Brit + Co Guides Logo

How to make homemade kefir

Life-Style, Health and Wellness from the Inside -Out!

12
STEPS
INGREDIENTS
Measure out 4 cups of milk.  You may also use  young coconut water or 2 cups of goat's milk

Measure out 4 cups of milk. You may also use young coconut water or 2 cups of goat's milk

Add it to the pan

Add it to the pan

Heat 1 qt. of milk to skin temperature, or about 92 F.

Heat 1 qt. of milk to skin temperature, or about 92 F.

Remove and open one foil package.

Remove and open one foil package.

Add the entire contents of the package to your milk.

Add the entire contents of the package to your milk.

Stir thoroughly until dissolved.

Stir thoroughly until dissolved.

Save 6 tablespoons from every batch to inoculate the next quart of milk, instead of using a new ferment package.

Save 6 tablespoons from every batch to inoculate the next quart of milk, instead of using a new ferment package.

Pour the inoculated milk into a closable vessel and let it ferment at 72 to 75\u00b0F for 18 to 24 hours; or 36 to 48 hours for young coconut water. Avoid shaking or agitating the bottle during this time.

Pour the inoculated milk into a closable vessel and let it ferment at 72 to 75°F for 18 to 24 hours; or 36 to 48 hours for young coconut water. Avoid shaking or agitating the bottle during this time.

Your milk will thicken and become slightly clumpy; however young coconut water does not thicken. You will notice a milky white color, a distinct sour aroma, and the flavor will be tart and tangy.

Refrigerate after fermentation has taken place. The lactic acid produced by the bacteria has a preserving effect and the Kefir will last for about a week. - Tina@LifeDr.com

Refrigerate after fermentation has taken place. The lactic acid produced by the bacteria has a preserving effect and the Kefir will last for about a week. - Tina@LifeDr.com

  • 1qt. of milk or young coconut water
  • Kefir culture starter package
  • Glass container that closes tight
  • Measuring cup
  • 2 qt. pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large funnel