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"amazingly quick"

My kefir grains I got just about 2 weeks ago, have made 2 quarts of kefir for the last 8 days. Its so easy just to let it culture on my counter top. They've already multiplied enough that I gave my sister a small portion so she can have the same health benefits.

- kimberz

Milk Kefir Grains

SKU: 5500
$19.99

Availability: In stock

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Adding milk kefir grains (MKG) to fresh milk yields a delicious probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, from salad dressings to ice cream.

  • Each box contains 1 packet of traditional, heirloom-style milk kefir grains.
  • Rehydration period of 3-7 days with pasteurized (not raw) dairy milk is required before regular use.
  • Cultures on the counter at 68°-85°F, no appliance required.
  • Suitable for use with cow or goat milk. Nut and seed milks yield inconsistent results.
  • Avoid using ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk.
  • Reusable culture - makes up to 1 quart of kefir with every batch. MKG require regular refreshing in dairy milk.
  • Instructions for using this culture are included and can be found here.
  • Having trouble making milk kefir? Browse our Milk Kefir Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Milk Kefir Grains Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Milk Kefir Grains Ingredients

  • Organic powdered milk, organic milk, live active cultures.
  • Packaged in  a small amount of organic powdered milk to extend shelf life. 
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Milk Kefir Grains Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free

 

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our milk kefir grains are shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet.
  • For best results, store in a cool, dry place and use by the date on the box.
  • Freezer storage is NOT recommended.

 

Additional Details About Milk Kefir Grains (MKG)

Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Milk kefir grains need to be rehydrated using pasteurized dairy milk (not raw milk) before regular use. Once milk kefir grains are rehydrated, they can be transitioned to raw milk. Milk kefir grains can be used to culture coconut, soy, or rice milk once rehydrated, but must be rehydrated in dairy milk first. Milk kefir grains require regular refreshing in fresh dairy milk (as soon as the texture changes.)

 

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10 Reviews For "Milk Kefir Grains"

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  1. Do Not Buy

    by Nestor on 01/27/2018

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    Do not buy this product.

    My grains, while they made kefir, never reproduced or grew in size. After about seven months they disappeared (ie died) entirely.

    I wrote customer service multiple times and received no answer.

    Bad product, horrible customer service.

    If you want to make kefir, go to your local craigslist and buy active grains.

    Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry to hear of your experience with our grains. While they are not guaranteed to multiply, we do guarantee they will make batch after batch of good kefir under their preferred conditions. We reached out several times but sadly have not had success gaining contact to assist you. Perhaps if you chatted with us through the Live Chat feature on our Contact Us page, we could help you in real time there, as we really do want you to be successful!

  2. Very Happy

    by AJ on 01/16/2018

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    Highly recommend these grains. My first batch was so productive I keep giving away my grains. Unfortunately, I did something to lose the actual grains but I was STILL able to continue to culture the resulting kefir. I assumed I was missing some of the biodiversity therefore wanted true grains. I tried some from a FB group member; Not the Same! I purchased more grains from Cultures for Health and am glad I did.

  3. Second time worked

    by EUGENE on 11/12/2017

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    The first batch I received never did seem to work and always had strange things happening. After as much milk as I paid for the grains I got in touch with customer service. With my new batch of grains, it worked after the second quarter cup and had a wonderful aroma compared to the b.o. aroma of the first batch.

    Response from CFH: We are glad we could help! The unpleasant aroma can happen, so we are glad it is all well!

  4. Consistently great Kefir

    by Nattie on 11/08/2017

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    Wonderful consistent kefir has transformed my gut health; no more GERD.

  5. Great grains but hardly any in package, definately not a tablespoon

    by Maureen on 11/04/2017

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    These grains work well for the amount I received. There were hardley any grains not even a teaspoon! It is 3 months and just now they are getting bigger but there is just a few of them. i wish i had received more. Otherwise they seem to be good grains but should not cost $19.00 for the small amount I received.There wasn't even a teaspoon in there with the powdered milk.

    Response from CFH: Thanks for your review! With just the 1/2 to 1 tsp of rehydrated grains you receive, we guarantee you can make 4 cups of milk kefir each day so long as they are properly cared for and accidental contamination does not occur. Any more than that, and you kefir will be unbalanced, causing funny smelling or looking kefir. You'll find that if they do grow and multiply, you'll end up needing to give them away to maintain the right ratio and balance.

  6. Very disappointed

    by Unhappy on 10/05/2017

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    I was shocked with how few grains I received. I worked really hard to reactivate the grains but after two weeks they just disappeared even though I was successfully get kefir for 10 days. Although I used very high quality milk the grains were not getting any bigger or multiplying. Completely disappointed; such a HUGE waste of money.

    Response from CFH: We are very happy you are working with us on your issue. We do hope that you will continue to reach to us for assistance, as we do want you successful!

  7. Maybe I did something wrong

    by DebB on 10/01/2017

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    I followed the directions to a T. They did culture the milk. But they just didn't expand and refuse to grow and in the third batch they practically disappeared

    Response from CFH: Thank you for working with us behind the scenes! We are happy they are now working well. We are always happy to troubleshoot and replace defective cultures.

  8. Great product, too expensive

    by Cat on 09/19/2017

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    This product is of great quality but the price remains too high. A lot of time, energy, and resources, are obviously spent on the marketing and presentation of these high quality kefir grains. I say, make less of a show off them. Make them more accessible!

