make kefir at home

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Kefir is an excellent probiotic and nutritious yogurt drink. You can learn more about it and all the ways it can benefit and heal your body << here >>. Kefir has a variety of health benefits and has more strains of active bacteria than yogurt. You can even use kefir as a replacement for buttermilk in other recipes or use it in smoothies to add protein. Enjoy this Kefir Recipe and make your own Kefir today!

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make kefir at home

Plain Kefir

Prep Time 5 minutes
Fermentation Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes


  • large glass jar
  • wooden spoon
  • cheesecloth
  • non-metal bowl


  • 1 tbsp Kefir Grains
  • 4 cups Whole MIlk


  • Begin by thoroughly washing your jar and making sure that your work area is as clean as possible. You want to avoid random bacteria getting into your kefir.
  • Put your kefir grains in your jar then pour the milk in. Stir until well mixed.
  • Cover with your cheesecloth and secure in place either with the band for your jar lid or a few rubber bands.
  • Allow to ferment in a dark, warm place for roughly 24 hours.
  • You'll know that your kefir is properly fermented when the milk has thickened and separated into the white kefir and yellow-ish whey.
  • Strain your kefir through the cheesecloth and into a bowl. Press through with your spoon until only the grains remain.
  • Pour back into a sealable container and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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