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Making Coconut Kefir Milk

I dooo hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I kept m’self busy yesterday going pillion with hubs. Down to the coast he sped – I mean pottered 😉 – and the sun kept us warm and smiley all day!

Our first kefir grains to leave the house left in a jar of milk and were delivered to his sister on the way home. Thank you Barb for allowing me to take a photo while you were poorly. You’re the best! x Below is Chief Pillion Jacko, handing over the precious stock. Vroooom!

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Back at The Vatican, I’m keeping out of mischief by editing some videos I filmed during the summer.

Last week I posted the first in our kefir series: How To Make Coconut Kefir Milk From Scratch.

Today is the next step. Oooh! ‘Citing!!

Yup. It’s time to turn that coconut milk into kefir milk. Woo hooooo!

Here it is:

Making Coconut Kefir Milk

Making Coconut Kefir Milk

It's Easier Than You Think!

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Now, if you’re wondering how to find the grains? You can check online to search for local kefir communities who share their spares grains. Or search online.

Here’s some info on the difference between using kefir culture starter powders and kefir grains.

http://fermentedfoody.wpengine.com/?s=kefir+grains+v

A Bientôt!

 

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16 comments
Kitty says

Hi Sarah,
I have two questions, first can you use the same recipe if you want to make goat milk kefir? And also what is the process to flavor this with say chocolate or fruit? Or is it even possible?

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    Sarah Jackson says

    Hey Kitty, you can use kefir grains for goat’s milk, or the powders. Powders have a limited life, the grains last forever, if looked after well. Here’s a link to a tutorial I filmed on how to make dairy kefir using grains. I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY5ZCVndn00

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Beverley says

I made this last year and ended up with a whole jar of grains. God knows what I did !! Must try again !!

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    Sarah Jackson says

    A whole jar of grains?! That would be amazing! It would mean they are multiplying like crazy and very healthy. Not sure how you ended up with a whole jar though Beverley. They take time to cultivate. Ideally, you use a spoonful or two in a large jar and each ferment will see them multiply a little. I wonder if your milk actually separated and what you thought were grains was actually the milk curds?

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Penny says

I posted a comment but don’t see it. Loved the video, and you made it looks super easy to make kefir milk. I’m intrigued by this whole fermented good thing and can’t wait to hear more. Now what to do with kefir milk?

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    Sarah Jackson says

    Hey Penny! I’m putting a recipe book together at the moment and aim to make it available within the next 2 weeks. It will give you some starter ideas. There’s tons more and I’ll be doing more it in future. Need to finish the book with my osteopath this year then I think a fermenting book may be in order!

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      Penny says

      Looking forward to the book!

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Penny says

Loved watching the video on making coconut kefir milk! So easy. Now I just need to know what to do with it after I make it.
😉

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Robyn says

Informative and fun, as always!! You’re bubbly personality is contagious!! Love, love, love the videos!!

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Nicole says

Don’t know too much about kefir I’m afraid but sounds like a community building ingredient!

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    Sarah Jackson says

    It sure is Nicole! Grains keep multiplying and all they need is to be shared with more people who will use and benefit from them .. and go onto share their own grains with more people! 🙂

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Lottie says

Great video Sarah – always love your fun attitude towards your recipes, which are great too!

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Susie Ellis says

Just lovely….Would this work with the keffir grains I put in my freezer [not milk keffir] I wonder? I put them in there when they multiplied to much for me to keep up with & no-one to share with!

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    Sarah Jackson says

    You can use kefir grains for coconut milk. They need to be refreshed in dairy milk regularly though, because they need the lactose to survive. For me, that would be a faff and would also lend a taste to the coconut that I wouldn’t welcome. If you like it though, that’s great. We’re all different. You must do what suits your routine and your own tastebuds!

    If you’ve frozen them the right way and not for more than around 6 months, frozen grains should wake up. It could take a few ferments for them to work properly again and I would suggest doing that in dairy milk, to give them back their strength.

    Now all you need to do is start bleating onto everyone like I do about how great kefir is Susie. Trust me .. eventually you’ll wear them down and they’ll be interested to take some of your spare grains. 😉

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