Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to Make Kefir at Home

Several weeks ago I was contacted by MicroBiota, Inc. to see if I was interested in trying out and reviewing a home kefir fermenter. I had no idea what to expect, but I knew that I Iike kefir and sometimes buy it from my “raw milk guy” at the Farmers’ Market as it’s a great probiotic.

I was pleasantly surprised when the fermenter turned out to be a jar with kefir grains that can be easily stored in the fridge.


Kefir Fermenter 1

It’s super easy to make kefir with the kefir fermenter.

1. Rinse the grains in water (the grains are in a small container attached to the straw).
2. Add milk of your choice.
3. Let the milk ferment at room temperature for 20 - 24 hours.
4. Enjoy the kefir!


Kefir Fermenter 2

It’s that simple! I was seriously impressed. When you don’t want to make kefir you should store the kefir grains in milk in the jar in the fridge (for up to four weeks) or the freezer (for longterm storage).

The kefir turned out nice and tangy. Really perfect. I know I will be using the kefir fermenter often and enjoy homemade kefir for a long time to come.

Questions: Have you ever had kefir? If so, do you like it? Have you ever made kefir yourself? If so, how did you make it and how did it turn out? 


Be well,
Andrea

[Disclosure: I was provided a kefir fermenter free of charge. As always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, and www.andreaswellnessnotes.com will earn a commission if you purchase a kefir fermenter through one of my links.]

20 comments:

  1. I havn t got any idea what it is Andrea! But with grains and Milk, that sounds a bit like porrage. I will look it up!

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    1. It's similar to yogurt but a bit more sour/tart.

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  2. So good for you. My MIL used to make it and I loved it.

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    1. Yes, it's very good for you, and I enjoy the taste more and more.

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  3. So is it a one time thing Andrea? Or do you take some out to keep the process going?
    We eat yogurt all the time, and the only reason we haven't switched is because of cost...I'll have to look into this!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. You can use the grains again and again. I was really impressed by how easy it is!

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  4. Looks and sound healthy!!

    Check out my 70s/boho-inspired look at the blog - Happy Friday!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Yes, it is! :-) Looking forward to stopping by!

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  5. I had heard of Kefir but never had it and didn't know what it was...so you drink it? Or take the grain out and eat that? What exactly is it??

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    1. Yes, you drink it. It's a type of tangy, thick milk. Sorry for not being clearer!

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  6. I've never tried Kefir before, but I bet that I'd like it. I can't believe it's so easy to make!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Yes, I was very surprised by how easy it is to make.

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  7. Never heard of the stuff. Does it taste like milk? (Or chicken?) Do you drink it cold? How would it be in protein shakes? Is it high in calories? Inquiring minds want to know. :)

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    1. It tastes like a tangy, slightly sour milk. Yes, you drink it cold! The calories depend on the type of milk you use I believe. I think it's a bit of an acquired taste because it's slightly sour and that may throw you off at first...

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  8. I have heard a lot of good things about Kefir but I never really saw anything in my area. Now I might just make my own. Great post!

    Angelie // Avon Illuminating Face Pearls Review

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    1. Thanks, Bernadette!I was really surprised by how easy it is to make.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the info. I have tried store bought kefir and like it but I have never made it at home. Maybe I'll try it ...
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Thanks, Nora! It's surprisingly easy to make...

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  10. I've never had kefir, but you make it sound like it's easy to make, I just may have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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