How to Make Natural Probiotic Milk Kefir at Home

How to Make Natural Probiotic Milk Kefir at Home

Kefir is one of the most probiotic rich foods and contains countless medicinal benefits for healing issues such as leaky gut.

On top of being a huge source of probiotics, Kefir embodies many additional benefits including:

  • Boosts your immune system
  • Great source of calcium
  • May help the fight against cancer
  • May improve lactose digestion

Milk kefir grains are a fermentation powerhouse that feed off milk to make a rich, creamy, probiotic beverage that you can drink on its own, in smoothies, or add to lots of other recipes. You can save a lot of money making kefir at home each day. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

  • Milk kefir grains
  • Organic cow or goat milk
  • A glass jar
  • Stirring utensil
  • A breathable cover for the jar (paper towel or paper coffee filter)
  • A rubber band to secure the cover
  • A mesh strainer for removing the kefir grains from the finished kefir

How to Make Natural Probiotic Milk Kefir at Home


  1. Pour the active kefir grains into a 1 quart jar. We recommend using 1 teaspoon of kefor grains for up to 4 cups of milk.
  2. Add in the milk. You’ll want to stay away from milk that is ultra pasteurized.
  3. Now go ahead and cover the jar (with breathable cover), place it in a warm spot and allow it to culture for 12-24 hours. After 12 hours keep an eye on it – you’re looking for a change in texture and consistency.
  4. Once your kefir has changed texture, it’s time to strain the grains. To strain the grains we recommend to use a fine mesh strainer made of either plastic or nylon.
  5. Now it’s time to start your next batch of kefir. Add your kefir grains to new fresh milk.

Kefir grains are hungry little critters. They need to be fed with food regularly. To keep them as healthy as possible, try not to over-culture.At this point your kefir milk is finished, go ahead and store it in the fridge.