Milk Kefir is a delicious and nutritious beverage that you can easily make at home. Although there are certain things that you should keep in mind before you start making it.
- Activation of milk kefir grains with pasteurized milk is a must. Then you can gradually make the transition into raw milk.
- Gather your supplies beforehand to avoid any hassles.
Supplies to Make Milk Kefir:
- A glass jar
- A stirring utensil that is not made up of metal
- A breathable jar cover like a paper towel, butter muslin, or a coffee filter
- A mesh strainer made up of plastic for the removal of kefir grains
- Milk Kefir grains (one or two teaspoons)
- Goat or cow milk
Procedure for Making Milk Kefir:
- Take about 4-5 cups of fresh milk and add some active kefir grains to it.
- Cover up the container with a breathable jar cover like a paper towel, butter muslin, or a coffee filter and secure it by a jar ring or a rubber band.
- Place the mixture at a room temperature.
- Culture till the milk thickens slightly and gives out a pleasing aroma. The time it takes for the milk to thicken depends upon the temperature. The process is usually quicker in warmer temperatures.
- When the culturing is fully done and the texture of the milk modifies, it is time to carry out the separation of the kefir grains.
- Now, take a new batch of fresh milk and place the grains in it.
- When it is finished, store the kefir inside the refrigerator.