Vanilla and Rosebuds Kraut - Version II


Vanilla and Rosebuds Kraut - Version II

Here's a twist on the original favorite...
And you can also make our Cultured Love Potion Cocktail using the fermented brine from this recipe!


  • 1-1/4 pounds green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 whole crisp apple (I like Fuji), cored and diced or sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/3 cup organic rose buds
  • 3 to 5 whole juniper berries
  • 1/2 whole vanilla bean


1. Place the shredded cabbage into a large wooden, stainless steel, or glass bowl.
2. Add salt and massage into cabbage for about 5 minutes.
3. Add in rest of the ingredients, and mix well.
4. Pack mixture into a quart-size, wide-mouth mason jar, by using a kraut pounder or end of a rolling pin.
(Ingredients should reach the shoulder of the jar.)
5. Place your Kraut Source unit onto the mason jar according to directions.
6. Allow to ferment for 7- 10 days.



2 Responses

Kraut Source
Kraut Source

March 24, 2021

@Tess Gleason: thanks for catching the missing information in our recipe! It’s been updated to suggest dicing or slicing the apple. You can see a visual in the second image.

Tess Gleason
Tess Gleason

March 24, 2021

Do you put the whole apple into the jar if so won’t it get seeds and stem pieces in the kraut?

I really want this for the Cultured Love Potion Cocktail but I also may like a sweet kraut.

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