Are you lactose intolerant? Dairy kefir is indeed not for you. But what if you are a kefir fan and sad to part ways with it? Keeping your health and love for kefir in concern, here is a non-dairy Coconut milk kefir recipe just for you.
Option 1- Use milk kefir grains
It comes with minimal dairy. Here is a step-by-step guide to this recipe:
- It is recommended to use a whole coconut. Break the coconut into two halves and extract the coconut milk either with a mixer or blender. You can use a little water while carrying ahead with the extraction.
- Transfer this coconut milk to the fermenting jar, and add milk kefir grains to it. Stir with a plastic spoon and cover the mouth of the jar with a clean cloth. Tighten using a rubber band.
- Let it ferment for a day. You may find coconut milk and water to separate.
- Sieve the kefir grains properly with a double mesh nylon strainer and use a container to collect the coconut milk.
- Transfer the kefir grains into cow milk as this will make the grains healthy and also feed them with lactose for the next 24 hours. Use a strainer to collect the kefir grains. You can also discard the kefir milk now.
- You can use the kefir grains again for another batch of coconut milk and repeat the process as needed.
If you receive the milk kefir grains from us, it is a must to put these grains first in cow’s milk and then go ahead making coconut milk kefir from the next batch onwards.
Option 2- Use fermented water kefir
One of the best and simplest ways to prepare coconut milk kefir is fully dairy free.
- Take 200 ml water, add about 3 tablespoons of organic jaggery powder to it and mix well. Transfer this to a glass jar.
- Add the water kefir grains to the jar, and use a cloth to cover the jar’s mouth with a rubber band.
- Ferment for about 24 hours to 36 hours. Separate the kefir grains once you find the water kefir fermentation is done.
- Use a strainer to separate the kefir grains from fermented water.
- Your water kefir is ready. Store in the fridge and enjoy using.
Make Coconut milk kefir with water kefir.
- Use a good whole coconut, and extract the milk from it.
- Add about 50ml of ready water kefir to 250ml of coconut milk. Mix well in a glass jar.
- Cover the mouth of the jar with a piece of clean cloth and fasten using a rubber band.
- Ferment for about 24 hours until you find the coconut milk and water separated.
- Your coconut milk kefir is all ready to use.