Fermented Drinks

How to Make Milk Kefir at Home


How to Make Milk Kefir at Home

Recipe by Kelsey ByeCourse: Fermented DrinksCuisine: RussianDifficulty: Easy


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Milk kefir is a fermented probiotic drink that is hundreds (or even thousands) of years old. You can make it at your home in as little as 24 hours of fermentation time.


  • 20 grams milk kefir grains

  • 16 oz organic and pasteurized whole or 2% milk


  • Add the milk to a glass jar.
  • Add in the milk kefir grains and stir the milk gently.
  • Place a breathable cloth lid (like a t-shirt) on the jar and secure it with a rubber band. Allow the milk to ferment at room temperature for 12 to 24 hours. The mixture should be thick and pleasantly tart.
  • Stir the mixture. Strain off the kefir grains and add them to a fresh batch of milk. Store the finished kefir in the fridge in a sealed bottle for up to a month.

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