Learn to Make 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 | Milk Kefir Recipes
Getting Started   Milk Kefir How-to Videos    Recipes Using Milk Kefir
Quick Links & Definitions
Choosing a Kefir Culture
  Milk Kefir FAQ
  Warm Weather Care 

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 You Make Kefir from Prepared Kefir without Grains or Starter?

Straining Milk Kefir Grains

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)

All About a Second Fermentation for Milk Kefir

Using Kefir in Everyday Recipes



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

Ways to Use Whey

Kefir: The Sustainable Dairying Culture

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


Milk Kefir Grains Troubleshooting FAQ

Straining Milk Kefir Grains



 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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