Second Fermentation Strawberry Milk Kefir yogurt (Raw)

Milk Kefir Second Fermentation.

My favorite way to make strawberry milk kefir.

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Second fermenting milk kefir after you have removed the grains can be a great way to add flavor, to reduce any remaining lactose but also increase the nutrients, bioavailable vitamins, probiotics & benefits by giving the bacteria that is present more to eat.

Second fermenting can give milk kefir sweetness & remove tart, sour or bitter taste.

A reminder milk kefir tends to be thick but not as thick as yogurt, more like a drinkable yogurt. Second fermenting can add a bit of thickness sometimes, so can draining just some of the whey make it thicker.


Strawberry vanilla second ferment milk kefir yogurt

Never do a second ferment with the kefir grains, make sure you remove them so you do not harm them.


You can use fresh or frozen strawberries.

Use cold or room temp milk kefir, but if cold add extra time sitting out at room temp.

  1. To 1 quart of finished milk kefir (do not over fill jar).
  2. Optional: I add 1 tsp real vanilla.
  3. Do not add the fruit yet.
  4. Cover jar with plastic wrap & either secure with a rubber band or screw lid over wrap.
  5. Allow to sit at room temp 1, 3, 4 or so hours depending on temp & your taste (feel free to taste along the way).


    Strawberry milk kefir yogurt with strawberries blended in

  6. You can stir several times if desired (or shake jar).
  7. Watch for separation, you want to try to avoid separation of the milk & whey.
  8. Now add a couple cut in half strawberries.
  9. Stir
  10. Sit in refrigerator covered.
  11. After several hours remove fruit (watch & taste to figure out how long but I usually wait to to 3 hours).
  12. Remove fruit & give ita squeeze to add the juices to the milk kefir. (you can leave fruit if you prefer or even blend it in with a Ninja or something).
  13. Stir
  14. Enjoy’

Tip: to thicken more if desired add some milk kefir cheese. Simple to make Raw Milk Kefir Cheese (soft cheese)

Serve with sliced or pureed strawberries, or add to a fruit smoothie.


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Strawberry Milk Kefir

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