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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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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.
Get started making Water Kefir by activating your dehydrated Kefir Grains with this easy to follow video and instructions
Learn how to flavor water kefir using fruit, juice, flavor extracts, herbs and more with our how-to video.
This how-to video shows you how to utilize the traditional starter culture known as Water Kefir Grains to make delicious, nutritious beverages and more.
Having problems with your Water Kefir? Check out our extensive troubleshooting FAQ.
Water kefir requires basic ingredients: sugar, water, and water kefir grains. Learn how to choose the best water and sugar for making water kefir.
Water Kefir is a wonderful probiotic-rich beverage. Get ideas for flavoring, using in smoothie recipes, making a soda-pop style beverage and more!
Looking to make Kefir but need to avoid dairy? There are options available! Learn about making Coconut Milk Kefir, Water Kefir, and Coconut Water Kefir.
Learn to make dairy-free yogurt and different types of kefir using coconut.
Learn how to put your water kefir grains on hold when you go on vacation or just need to take a break.
Trying to get your water kefir grains to grow? Learn tricks for helping your water kefir grains multiply including the importance of adequate minerals.
Do your water kefir grains smell funny? Or stopped making kefir? Learn how to repair damaged water kefir grain so you can get back to making water kefir.