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Learn to Make Milk Kefir

There's no need to be daunted by the idea of making milk kefir at home. You can learn to make homemade milk kefir from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros!

Whether you are just starting out making milk kefir on your own or have cultured dairy before, we have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you make milk kefir at home. Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!

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 Getting Started  Milk Kefir How-to Videos  Milk Kefir Recipes

 

Quick Links and Definitions:

Milk Kefir can be made with milk kefir grains or a kefir starter culture. Milk Kefir Grains are a re-usable, heirloom culture. Kefir Starter Culture is a direct-set (single-use) culture.

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Choosing a Kefir Culture Milk Kefir FAQ Milk Kefir Grains Instructions

 

Browse all Expert Advice Articles:

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Raw Milk Kefir Non-Dairy Milk Kefir Troubleshooting
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How to Make Milk Kefir:  

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 Heat Milk for Culturing

 

How to Make Kefir with Direct-set Starter Culture

How to Activate Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grains (VIDEO)

How to Make Milk Kefir (VIDEO)

Removing Milk Kefir Grains from Finished Kefir

 

Milk Kefir for Beginners:

Milk Kefir FAQ

Can Commercial Kefir Be Used to Make Fresh Kefir?

Straining Milk Kefir Grains from Over-thickened Kefir 

Flavoring Milk Kefir and Second Fermentation

Composition of Milk Kefir Grains: Bacteria & Yeasts 

 

The Role of Dairy Fat in Cultured Milk Products

How to Make Goat Milk Kefir

Compare Milk Kefir with Water Kefir

What is the Difference between Yogurt and Kefir?

How to Take a Break from Making Kefir

  

Advanced Milk Kefir:

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 Strain Whey from Cultured Dairy

Ways to Use Whey

Cultured Ice Cream (and how to make it without a machine)

 

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 Kefir with Direct-set Starter Culture 

 

How to Make Coconut Milk Kefir

Cultured Coconut

  

Troubleshooting Milk Kefir:

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 Activate Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grains (VIDEO)

How to Make Milk Kefir (VIDEO)

  How to Flavor Milk Kefir (VIDEO)

 

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