|Kefir Starter Grains|
*Kefir can be made from animal (cow, goat, buffalo) milk, as well as coconut water and other vegan 'milk' (soy, rice, almond, etc.).
My mom found this kefir starter on the internet, but you can also get starter grains from any neighborly kefir maker. Liz started my mom out with some kefir starter grains in a clean glass jar. The grains look a little bit like the cauliflower or the curds in cottage cheese.
My mom took the jar home and added 2.5 cups of milk. Then covered the jar with cotton cloth, secured with the canning jar ring. (This works faster if the milk is warm, around body temperature.)
|Wait 25 hours.|
The kefir that is ready to eat should be kept in a closed container in the refrigerator. It will continue to ferment in the fridge, just much slower.
My mom adds muesli to her kefir and lets it sit overnight before eating for it breakfast the next day. It's also an excellent addition to smoothies.