Homemade Milk Kefir

Everything you need to know about homemade milk kefir

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Want to make milk kefir at home? Here’s everything you need to know about how to make your own probiotic and delicious kefir. It is so much easier than yogurt, and can be used for all sorts of delicious fermented foods.



  • 12 tbsp of kefir grains
  • 1 liter of milk or cream


  1. Put the milk and kefir grains into a glass container.
  2. Leave in a warm location for a minimum of 8 hours and up to 48 hours depending on how strong you want the kefir to be. The longer you leave it the more sparkling and sour it will become.
  3. Remove the grains and reserve for future use.


  • My kefir culture usually floats after 8 hours of fermenting, so I simply scoop it out with a spoon. If you have the tiny kefir grains then you will need to pour your kefir through a strainer.
  • If you have too many grains or you leave your kefir out on the counter too long you will end up curdling your milk. This is perfectly good to eat!  Turn it into kefir cheese for a delicious and probiotic cheese spread.
  • See the sections below for more information on how to care for milk kefir grains.

Keywords: probiotic, healthy, easy, diy, gluten free, keto