Homemade Blueberry Kefir Recipe

For the unfamiliar, kefir is a thick, fermented milk drink. The taste and consistency is similar to plain Greek yogurt. However, even more so than yogurt, kefir is packed with all kinds of gut-loving probiotics and nutrients, making it one of the top superfoods for your gut.


In today's recipe we will not only show you how to make your own homemade kefir, but also how to add even more nutrients and flavor to it so that you can enjoy this gut loving drink daily.


  • 4 Cups Homemade Kefir (See Below)
  • 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/4 Cup Sweetener of Choice


Homemade Kefir

Kefir starter kit

To start off this kefir-venture, you’ll need to get your hands on some kefir grains. Kefir “grains” are the engine of this whole process, containing all the yeasts and bacteria needed to ferment the milk into creamy kefir.

Where do you get kefir grains?

      We recommend purchasing the Milk or Water Kefir Starter Kit online on Amazon.

      Whole milk or coconut milk?

      The only other ingredient besides kefir grains in this recipe is the milk! Whole milk or coconut milk tend to work the best when making kefir. However, some recipes also use almond milk, goat milk or soy milk. The options are endless!



          • Step 1 - Assemble: Add 1 Tbsp (ish) of the kefir grains and 4 cups of whole milk to a large glass jug. Cover the jug with either a few layers of paper towels or a few paper coffee filters. Secure with a rubber band to prevent any bugs or dust from getting in.
          • Step 2 - Ferment: Set in a warm, dark spot (65 to 85°F / 18 to 29°C) for about 24 hours. You’ll know your kefir is done when it has slightly thickened and smells fermented. If you kefir has separated into yellowish watery-looking whey, that’s fine! It’s just a sign that you can either reduce the length of fermentation next time or use more milk next time.
          • Step 3 - Strain: Place a wide non-metal bowl under a fine-mesh non-metal colander (a plastic colander is great here). Pour finished kefir into the colander, stirring with a plastic or wooden spoon to gently force kefir through. The grains will be left.
          • Step 4 - Blend: In a blender, add 4 cups of homemade Kefir, 1 cup of fresh or frozen Blueberries and 1/4 cup of your preferred sweetener. Blend until smooth. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.



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