    Response from CFH: We are very happy you feel the quality is high! Yes, we do expend much energy on this product as a whole, and we also send it out to a third party pathogen testing company to ensure your safety! We've got you covered!

  9. Small but Mighty

    by LaKessler11 on 09/11/2017

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    It surprises me that after activating my kefir grains, the 1/4 tsp wee lil bit of kefir grains successfully transforms 4 cups of organic whole milk into creamy, yogurty-thick kefir, often in 18-20 hours. I was worried I didn't have enough grains but the little bit I have is powerful. I love my kefir, and am doing a double-ferment after removing grains for extra punch to those probiotic warriors. Although pricey at $20, the quality is definitely there.

    Response from CFH: We are thrilled to hear the grains are working so well! Please know that we are proud of the quality we can offer you, and be assured that the price also includes the third party pathogen testing to ensure your safety too! Happy kefir-ing!

  10. Excellent!

    by Rhonda on 09/07/2017

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    The grains started easily and produced extremely well. I even managed to store mine in the fridge for a few weeks and restart them without any issue. If you love yogurt, start making kefir. It is so easy!

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Milk Kefir Grains Ingredients

  • Organic powdered milk, organic milk, live active cultures.
  • Packaged in  a small amount of organic powdered milk to extend shelf life. 
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Milk Kefir Grains Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free

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  • From Georgie at 10/7/2015 8:21 PM
  • From jenna at 9/29/2015 11:56 PM
    • Can these be used in almond milk or 'other milks' besides dairy? I ask because I am giving the cultured grains to a friend who is lactose intolerant. I originally made the purchase as apart of making the homemade baby formula-but I unfortunately had to discontinue giving it to my son.
      -Thanks, Jenna
    • The grains can be used to culture alternative milks like almond and coconut however, they must be activated in dairy and need to go back into dairy to refresh.
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  • From doug at 7/20/2015 10:41 PM
    • hello, i want to make raw skim milk kefir. i have a source for the raw skim...will the grains do the trick ?
      thanks for the help.

      doug
    • Yes, the grains will certainly do the trick. The grains must be activated in pasteurized milk. Whole milk makes it easier to determine if the texture is correct but once activated and making good kefir, the grains can be introduced to your raw skim milk. The texture will be thinner than whole milk kefir but equally delicious. You will find information about introducing the grains to raw milk here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/introducing-milk-kefir-grains-raw-milk
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  • From Brenda Becker at 6/24/2015 7:40 AM
    • I'm using home pasteurized goat milk. To do the pasteurization I heated the raw milk to 165 F for 30 seconds. Chilled the milk. Now I started the process to activate the milk kefir grains. I have soaked the grains 24 hrs, strained and added the grains to fresh pasteurized milk again. After the second soaking, I strained and the grains are in the strainer along with a thickness of what looks like milk fat. My question is, should I rinse the grains before soaking them and should they be rinsed between batches later after activation?
    • Non-homogenized milk will normally result in a layer of cream on top of your kefir. You should plan to stir the kefir a few times during the culturing process to give the grains better access to the milk. When the milk thickens, gently stir the grains in the strainer to remove most of the cultured cream before placing the grains in fresh milk to start the new batch. Change the milk when it thickens or at 24 hours if the milk hasn't thickened. If the milk thickens in less than 24 hours, increase the volume of milk for the next batch. No need to rinse the grains unless the previous batch had an off or overly yeasty smell or flavor.
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  • From Mangala at 4/12/2015 2:09 PM
    • When doing the activation process, providing that fresh milk is given within 24 hours, is the discarded milk OK to drink or use in some way?
    • As per the printed instructions that will come with your grains:

      "At any stage during the activation, if the finished product smells and tastes pleasant, it may be consumed or used in recipes. Finished product with an unpleasant aroma or flavor should be discarded after the grains have been removed."
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  • From Erika at 3/29/2015 2:49 PM
  • From Chris at 1/15/2015 11:57 PM
  • From ann tsipolitis at 1/1/2015 11:15 AM
    • can i make new kefir without draining the first batch?
    • To ensure that the grains have an adequate supply of fresh food and to minimize the risk of mold, we recommend straining the grains out and placing them in a clean jar with fresh milk for each new batch.
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  • From Susan at 12/28/2014 8:29 PM
    • What is in the milk kefir starter kit besides the grains? What is the proper amount of milk to use each time (after rehydration) to get the best results.
    • The kit contains grains, a plastic / nylon mesh strainer and a very helpful booklet which includes information and recipes. The grains are activated in 1 cup of milk and you will begin increasing the volume when the milk thickens to a buttermilk-like texture. The amount of milk for each batch will depend on the temperature of your culturing area and how long you culture the milk. A small amount of milk will culture very quickly, especially in a warm location. 1 teaspoon of active grains can normally culture 4 cups of milk within 24 hours if the temperature is within range.
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  • From Jean at 11/30/2014 6:09 PM
    • I received my milk kefir grains during the summer months. They were left in the mailbox on a 90 degree day for several hours. I re-hydrated them and have been making kefir and the grains are growing, but I have always wondered, if I lost some of the beneficial bacteria and yeast from that exposure to the heat?
    • If your milk kefir grains are producing good kefir, then you are receiving all the possible benefits they can give! If they are not, please contact our customer support representatives by phone, email or chat.
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