(Please don't be frightened. This is not a smoothie. It is Kefir grains.)
For breakfast today I had a kefir smoothie. Pretty tasty if you ask me. I wasn't so exited about it until I tasted it. I don't know how the kefir tastes plain, but I know a reliable source who does, and I am going to find out.
Benjamin: What does plain Kefir taste like?
Rebecca: It depends on how long it has been sitting. If you use a 24 hour recipe, it has a very pleasant lemony taste. If you leave it longer, it tastes wretched.
There you have it. An interview with a kefir maker extrordanaire.
Recipe For 24 hour Kefir
Fill a glass quart jar with milk. It can be Cold or Warm.
Throw in kefir grains that look like rubber granules.
Mix with wooden spoon. (Using a metal spoon messes up the kefir. You can use a plastic spoon if you wish.)
Cover with jar lid.
Cover with cloth for 24 hours so it stays dark and warm.
Stir with wooden spoon.
Pour through strainer.
The liquid is kefir.
The rubbery goo is kefir grains.
Store kefir grains in water in a small jar in the fridge.
1 cup kefir
5 frozen strawberries
2 ice cube
Mix in blender. Enjoy.
(Any other fruits can be substituted for the ones in this recipe. Follow your own blender instructions as far as when to put in ice etc.)
Where Do I Get Kefir Grains?