Handwritten recipe is shown with dehydrated strawberries, fresh cilantro and fresh ginger scattered on the page with gemstones.

Sweet Crab Kombucha

Cancer Season is June 22-July 22, and this special Earth sign is ruled by the Moon. People born under this sign tend to enjoy the comforts of home and nurturing the people they love ????

Strawberries are in season in Wisconsin at the end of June and into July, perfect timing for the Cancer zodiac season. Buy a full flat from your local farmers and at farm markets. Clean and freeze leftovers in freezer-safe bags, or dehydrate them!

Fresh ginger and cilantro flatter the sweetness of Sweet Crab Kombucha into an ultra-summery drink.

  • Strawberry – fresh or frozen and thawed (1+ tbsp); dehydrated (1 tsp)
  • Cilantro – fresh sprig (about 1 tbsp)
  • Ginger – fresh, powdered, or crystallized (small chunk, about ½ tbsp.)

Tell me more about dehydrated strawberries! Strawberries are JUST INCREDIBLE when dehydrated. The sweet little berries should be sliced and laid out in a single layer on a dehydrator until crisp and dry. 

Store dried strawberries in an airtight container (like a mason jar) in a cool dark area (like a basement). They should keep for well over a year and can be utilized in all sorts of recipes throughout the year. Just keep in mind they are dehydrated and pack a powerful punch.

When using dehydrated fruit in kombucha, you will want to use about HALF of the called-for fresh amount. Use it sparingly – a little goes a long way. I usually put a spoonful in my mouth during the cold days of January and mentally escape to the sweet summer vibes provided by Cancer season and the delicious strawberry.