How to make authentic milk kefir?
How to make Milk Kefir
To make authentic milk kefir, you must prepare the supplies and follow the steps carefully. Here are the step-by-step instructions on making milk kefir:
- Get the supplies ready: First, you need milk, but you should ensure that the milk is not lactose-free or ultra-pasteurized. Raw milk or low-fat milk is preferred. Next, you would need a strainer made of stainless steel or nylon. The other supplies you would require are a bowl, a jar, a breathable lid, a plastic spoon, and vanilla or fruit extract.
- Prepare the kefir grains: To prepare them, strain off the milk in which they are dispersed. Then, rinse the kefir grains in a bowl with spring water or milk. Strain it off and rinse again till you are satisfied.
- Feed the kefir grains: After the kefir grains are prepared, you must feed the kefir grains adequately. Place the kefir grains in a sterile jar and fill the pot with milk. You must ensure that the jar is large enough to have adequate space between the lid and the milk. The ideal ratio is for every teaspoon of kefir grains, and you need 1 cup of milk.
- Cover and ferment: The jar should then be covered with a breathable lid. You can use a coffee filter or a paper towel. However, please do not use a cloth with large holes as it will result in contamination. It would help if you kept the jar in a cool place. Sunlight is not required. Allow the kefir grains to ferment for about 24 hours.
- Determine if the kefir is ready: It is tricky to determine when it is ready. Tilt the jar slightly to see whether it is gel-like or runny. If you find it gel-like, be sure your kefir is ready. It has been found that fermentation is faster in summer than in winter.
- Strain the finished kefir: Place the strainer over a plastic bowl or bowl made of stainless steel. Pour the contents of the entire jar into your strainer. Allow it to strain slowly. You can use a sterile spoon to stir the kefir so that it strains through the bowl perfectly, leaving behind the grains in the strainer.
- Add flavors: You can mix fruit extract with the strained kefir to enhance its taste.
You need to follow these seven steps to make milk kefir. You can store the kefir grains in the jar, feed them fresh milk, and repeat the process.
Homemade Milk Kefir: Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take a vacation from kefir-making?
Pour your kefir grains into fresh milk, cover with kitchen towels or coffee filters, and place in the fridge. This significantly slows the fermentation process, so you will only need to replace the milk every 1 to 2 weeks (or when you see the milk separating into layers).
Why is there a yellow liquid layer on the bottom of my kefir?
This is perfectly normal! When the milk separates into layers, the kefir has “finished” what it can. You can avoid it by either shortening the fermentation time (for example, 18 hours instead of 24 hours) or giving it additional milk. It depends on your kefir grains, home temperature, and milk, so don’t be concerned if it takes a few batches to figure out how to make the greatest kefir.
Why must I use non-metal for making kefir?
Metals can harm kefir’s microbial paradise. Avoid kefir contact with metal whenever possible (and don’t brew kefir in a metal vessel).
What are the health advantages of drinking kefir?
Kefir, like other fermentations, contains probiotics, which aid digestion and intestinal health. Because the fermentation breaks down a lot of the lactose in the milk, kefir may be easier to stomach than other dairy products for people with lactose intolerance.
Is water kefir the same as milk kefir?
Milk and water kefir are two distinct fermentations that use unconventional materials and kefir grains. Water kefir cannot be made with milk kefir grains.
What are Kefir Grains?
To begin this kefir adventure, you’ll need to obtain some kefir grains. Kefir “grains” are the process’s motor, holding all the yeasts and bacteria required to ferment milk into creamy kefir. (Those who are gluten-free should not be concerned; these are not actual grains but flexible cellular structures.) They’re like kombucha’s SCOBY; however, instead of appearing like alien pancakes, they look like cauliflower! However, unlike kombucha, you cannot cultivate your kefir grains and must obtain them elsewhere.
Where can you find kefir grains?
If you don’t have a friend who makes kefir, ordering your kefir grains online is the most convenient option. My kefir grains were just bought at KefirShop.eu. You will not need to rebuy kefir grains once you have them. They will continue to grow and ferment numerous batches of kefir.
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