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How to Make Milk Kefir

Love yogurt? Try kefir! It’s very similar to drinkable yogurt, and offers all the same probiotic health benefits. Turned off the by the grocery store price tag? Make your own using the tutorial linked below from The Kitchn. It’s so simple, it’s a wonder everyone isn’t doing it. 

It’s extremely simple. Add about a teaspoon of these kefir grains to a cup of milk, cover the glass, and let it sit out at room temperature for about 24 hours. During this time, the healthy bacterias and yeast in the kefir grains will ferment the milk, preventing it from spoiling while transforming it into kefir.

When done, the kefir will have thickened to the consistency of buttermilk and taste noticeably tangy, like yogurt. Strain out the grains so you can use them in another batch, and the kefir is ready to drink.

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Photo by Emma Christensen

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.