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
Heat 1 qt. of milk to skin temperature, or about 92 F.
Remove and open one foil package.
Add the entire contents of the package to your milk.
Stir thoroughly until dissolved.
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°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
- 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