Kefir

Milk Kefir

How to Make Milk Kefir

Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a probiotic drink within 24 to 48 hours. This dairy kefir culture is reusable, and with care will allow you to make kefir over and over again.

  • Traditional heirloom-style kefir culture (aka “grains” due to appearance); not a powdered starter culture
  • Reusable culture; makes a new batch of kefir every 18-48 hours
  • With proper care, the culture can be used indefinitely to create delicious probiotic-rich kefir
  • Cultures on the counter at 67-80°F, no heating appliance required
  • Can be used with cow milk, goat milk, soy milk, or coconut milk (see instructions)

Milk kefir grains are a starter culture that can be used with soy or coconut milk if care is taken to occasionally revitalize them in dairy milk. (Complete instructions will be included with each order.) Coconut kefir in particular is quite thick, rich, and delicious. Click here for information on making coconut kefir.

There are numerous uses for kefir including making a type of cream cheese, adding to smoothies, and drinking alone. Kefir can also be flavored after it has cultured and the kefir grains have been removed. Click here for more information on the numerous strains of bacteria and yeast generally known to comprise milk kefir grains.

Ingredients: Organic whole milk, live active cultures. Packaged with a small amount of organic powdered milk to extend shelf life. Click here to see what bacteria and yeasts are in the Milk Kefir Grains.

Milk Kefir Grains are produced in a facility that also processes soy, wheat, nut, and fish products.
Shipping Information: Our Milk Kefir Grains are shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet. Upon receipt, the dairy grains can be rehydrated in fresh milk (this process usually takes 5-7 days) and then used to make kefir by adding the grains to fresh milk, stirring, covering, and leaving at room temperature until the desired consistency is reached (no more than 48 hours).  

Complete instructions are included with each order.  Click here to view our kefir instructions.

Water Kefir

How to Make Water Kefir

Originating in Mexico, water kefir grains (also known as Sugar Kefir Grains) allow for the fermentation of sugar water or juice to create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage. Incredibly easy to brew, the starter culture can create a new batch of kefir every 24-48 hours. This makes a fantastic non-dairy alternative to milk kefir and can be flavored after brewing to make a variety of delicious sodas. If you are looking to replace soda pop, your family will love it!

  • Traditional heirloom-style kefir culture (aka “grains” due to appearance); not a powdered starter culture
  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan
  • Reusable culture; makes a new batch of kefir every 24-48 hours
  • With proper care, the culture can be used indefinitely to create delicious probiotic rich kefir
  • Cultures on the counter at 67-80°F, no heating appliance required
  • Can be used with sugar water, fruit juice and coconut water



Description: Kefir consists of lactic acid bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. The benefits are similar to those of milk kefir (aka dairy kefir) but the average person will be able to consume larger amounts of it due to its water base.  Click here for information on the numerous strains of yeast and bacteria generally known to comprise water kefir grains.

Please note, kefir grains may or may not multiply due to a number of factors but they can be used repeatedly to create wonderful carbonated beverages.

Ingredients: Organic Rapadura (sugar), Water.

Water Kefir Grains are produced in a facility that also processes dairy, soy, wheat, nut, and fish products. Water Kefir Grains are a vegan starter culture (no animal-by products).
Shipping Information: Water kefir grains are shipped as a starter culture in a dehydrated state in a barrier sealed packet and will need to be rehydrated prior to use. Please keep in a cool dry place until you are ready to make your first batch of kefir.

Each Packet of Water Kefir Starter Grains: 2 teaspoons live active kefir grains in a dehydrated state (will rehydrate to 3-4 tablespoons of grains; sufficient to yield 2-3 quarts of kefir every 24-48 hours).

Detailed culturing instructions will be included with your order and can be found here.

Comments

6 Responses so far.

  1. Jean Harvey says:

    Will this make regular kefir also or just veggies?

  2. Charlie says:

    When will the water and milk Kefir grains be back in stock?

  3. Julianne Spendlove says:

    I got some water kefir last week, and I’ve started culturing it, and I was wondering if it is possible, and how to put it on hold the same way I do my natural leavening. It’s making too much for me to drink right now. Maybe after I get used to drinking it, Gene and I will be able to keep up with it, but so far it seems like too much.

    • Amy McClean, R.D. says:

      You may store the grains covered in water in the refrigerator if you are not using them. Try making a fruit & greens smoothie with the water kefir, often.

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