Kefir, Have you tried this?

By re1ndeer Latest Reply 2011-08-24 07:47:18 -0500
Started 2011-08-15 19:23:43 -0500

This is , I guess the next great miracle , for all types of illness's.

I purchased a bottle of Kefir. But, I'm more intested in making my own as this is expensive.

I'm curious if you've tried Kefir (like a blended yogurt), and if you make your own.
If you do make your own, where do you purchase the starter seeds?

Any information would be great.

9 replies

cindyclark1509 2011-08-24 07:00:24 -0500 Report

I've been making my own kefir for about a month now. I got my seed from a friend who's been making it for years. It's really very easy. All you do is pour milk over the seed (I use 2% milk but you could use goat's milk or even raw milk) let it sit overnight and take the seed out of your milk (you can then drink the milk which is now kefir or put it in the frig until you need it)…then you pour new milk over your seed and start all over. I mix my kefir with a pack of stevia and a banana and blueberries…making it all together in a blender. It's yummy.

re1ndeer 2011-08-24 07:13:30 -0500 Report

Thank you for your response. How often can you re-use the seed? How much milk do you use to cover the seed? I know that sugar feeds the Kefir, is that why you add Stevia?
I'm totally in to this right now, and I'm trying to get all the facts straight before I attempt to make this.
Kefir is supposed to have more "good bacteria " for your system than yogurt, and I need all I can get (LOL).

cindyclark1509 2011-08-24 07:24:56 -0500 Report

The seed grows each day and when it gets too big, you just bit some of it off. I keep mine the size of a dime because I only pour about a cup of milk into mine each day. The kefir can be used for years if you keep it alive. I actually tried making my own kefir about 6 months ago and quit because it felt like too much work and I really didn't understand it. It's really not that difficult. If you need to put the keifer to sleep you can put the seed in the frig. When you want to start again you just take the keifer out and put fresh milk over it and start the process again.

re1ndeer 2011-08-24 07:47:18 -0500 Report

Thank you, I'm going to look for the Kefir seed on the internet, and hopefully find someone close to me so I can get it.

MrsCDogg 2011-08-24 04:42:16 -0500 Report

I have tried kefir and like it very much. I mixed mine with a bit of 2% milk and just drank it. Love the tart taste! It does remind me a bit of yogurt too.

jayabee52 2011-08-15 21:08:30 -0500 Report

Actually Re1deer, I had bought some Kefir milk product in the grocery store when I was with my Jem (in 2009 I think). I really didn't know what it was. I thought it was something like yogurt.

I was looking for something to help her with her digestion, but she didn't like the taste. I thought it was OK but since she didn't care for it, I didn't buy more.

Didn't know one can grow one's own.

As far as purchase of starter seeds, I read around in the link you provided below and $23. buys seed and a video on using the seeds.

I may well try it. If I do, I'll come back to this discussion and report on my experience.

re1ndeer 2011-08-15 21:50:06 -0500 Report

Thanks James. I will be looking forward toward your expierence with this.
I'm looking for someone who actually has made their own kefir. And if the seeds or grains (as they are called) can be bought locally, instead of the internet.

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