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Home Made Milk Kefir

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Br. Bear, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Greetings,

    Milk Kefir

    Does anyone make milk kefir using the kefir grains?
    If so, you're invited to share your experiences and any recipes you use for both making kefir and using the kefir once it's made.

    Some people like it and some don't.

    Looking forward to your replies!

    See here for a thread on Water Kefir
    Home Made Water Kefir

    Bless you ....><>
  2. Sorry brother but until you just posted this. I'd never heard of Kefir!
    Searched to see what it was :)
    I came across this definition:
    "a sour-tasting drink make from cow's milk fermented with certain bacteria."
    all I could think of was adding a lot of sweet chocolate to it! :)

    I hope you find a lot of folks that respond to this post and can help with the recipes.

    God bless brother!
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  3. Greetings Brother ,

    Your research has not given much of a encouraging result!
    It is actually a bit more than that and really isn't very scary to the taste buds.

    My thoughts here were/are to open a fun, wholesome and healthy discussion for those who might have been happy enough to have made it. At the same time, like anything to do with food, there is the some who don't like it.

    Being a DIY preparation, making kefir using grains has variables and it can be different for different folks depending on ingredients and the environment in which they 'grow' their yummy nutritious food drink.
    (I am a little biased but know someone very close to me who is definitely NOT keen at although rather tolerant of my strange preoccupation!!)

    It is an interesting thing in that you need to obtain kefir grains from someone else who has some spare - they increase as you go, not all that quickly but increase they do.

    I'm also interested to hear from others as to any noticeable health benefits/improvements they have noticed.
    For me, getting a successful end-product is part of the benefit!

    Thanks for your helpful? response. Oh, and @Brad Huber ... you can smile! Hmmmm. I see you two aren't very cultured, pardon the pun.

    Bless you ....><>
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  5. Now I have!
    Seems @Br. Bear that it provides the ability to flavor it! Hummm might be something to look into when I'm of the mind to experiment :)

    (Hopefully, that someone close you is more partial to this type than the Milk version!)

    I'll have to ask some of the Amish when I go to one of their shops if they've heard of this. Might be able to find some with them instead of purchasing it online......that is when I decide to "experiment".

    Love you brother and many blessings to you and yours.
    Thanks for sharing!
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  6. I am not cultured, but I am pro- biotic! :)
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  7. Greetings,

    quite simply put ...NO!!!

    It's not only Amish hippies that enjoy kefir. From what I understand it is originally from around the middle east area? A way to use excess milk that also seems to be OK for you.

    I suppose if you start by growing a lovely full flowing beard ...

    Bless you ....><>
  8. @Br. Bear
    Dear brother,
    I mentioned the "kefir" to the wife who had never heard of it either. Yet as she was looking for new recipes she came across this one using kefir!!! She remember my conversation with her and passed on the recipe. I hope this might be one you can use. You might even talk the one who is a "NO" to trying it :)

    Always with blessings and the Love of Christ Jesus Brother!

    Probiotic Peanut Butter-Berry Smoothie


    1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
    1 cup low-fat plain, unsweetened kefir
    3 tablespoons peanut butter
    2 (1 gram) packets Stevia in the Raw(R)
    2 tablespoons ground flax seed
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    1. In a blender combine blueberries, kefir, peanut butter, stevia, flax, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth.
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  9. Not scary if you like the taste and smell of fermented yoghurt:rofl::creepy::what:

    I better stay away from this thread :joyful:

    Happy discussing gentlemen @Br. Bear @Christ4Ever @Brad Huber
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  10. Greetings again,

    that recipe forgot to mention the recommendation that one uses a good sized straw when drinking it ...
    to avoid unwanted extras coating one's moustache!

    Bless you ....><>
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  11. @Br. Bear

    Good idea the extra large straw. I'll have to make that a note to the recipe, but I can say not having one has it's benefits if you have a moustache.
    When the glass is empty you always have some extra to lick off!
    I speak from experience having done that a time or two myself :)

    Bless you as well brother.
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