Kefir is similar to yogurt, but contains more probiotics. It’s seriously easy to make. We use it mostly for breakfast shakes and dessert. It’s also a perfect substitute for buttermilk, because I never have buttermilk around when we want pancakes.
We use a yogurt maker and a Kefir starter.
- Plug in the yogurt maker
- Add milk (I usually use non-fat organic milk)
- Add Kefir starter
- Set time for 24 hours
That’s it – no scalding the milk or fussing with a thermometer.
The yogurt maker we use has a strainer to take some of the water out and make a thicker version.
Some of the kefir can be used to start the next batch instead of the using the starter.