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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!
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.
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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Perhaps you've heard of milk kefir's probiotic benefits. But do you know more? Discover more about milk kefir, its origin, and how to make it at home.
Curious about what probiotics are in milk kefir? Browse our list of common strains of yeast and bacteria that generally comprise milk kefir grains.
Kefir and Yogurt are both cultured dairy products but there are differences between kefir and yogurt that make them unique. Learn which is best for you!
Did you know there are actually two types of kefir? Learn the differences between milk kefir and water kefir, choose your favorite, or enjoy both!
Considering making milk kefir at home? How does kefir taste? How is it made? Get answers to frequently asked milk kefir questions to be ready to make kefir!
Learn about the various types of milk for making kefir. Decide which processing methods work for you, from pasteurized to raw and whole to low-fat milk.
Learn about the best equipment, culturing container, cover, and strainer, for making safe and healthy dairy milk kefir at home.
Are kefir grains or a powdered kefir starter the best option for making kefir at home? Learn about each type of culture to help you choose the one for you!
In this how-to video, we'll show you how to rehydrate and activate dried milk kefir grains to you're ready to make kefir regularly.
Learn to make kefir with a direct-set starter culture. Our step-by-step instructions make it easy to make Kefir at home using milk, juice, or coconut water.
Learn to make probiotic-rich milk kefir at home with our how-to video and instructions. Save money using milk kefir grains to make homemade milk kefir.
Milk kefir grains are powerful critters, but what happens if you don’t want to make so much kefir? Give one of these methods a try to slow down your grains.