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Make Homemade Milk Kefir

Make Authentic Milk Kefir at Home

Milk kefir is a fermented milk product similar to yogurt and buttermilk. Kefir is a unique product. Milk kefir can de easily made at home, you just need milk kefir grains and milk to make kefir at home. Milk kefir grains can be obtained at our Kefirshop. In order to make kefir you do not have to heat the milk, such as in yogurt making. Kefir can be made with milk at room temperature.

Fresh reusable kefir grains are not real grains, but they are small, rubbery cauliflower-like cell structures consisting of bacteria and yeast. Milk kefir is fairly well known, the beverage is sold in most supermarkets and almost in all health food stores. Milk or dairy kefir is usually made with fresh cow milk, goat or sheep milk. But kefir can also be made with coconut milk.

milk kefir grainsMilk kefir can also be made with a starter powdered starter culture, also know as Freeze Dried Kefir Starter or Kefir ferment. Making your own kefir with a kefir ferment is very easy, just add the contents of the sachet to the right amount of milk and you'll have a delicious homemade kefir after 24 hours.

Fermented milk kefir has a tart taste, which is somewhat similar to the taste of Greek yogurt. How strong the taste is depends on how long the fermention period was; a longer fermentation usually leads to a stronger taste, shorter fermentation produces a milder kefir. Kefir can be further flavored, similar as yogurt. Most famous trendsetters are; fresh fruit, cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract or stevia extract. Also try some pureed fruit to add to your kefir (such as blueberries, blackberries).

Besides drinking Kefir, there are many other ways to use kefir in recipes. Kefir can also be used in soups, salads and stews, to replace sour cream or yogurt.

Kefir is a unique dairy product that is one of the best probiotic foods there is and it has an incredible amount of health benefits. For centuries, kefir has been used in the Russian and Asian folk medicine to cure a variety of ailments.

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