Kefir starts off as either goat, sheep or cow’s milk to which some kefir grains are added. You can buy the grains online or get some from another kefir drinker and these grains resemble miniature cauliflower florets. If you are dairy free then you can make it with coconut milk or coconut water.
Kefir was traditionally made in the mountains of Russia and it was kept hanging outside the door in an animal skin and people would
knock it to mix it as they passed by and over 24 hours it fermented and became thicker. Visitors were offered this drink when they arrived, it was the tipple of choice! I make mine from unpasteurised milk and after the milk has turned to a yoghurt consistency, the liquid is drained and the florets put in a clean jar, animal skins not being readily available! Milk is then added and the process begins again. It takes 5 minutes to make and tastes delicious so if anyone would like to know more just email me.