In a lot of Asian countries, ginger is considered one of those ‘special’ ingredients that’s supposed to cure all ailments.
From boosting your immune system to keeping you warm during the winter months, it does it all!
Given all that, I do try to use ginger in my cooking whenever I can, but lately I started to also experiment with ginger in drinks and see what we could come up with like some homemade ginger ale made with real ginger!
Then one day it hit me, why not try making a low-carb/keto ginger ale from actual ginger!
Not the Canada Dry kind that’s pumped full of corn syrup and speckled with drops of ginger flavoring, I’m talking about the REAL DEAL that’s bursting with flavors and burns going down your throat!
The one that actually keeps you warm during the colder months and has healing properties! The one that’s said to make you 10 years younger! I’m joking about the last part but the rest of it is true!
So anyway, after a couple of tries, I came up with one that was surprisingly pleasant. It’s bubbly, tastes like ginger, burns, and will definitely keep you feeling warm!
This recipe contains no carbs, so it is definitely low-carb/keto friendly! I would describe this drink as an all-natural energy drink.
Seriously, when you are tired and if you have a sip, your eyes will light up. It has a kick of fire right from the start and bold spiciness all the way through!
For this recipe, you should be able to get everything you need at a local supermarket or Amazon.
Now, let’s get started!
Prepping Time 5M
Cooking Time 30M
Cooling Time 30M
Total Time 1H5M
Net Carb/Serv 0g
Servings 4-6 glasses
1) Gather all the ingredients.
2) Slice ginger and set aside.
3) Boil water in stove top pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to low simmer and add in diced ginger. Cover 7/8 way to leave a little room for evaporation and simmer for 30 minutes.
5) Transfer the ginger juice base into the freezer for 30 minutes. Note – you can place in the fridge as well, but will require 3-4 hours to cool.
6) After 30 minutes, remove ginger juice base from freezer. To make the ginger ale, use 1 part ginger ale base to 2-3 parts carbonated water and adjust to liking. Top with a squeeze of lime/lemon.
Hope you enjoy your Homemade Keto Ginger Ale!
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Homemade Keto Ginger Ale
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 Inch Ginger
- 1/4 Cup Swerve/Monkfruit
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/8 tsp Lime/Lemon Juice
- 8 oz Carbonated Water
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Slice ginger and set aside.
- Boil water in stove top pot. Once boiling, reduce heat to low simmer and add in diced ginger. Cover 7/8 way to leave a little room for evaporation and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Strain the ginger and pour ginger juice into a holding bowl. Add Swerve/Monkfruit and salt into the ginger juice and stir well until Swerve/Monkfruit fully dissolves.
- Transfer the ginger juice base into the freezer for 30 minutes. Note - you can just place in the fridge as well, but require 3-4 hours to cool.
- After 30 minutes, remove ginger juice base from freezer. To make the ginger ale, use 1 part ginger ale base to 2-3 parts carbonated water and adjust to liking. Top with a squeeze of lime/lemon.
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