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,

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