Learn to Make Milk Kefir

Learn To Make Milk Kefir

Learn to make homemade milk kefir from the CFH staff and other Real Food pros. Choose from a wide selection of articles, videos, and recipes.

         
How to Make Milk Kefir: Beginner   How to Make Milk Kefir: How-to Videos   Recipes Using Milk Kefir
Getting Started   Milk Kefir How-to Videos    Recipes Using Milk Kefir
         
Quick Links & Definitions
         
Choosing a Kefir Culture
  Milk Kefir FAQ
  Milk Kefir Grains Instructions 
         

Milk Kefir Grains are a reusable heirloom culture.   

Kefir Starter Culture is a direct-set (single-use) culture.

 

 

 

 

 

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Milk for Culturing   Skill Level: Beginner How to Make Milk Kefir: Experienced   Skill Level: Experienced Raw Milk   Raw Milk Kefir
Coconut Milk   Non-Dairy Milk Kefir
 

   
   
 

How to Make Milk Kefir: Troubleshooting   Trouble- shooting
Milk Kefir-related CFH Blog Posts   Milk Kefir- related CFH Blog Posts
   
   
                       
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Introduction to Milk Kefir

Choosing a Kefir Culture: Grains vs. Direct-set Starter

Choosing Equipment for Making Dairy Kefir

Choosing Milk for Making Kefir

How to Make Kefir with Direct-set Starter Culture

Milk Kefir FAQ

Can Commercial Kefir Be Used to Make Fresh Kefir?

Removing Milk Kefir Grains from Finished Kefir

Straining Milk Kefir Grains from Over-thickened Kefir 

 

 
 

Flavoring Milk Kefir and Second Fermentation

How to Take a Break from Making Kefir

Composition of Milk Kefir Grains: Bacteria & Yeasts

The Role of Dairy Fat in Cultured Milk Products

How to Make Goat Milk Kefir

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cool Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Compare Milk Kefir with Water Kefir

What is the Difference between Yogurt and Kefir?

 
 
Skill Level: Experienced


Encouraging Milk Kefir Grains to Multiply

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

Reducing the Lactose Content of Kefir

Timing Milk Kefir (to manipulate flavor)

Flavoring Milk Kefir and Second Fermentation

Using Kefir in Everyday Recipes

Converting Milk Kefir Grains into Water Kefir Grains

 

 


Creative Ways to Use Dairy Kefir

How to Use Kefir as Sourdough

Five Ways to Use Kefir

The Amazing Number of Kefir Dairy Products

How to Take a Break from Making Kefir

How to Strain Whey from Cultured Dairy

Ways to Use Whey

 
 
Raw Milk Kefir

 

How to Make Raw Milk Kefir

 

 

Introducing Milk Kefir Grains to Raw Milk

 
 
Non-Dairy Milk Kefir

Dairy-free Kefir Options

 

 

 


How to Make Coconut Milk Kefir

Cultured Coconut


 
 
Troubleshooting


Milk Kefir Grains Troubleshooting FAQ

Straining Milk Kefir Grains from Over-Thickened Milk Kefir

 

 

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cool Weather Care for Starter Cultures 

 
Milk Kefir How-to Videos

 

How to Make Milk Kefir (VIDEO)

How to Activate Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grains (VIDEO)

  

How to Flavor Milk Kefir (VIDEO)

 
 


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