Video on How to Make Kefir at Home and Save Money

Making kefir at home is easy! Watch the video below to learn how to make kefir from a cow's milk version from starter culture packets. Then, read the information on this other page to see how you can be saving money by making kefir yourself instead of buying bottles at the store!

If you want to know what this "k" word is (pronounced "keefir"), read the expIanation on this page.

The Ingredients Used in the Video to Make Homemade Kefir

In the video about how to make kefir I used:

  • Clean hands and a clean workplace. You don't want to introduce any competing bacteria or molds!
  • One quart of organic 2% milk, warmed to 92 degrees F on low heat, stirring often, in a pot on the stove and poured into a clean, glass quart measuring cup.
  • One packet of kefir starter culture (you can purchase some from .
  • A clean glass quart jar, washed in hot, soapy water, rinsed well and drained. (I used a canning Mason jar that you can order here, or you can re-purpose a quart jar from pickles, artichokes, etc).
  • The lid and ring that come with the Mason jar, washed well, rinsed and drained and very loosely put on the jar once the culturing milk is poured in the jar. Or you can use a dry coffee filter or a clean bandana and secure it with a rubber band.
  • A clean non-metal spoon (I used non-metal so as not to introduce any metal ions into the culture).
  • A clean towel to keep the culture warm and keep out dust and bugs

After the 18-24 hours that it takes the kefir to culture, you must refrigerate it! And be sure to use a small amount of it (about 1/4 cup) to reinoculate another quart of milk within a few days and definitely within a week to extend your savings. More information about doing that is and the cost-savings involved are on this page.

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