4cwhole milkwe use raw milk from our family milk cow
2 - 4tablespoonkefir grains
Other items needed:
1 qt mason jar
Lid or cheesecloth to cover jar loosely
Spatula or plastic spoon
Put the kefir grains in a 1 qt mason jar.
Pour whole milk over the grains leaving about 1 inch space at the top of the jar.
Stir the milk and grains and cover loosely.
Leave in a warm place for 12 - 24 hrs. - depending on the taste you prefer. The kefir grains culture the milk and the longer it is left the tangier it will become. I leave mine on the kitchen counter for 24 hours. If it has separated and there is a bit of liquid on the bottom, I shake it before straining.
Pour the kefir through a strainer into another jar catching the grains in the strainer.
Refrigerate and enjoy.
Leaving the kefir for 24 hours makes a delicious drink with maximum probiotics. If you find that it is too tart at this point, decrease the time left on the grains.