We can’t have a list of kava recipes without pointing you to our original 1990S website at Kona Kava Farm:
The article is called “FAVORITE KAVA RECIPES”.
It’s a great list of favorite recipes from us and customers.
1. Traditional Kava Drink
* In a large bowl, mix together 4 cups of water and 1 cup of ground kava root.
* Let the mixture sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the kava to release its active compounds.
* For a stronger drink, please the mixture into a blender for 5 minutes, any setting.
* Strain the liquid into a separate container using, cheesecloth, muslin or strainer.
* Serve the kava drink in a coconut cup and enjoy!
2. Kava Latte
- Brew a strong cup of coffee or espresso.
- In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of hot (not boiling) water and 1/4 cup of powdered kava root.
- Let the mixture sit for about 10-15 minutes to allow the kava to release its active compounds.
- For a stronger drink, please the mixture into a blender for 5 minutes, any setting.
- Strain the liquid into a separate container using a cheesecloth or strainer.
- Mix the kava liquid with the brewed coffee.
- Add your favorite sweetener and milk to taste.
3. Kava Banana Smoothie
- In a blender, mix together:
* 1 cup of coconut, almond or soy milk
* 1 banana
* 2 tbs of Instant Kava or 3 tbs of Micronized Kava
* 2-4 tbs of honey (depending on taste)
* handful of ice (preferably not crushed)
* Blend on low until smooth
- Serve in a glass and enjoy right away!
4. Kava Cocktail
- In a shaker, mix together:
* 1 pack of Kava Singles
* 1 ounce of vodka
* 1/2 ounce of lime juice
* 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
* 1/4 cup of fresh water (preferably spring)
* Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice
* Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
5. Sun Kava Tea (Customer Submitted)
Dianna from Helena, MT sent this to Kona Kava Farm years ago, and it’s still one of our favorite Kava Tea recipes:
- 1 quart container with a top that seals (1 quart canning jar works great!)
- 3 to 3 & 1/2 cups purified water or spring water
- Ginger to taste (1/4 to 1/2 tsp)
- 3 tsp lecithin or Kava Blender
- 3-4 heaping tablespoons powdered kava root
1. Mix your ingredients together and shake well.
2. Place in a warm, sunny spot and shake the jar periodically.
3. Leave it in the sun for several hours. (A friend of mine leaves it in the sun all day. The ‘awa develops a beautiful frothy white head.)
4. When I think it’s done, I bring it in, strain it through cheesecloth and it’s ready to drink…warmed by the sun and delicious.
5. Keep any unused ‘awa in the refrigerator.
6. Kava Chameleon (VERY STRONG & SPICY!)
- 6 tbsp powdered or micronized kava
- 2 cups purified/spring water
- 1 cup soy or rice milk (chocolate is especially good in this recipe)
- 2-4 mint sprigs to taste (I use a large pinch per recipe)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- ginger to taste (optional, i use 1 tsp)
1. In a blender, pour in the kava, water, soy milk and cinnamon
2. Turn the blender on for just a few seconds to stir ingredients, then let sit for about 15 minutes
3. Turn the blender on high and leave on for about 3 minutes
4. Add the mint and ginger, if desired, and blend for another minute or two.
5. Strain the kava into a cup with a mulsin bag or leave the kava in and just drink everything
7. Kava Colada
This is a recipe taken from “Psyche Delicacies” by Chris Kilham.
- 1 ice tray of frozen pineapple-juice cubes
- 1 full can of coconut, soy, almond or dairy milk
- 1 ounce of Instant Kava Mix Natural
- 2 tbs honey
- 3-6 drops of vanilla flavoring
1. Drop all ingredients into a blender at once
2. Blend on high for 3 minutes
3. Pour into 6 cups (if you’re with 6 friends)
4. Enjoy, rinse and repeat!
Now, when I asked AI to provide me a list of the “TOP 10 ALL-TIME KAVA RECIPES”, this is what it gave me below. It seems as though it was taking a common recipe for a drink, and then simply adding kava into the recipe. Interesting results, although I’m not too sure on how useful they actually are:
- Traditional Kava Drink: This is the most basic and traditional way to prepare kava. It involves mixing ground kava root with water, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then straining the liquid to remove any solid particles. This recipe is a great starting point for those new to kava.
- Kava Latte: This recipe combines the rich, earthy flavor of kava with the warm and comforting taste of coffee or espresso. To make a kava latte, simply brew a cup of coffee or espresso and mix it with kava liquid that was prepared by mixing ground kava root with hot water and allowing it to sit for a few minutes.
- Kava Smoothie: For a refreshing and healthy twist on kava, try making a kava smoothie. This recipe involves blending together coconut milk, a banana, ground kava root, honey, and ice. The result is a creamy and delicious smoothie that is perfect for a hot summer day.
- Kava Cocktail: For a fun and unique way to enjoy kava, try making a kava cocktail. This recipe involves mixing together kava concentrate, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge for a delicious and refreshing kava cocktail.
- Kava Milkshake: This recipe involves blending together milk, vanilla ice cream, ground kava root, and vanilla extract. This creates a creamy, rich, and delicious milkshake that is perfect for a sweet and satisfying treat.
- Kava Tea: This recipe involves cold brewing kava root as you would with tea leaves. The result is a soothing tea that is perfect for relaxing after a long day.
- Kava Chai: This recipe combines the warm and spicy flavors of chai with the relaxing and grounding properties of kava. To make a kava chai, simply brew a cup of chai tea and mix it with kava liquid that was prepared by mixing ground kava root with hot water and allowing it to sit for a few minutes.
- Kava Cider: This recipe involves mixing together apple cider, ground kava root, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The result is a warm and comforting drink that is perfect for a cold autumn evening.
- Kava Hot Cocoa: Simply mix together hot chocolate, instant kava root, and whipped cream. The result is a warm and comforting drink that is perfect for a cold winter evening.
- Kava Juice: This recipe involves blending together kava root, pineapple, papaya, and mango. The result is a refreshing and healthy juice that is perfect for a hot summer day.
NOTE: Kava should not be consumed in excessive amounts, and it should not be consumed by people under 18 or pregnant women. Some people may experience mild side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness after consuming kava.