Whether you're a regular kefir drinker, or just starting to learn about water kefir and milk kefir, these kefir recipes will help you enjoy even more of these delicious probiotic drinks!
Are you a kefir fan?
Did someone tell you to try kefir, but you have no idea what it is?
This kefir recipe roundup will help walk you through the different types of kefir, show you where to learn how to make kefir, and (of course) give you kefir recipes!
Water kefir is a fizzy, carbonated, vegan probiotic drink.
If you love soda, and are trying to kick the habit-- water kefir is an excellent soda replacement.
Want to try BUYING water kefir?
Look for it near the kombucha.
It will either be labeled water kefir or "sparkling probiotic drink," and where I live, the easiest brand of water kefir to find is Kevita.
Learn How to Make Water Kefir
Once you're hooked, you might decide to make your own water kefir!
The good news-- it's EASY.
And if you're a regular water kefir drinker, making your own will save money!
Water Kefir Recipes
On its own, water kefir doesn't have much flavor. Normally, you'll mix it with juice or another flavor mix-in.
Check out the water kefir recipe ideas in the How to Make Water Kefir tutorial, and then try these water kefir recipe ideas:
- Swap unflavored water kefir for club soda in a cocktail. Try it in this mint julep!
- Add it to lemonade just before serving for a sparkling lemonade. Try it with this lavender lemonade!
- Add it to a shrub drink (a drink made with flavored vinegar). Try it with this strawberry balsamic shrub from The Little Epicurean.
Milk kefir is a creamy probiotic drink. Think of it as drinkable yogurt.
Just like water kefir, you can buy milk kefir at the store already made. Look for it near the milk and yogurt.
Keep in mind that flavored, store-bought milk kefir is usually packed with added sugars. Look for unflavored milk kefir if you want less sugar.
And-- just like with water kefir-- you can make milk kefir at home.
Except-- it's EVEN EASIER to make milk kefir than it is to make water kefir.
As in-- ridiculously easy.
And you can make it with dairy milk or coconut milk. Learn how in this How to Make Milk Kefir tutorial.
Milk Kefir Recipes
Once you've tried making milk kefir, you might want to try using it in other recipes too!
One of my favorite ways to use milk kefir is to add it to smoothies. It adds a little tang to the smoothie, without making it thicker and hard to drink.
Check out these milk kefir smoothie ideas:
And finally-- my favorite-- the kefir recipe that keeps me from devouring pints of ice cream each summer!
The kefir recipe that helped me (mostly) break my ice cream sandwich obsession!
Have you guessed what it is yet?
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