How to Make Kefir

To make Kefir, you’ll need the following:

  • A 32-ounce glass jar
  • Three cups of fresh (preferably organic) milk
  • One tablespoon of Kefir grains
  • A non-metal strainer or colander
  1. Put the grains into the glass jar
  2. Add the fresh milk
  3. Cover the jar with its lid or a cloth and let it stand in room temperature for 12-24 hours
  4. Strain the Kefir into a jar and keep refrigerated
Check out our video about making kefir.

Deciding how long to let it ferment in room temperature is based on your preference.  For example, letting it stand for 12 hours results in a thinner and sweeter Kefir rather than letting it stand for 24 hours.  I personally like it to let it set for about 16 hours.
Substitutions: You can also make kefir using the same instructions above, except with coconut milk, soy milk or rice milk rather than regular milk.
You can drink your delicious, freshly made kefir, or you can try it in our various delicious recipes.