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Making water kefir at home doesn't have to be difficult - in fact, water kefir is one of the easiest beverages to make if you are just getting started culturing. You can learn to make homemade water kefir from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.
Water Kefir is a probiotic beverage made with water kefir grains or a powdered kefir starter culture. Water kefir grains can be used to culture sugar water, juice, or coconut water. A powdered kefir starter culture may also be used to culture coconut water or fruit juice.
Water kefir grains consist of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. The term kefir grains describes the look of the culture only. Water kefir grains contain no actual "grains" such as wheat or rye.
Whether you want to add a probiotic kick to your drink or are looking for some flavor inspiration, we have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you make water kefir at home. Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!
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Sometimes you get more carbonation than you bargain for when bottling water kefir! Learn how to add carbonation without the mess!
Learn how to make a healthy substitute for soda pop by bottling your Water Kefir with fruit or juice to create a lightly carbonated probiotic beverage.
Learn how to flavor water kefir using fruit, juice, flavor extracts, herbs and more with our how-to video.
Water Kefir is a wonderful probiotic-rich beverage. Get ideas for flavoring, using in smoothie recipes, making a soda-pop style beverage and more!
Flip-top bottles are awesome for bottling kombucha, water kefir or even homemade beer or soda. The caps often arrive separately, so here's a quick video on how to put your bottles together.