How to Make Milk Kefir

 

Milk kefir is not only easy to make, it is a delicious, probiotic-rich, versatile beverage your whole family will enjoy.

These instructions utilize the traditional starter culture known as milk kefir grains. To use a powdered Kefir Starter Culture, consult our article on How to Make Kefir with Direct-set Starter Culture.

 

 

 

Start by gathering your equipment and choosing a variety of milk to use:

Equipment: Consult our article on choosing the best equipment for making milk keifr, for more information.

  • Glass jar
  • A non-metal stirring utensil
  • A breathable cover for the jar such as a tight-weave towel, paper towel, or paper coffee filter
  • A rubber band to secure the cover to the jar
  • fine mesh plastic strainer for removing the kefir grains from the finished kefir

 

Ingredients: Consult our article on choosing milk for making kefir, for more information.

 

Instructions:

  1. Transfer the kefir grains into up to 4 cups of fresh milk.
  2. Cover with a coffee filter or cloth secured by a rubber band.
  3. Place in a warm spot, 68°-85°F, to culture.
  4. Culture until milk is slightly thickened and aroma is pleasant, generally 24 hours.
  5. After culturing is complete, separate the kefir grains from the finished kefir.
  6. Place the kefir grains in a new batch of milk.
  7. Store the finished kefir in the refrigerator.  

  

Ready to Learn More About Making Milk Kefir?

 

                                                
 SMJ  


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