- 1 teaspoon of kefir grains
- 1 cup of milkwhole fat animal milk from a cow, goat, or sheep
- 1/4-1/3 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Milk kefir is a great way to get more probiotics into your daily diet. Kefir is a drink that tastes sour and is made by using cows milk. This milk is combined with a certain bacteria that can work with the digestive juices to help break down food easier increase your gut health. Kefir is a grain like substance that is full of probiotics and will become active when mixed with milk.
Milk kefir is full of important vitamins and nutrients that are very imporant to the body; they help to improve bone health, fight against cancer, and has antibacterial properties as well. This drink is good for those who are lactose intolerant. If you have certain allergies or suffer from asthma, choosing kefir drinks can make a difference.
Vanilla is a great way to flavor milk kefir. Bringing in a common staple in many kitchen cabinets will leave your kefir with so much flavor not to mention the sweet aroma of this unique bean. Vanilla goes with so many flavors to create a combination of flavor that your mouth will want over and over again. Vanilla is mild and doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste or seem uncooperative with other flavors. Vanilla is the perfect addition to milk kefir.
For this recipe, you can crush your own vanilla bean or use vanilla extract.
You may also be surprised to hear this but you can add a crushed egg shell that has been rinsed off if you want to add more calcium to your kefir water.
Mix everything together
Leave it to work it's magic
Examine your Kefir
Separate the Kefir Grains