Happy Herbalist's Live Milk Kefir Grains
Contains: 1 Large Tablespoon (3 teaspoon size) with 30 Page Kefir Guide
Enough to make 1-2 cups of Kefir per day. These Grains will grow and multiple. Use with any milk, right from the fridge, no heating or cooking required. Guaranteed Success. Includes phone and email support as well as our own 30+ page guide. Recipes for kefir cheese, kefir desserts, kefir beauty aids. How to save kefir, how to restore, and what can go wrong with your Kefir.
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Basic Kefir Recipe:
1) Place the grains in any glass of milk,
Use one tablespoon of Kefir Grains to 1-2 cups of milk.
Use milk right from the refrigerator. No boiling required.
2) Set on the counter and cover with a cloth, napkin, or coffee filter. Secure with a rubber band.
And the next day you have KEFIR !
Time & Temperature play a role. Typically its 12-24 hours at "room temperature"
The warmer the faster its finished. The more Kefir Grains to Milk ratio, the faster,
note: it's finished when its not too milky, nor to sour. That is a very individual choice. Realize the longer it ferments the more sour it becomes. "Over-fermented" starts to separate into "curds" and "whey". It has not gone "bad" its just fermenting. The curds and/or the whey are very healthy and has useful purposes. Harvest when its to your satisfaction.
3) Remove the Kefir Grains.
Strain the kefir to separate the Kefir from the Kefir Grains.
You can use any kitchen strainer depending upon the size of the holes. The kefir does not stay in contact long enough for any adverse reaction. Stirring helps speed the process. Kefir GRAINS are tough and rubbery, and bounce back under pressure. Curds will disappear under slight pressure or upon stirring.
Set the Grains aside in a bit of milk in the fridge until you're ready to start a new batch.
Kefir is the thicker-than-milk portion. Like a smoothie. Drink fresh or refrigerate (thickens a bit) or mix with cereals or blend for a smoothie.
If its still milky just when you started or smells bad (should have a pleasant smell) don't throw it out until you give us a call.
It is that Simple, Easy, and Healthy.
FYI: we include our Probiotic Culture book filled with recipes, do's and don't, how to store, stave and retrieve. Plus our Toll free support, text support and email support to guarantee your success.
We have published online our Kefir Recipe and Guide in our Library and Research Center.
Dry Kefir Grains. Like the popular Japanese and Australian Dry Kefir Grains (Tanekin kefir yogurt and KCN Kefir) also are milk kefir grains … kefir that uses milk lactose, as a food source … the difference is while the Dry Kefir Grains produce a good glass of Milk Kefir, they do so only once or twice. With each succeeding glass the culture diminishes in quantity and quality. One has to purchase new replacement packs to make the next batch of yogurt kefir. The packages are easy to use and last awhile in the fridge This does provide a safe easy and convenient method of making yogurt that does have healthy probiotic affect – however the probiotic microorganism does die off very soon.
What is the difference in the Kefir Grains:
Milk Kefir Grains. “Live Kefir Grains” Live Milk Kefir Grains will grow, multiple and reproduce and as long as you continue to keep them happy they will continue to keep you healthy. “Dry Kefir Grains” (or their powder form) make a great glass
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