Coconut Kefir

I love having a tangy kefir to pour over granola or muesli (mixture of nuts, seeds and dried fruit) and it is so easy to make and much more economical than purchasing store-bought, but the best part is you control the ingredients, so there is no added preservatives, sugars and gums.

  • 2 cans of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 packet of kefir starter or 1 tsp of probiotic powder

Empty cans into a small saucepan and warm gently over low heat, just until warm. The solid coconut cream should melt and mix with the milk. If you stick your finger in the pan it should feel neutral, neither cold or warm, but body temperature. At this point take the pan off the heat and whisk in the starter or probiotic powder, mixing it well. Pour mixture into a quart jar and cap. Wrap jar in a towel and let sit on your counter or in a cabinet for 24-36 hours without disturbing. The longer you allow it to sit, the tangier it will be. It will thicken as it cultures. When it has cultured to your liking, place in the fridge. It will keep for a couple of weeks.  Add sweetener as you serve it if you like. Try drops of flavored stevia, or a little honey or maple syrup. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Try adding it to smoothies, poured over fresh fruit or add savory herbs, like garlic, thyme, basil, oregano, or mint and use as a dip or sauce.





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