Kefir (Using Live Kefir Grains)
Watch How to Make It
- 1 tablespoon Live Kefir Grains
- 3 cups milk – (*1) See note
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- Add fresh milk to the remaining kefir grains, then the whole process is simply repeated for the next batch. Your kefir grains will grow and multiply each week, so increase the milk or remove some of the grains. You can give your extra grains to friends or pets, or you can even blend them up in the blender with a smoothie and drink them. They are good for you!
- The kefir that went through the strainer (that came in the jar) can be placed in a glass jar to be consumed immediately. It can also be stored in the fridge. This will last many months in your refrigerator and is preserved by the presence of good bacteria, which keeps the milk safe. However, it will get more sour over time as it will slowly keep fermenting in your fridge. Every 24 hours when your kefir is done, you can add to the batch of the previously made kefir in your fridge or drink it.
Taking a Break from Kefir
- If you have to go on vacation, here is an article to help you. What to Do With Your Cultures While You’re on Vacation.
- If your kefir separates into whey and curds, don’t worry. It’s just a little over fermented and is still good to drink. You’ll need to add more milk or shorten the fermenting time or remove some of the grains. Check out this article for more help. Thick and Thin of Kefir