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Can Commercial Kefir be Used to Make Fresh Kefir?

The answer is yes...and no.

If you want to try making milk kefir from pre-made kefir, either store-bought or from a friend, then you may have success one, two, three, or even four times.

It is also possible that you may not end up with a successful batch of cultured kefir at all. The success depends on the culturing conditions and the health of the pre-made kefir. Making milk kefir from pre-made kefir is a gamble. It may or may not be successful.


  1. Use 1 tablespoon kefir per cup of fresh milk. 
  2. Mix together well and culture at room temperature for 12-24 hours, or until thickened.

If you prefer not to maintain milk kefir grains, choosing a Kefir Starter Culture will yield the most reliable results.



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