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Extra Thick Kefir

Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 20 min Rest Time: 6 hour Total Time: 6 hrs 20 mins
Servings 1
Calories 160

Do you want your kefir to be more like thick yoghurt or whipped cream?

Here is the quickest and easiest way to make your drinking kefir in to a lovely thick creamy consistency, ideal for spooning over desserts or mixing with honey and fruit powder for a delicious boost of powerful probiotics. Or make kefir cheese to spread on toast or crackers.

  • 250 milliliters
  1. Equipment

    You will need:

    • a plastic strainer
    • a square of muslin or a coffee filter
    • a plastic spoon or spatula
    • a container
  2. Method

    Place the strainer over the container and line it with the muslin or coffee filter.

    Pour in the kefir and allow to drain for a few hours in the fridge.  Depending on the consistenv=cy you want this can take anything from a couple of hours to a day. The longer you leave it the thicker the kefir will become. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%
Protein 10g20%

Vitamin A 90 IU
Calcium 390 mg
Vitamin D 5 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Don’t throw the clear liquid away! That is the whey (sometimes called "liquid gold" and it too is full of good stuff. You can freeze it in an ice cube tray and save it for adding to other dishes. Or add it to your plants soil - its a great fertilizer. I will be adding more recipes using kefir whey.

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