drink. It’s sweet, zesty and just the thing to wash down the tasty picnic fare.
    1.25L (5 cups) boiling water, cooled slightly
    155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
    50ml fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon dried yeast
    1 lemon, thinly sliced
    Fresh mint leaves, to serve
    Step 1
    Combine the water, sugar, lemon juice, ginger and yeast in a large bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Set aside at room temperature overnight to infuse.
    Step 2
    Use a slotted spoon to skim off and discard the scum that has risen to the surface of the yeast mixture. Use a funnel to pour the mixture into a 2L (8-cup) capacity airtight plastic bottle (don’t fill the bottle to the top). Place in the fridge to chill (the ginger beer must be kept well chilled).
    Step 3
    Divide the lemon slices and mint leaves among serving glasses. Top with the ginger beer to serve.

  • posted by Firefox7275

    Depends how many glasses are drunk, how often they are drunk, and where you are in your Clever Guts journey (phase one, phase two, maintenance).

    19g per serving is a hefty chunk of the *maximum* recommended daily sugar intake for an adult (World Health Organisation: <5% daily calories, so 25g-30g for a standard 2000-2500 cal diet).

    In liquid format that sugar won’t suppress appetite, and likely won’t taste sweet alongside the sour lemon and spicy ginger.

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