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Easy Beginner Kefir

How to make a batch of whole milk dairy kefir using plain full fat store brands as the starter.

Course Drinks
Keyword easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Fermentation Time 1 day 12 hours
Servings 1 quart
Calories 181 kcal
Author Sarah Pope



  1. Mix whole milk and commercial kefir in a one-quart mason jar.

  2. Affix the lid and leave on the counter for 36 hours.

  3. Refrigerate. Kefir will remain fresh to consume for several weeks.

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Recipe Notes

Goat or cow milk may be used for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Beginner Kefir
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 517mg15%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Protein 12g24%
Calcium 390mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.