Bucha Buddha’s Coconut Lime Kombucha Recipe

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Coconut lime kombucha is a tropical delight! Harnessing the sweet and nutty flavors of coconuts and the refreshing citrusy kick of lime, this kombucha recipe is an absolute treat any time of day. 

Combining raw kombucha’s tangy and effervescent flavor with coconut and lime creates a delicious drink that will impress your guests. This recipe is quick to put together and full of health benefits.


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Coconut Lime Kombucha

  • Total Time:
    4 days

  • Yield:
    16 Servings 1x


This recipe brings light coconut notes while maintaining a balanced flavor profile. The lime juice brightens the kombucha and gives it a fun, zesty kick. Add a dash of sugar to sweeten the drink, and you have a recipe that adults and children will enjoy.




  1. Pour the coconut extract, lime juice, cane sugar, and kombucha into a large container or pitcher.
  2. Stir the mixture for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Pour the mixture into 16 8-oz flip-top bottles, leaving a 1-2 inch headspace.
  4. Allow the kombucha bottles to undergo a second fermentation by leaving them at room temperature for 3 to 5 days.
  5. Put one bottle in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours. Taste it. If the flavors and carbonation are to your liking, place the rest of the bottles in the fridge. If it’s not to your liking, allow the kombucha to ferment for another day before refrigerating.
  6. Enjoy at your leisure.


You can substitute coconut extract for 1/2 cup of shredded coconut. However, coconut milk isn’t a good substitute because it can coagulate the mixture. Similarly, coconut water is too soft to be an ideal substitute.

You can use other kombucha types like oolong or organic black tea, but I prefer the delicate profile of green tea kombucha the most. If you’re feeling creative, use mango passionfruit kombucha as the base for this recipe.

You can substitute cane sugar for other vegan sweeteners like coconut sugar. Or you can opt out of it altogether.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Fermenting Time: 96 hours

What Does Coconut Lime Kombucha Taste Like?

Coconut lime kombucha tastes sweet, citrusy, and earthy. Although the amount of coconut extract seems relatively low, its presence in the kombucha blend is still noticeable. The lime juice lends a powerful tangy kick that complements the nutty flavor of the coconut.

Furthermore, the green tea kombucha base is also quite prominent. The flavor of green tea is more delicate than other bases, which allows the coconut and lime flavors to truly stand out. The fermentation process brings out the tartness of the green tea, creating that distinct booch flavor we all know and love.

What Are the Health Benefits of Coconut Lime Kombucha?

Kombucha is known for its various health benefits, from its function as a digestive aid to its immunity-boosting abilities. It has millions of probiotics, active cultures, and antioxidants. It also gives adults 100% of their daily value of vitamin B12.

Besides that, this gluten-free coconut lime kombucha also takes some health benefits from the flavor additives themselves.

Fresh coconut:

  • Has high levels of good (HDL) cholesterol.
  • Is high in potassium, sodium, manganese, vitamin B12, and other minerals.
  • Has cancer-fighting properties.

Lime juice:

  • Is high in antioxidants.
  • Is a top vitamin C source.
  • Reduces heart disease risk.
  • Prevents kidney stones.

Fresh fruits and juices have many more health benefits than extracts and preserved juices.

By indulging in kombucha instead of other sugary drinks, you can potentially reap the benefits of weight loss and a more consistent energy source.

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How Much Caffeine Is In Coconut Lime Kombucha?

Coconut lime kombucha contains approximately 10 mg of caffeine.

The caffeine comes from green tea. The tea has approximately 1/3 of the original caffeine content at the end of fermentation. If you’re sensitive to caffeine intake or plan to drink a beverage at night, coconut lime kombucha will not likely interrupt your sleep.

How Many Calories Are In Coconut Lime Kombucha?

Coconut lime kombucha only contains about 40 calories per 8 oz. Most of the calories come from the kombucha and the added sugar. Lime juice and coconut extract add minimal calories.

Should You Make This Recipe with Young, Sweet Kombucha or Older, Sour Kombucha?

I suggest young kombucha for this recipe. Green tea kombucha is best when it possesses a delicate, herbaceous flavor, which is most noticed in the early stages of fermentation. Furthermore, young kombucha tastes sweet, even without any added sugar.

On the other hand, older kombucha can make the flavored kombucha too acidic and tart. This can overpower the natural flavors of the lime and coconut—which may render the drink unpalatable to some.

If you’re not in the mood for brewing, you can try coconut lime-flavored kombucha from commercial brands, like Humm Kombucha or Health-ade. Find these brands in your local supermarket or order than on Amazon.


Joshua recently discovered flavored kombucha and has since become a fan of its taste and health properties. He's currently attempting to taste test at least 20 different kombucha flavors, and his current favorite is apple kombucha.

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