Making water kefir at home doesn't have to be difficult - in fact, water kefir is one of the easiest beverages to make if you are just getting started culturing. You can learn to make homemade water kefir from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.
Whether you want to add a probiotic kick to your drink or are looking for some flavor inspiration, we have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you make water kefir at home. Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!
Quick Links and Definitions to Help You Get Started
Water Kefir is a probiotic beverage made with water kefir grains or a powdered kefir starter culture. Water kefir grains can be used to culture sugar water, juice, or coconut water. A powdered kefir starter culture may also be used to culture coconut water or fruit juice.
Water kefir grains consist of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. The term kefir grains describes the look of the culture only. Water kefir grains contain no actual "grains" such as wheat, rye, etc
Water Kefir for Beginners:
Are you new to making water kefir? Learn everything from the origin of water kefir to how to make your own water kefir. You’ll be a water kefir expert in no time!
Advanced Water Kefir:
This section contains articles for those who are more experienced in making water kefir. Read everything from converting milk kefir grains into water kefir grains to bottling your own water kefir, and more!
Troubleshooting Water Kefir:
Stumped over something and need a little guidance? These articles will help you work through whatever water kefir issue you may experience.
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