Utensils you will need – most of which can be found in a Milk Kefir Starter Kit;

• A glass jar

• A non-metal stirring utensil

• A breathable cover for the jar such as paper towel

• A band to secure the cover to the jar like a rubber band

• A fine mesh plastic sieve for straining the kefir grains from the finished kefir

Ingredients for Making Milk Kefir:

• 1-2 teaspoons active milk kefir grains

• Cow or goat milk


1 Transfer the active kefir grains into a glass jar and add 2- 4 cups of fresh milk.

2 Cover with a paper towel secured by a rubber band.

3 Place in a warm spot, 68°-85°F, to culture.

4 Culture until milk is slightly thickened and aroma is pleasant. This generally takes 24 hours, but can take less time in warmer temperatures, so keep an eye on your grains.

5 After the milk changes texture and culturing is complete,separate the kefir gains from the finished kefir by straining with a plastic sieve.

6 Wash the grains with fresh water

7 Place the kefir grains in a clean glass jar with a new batch of milk.

8 Store the finished kefir in the refrigerator or use immediately.

Resting Your Milk Kefir Grains

If you ever reach a point where you need to take a break from making milk kefir, simply put the glass jar with the grains and milk into the refrigerator, cover and leave until you are ready to use them again.