Coconut Milk Kefir


2-Coconut milk kefir

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A bowl of kefir, topped with fruits or nuts, can be a great way to quench your appetite between meals. It’s like having dessert during snack time! Though a classic kefir is fermented cow milk but you can turn it fitness-friendly by tweaking few ingredients. It has the tang of plain yoghurt, though more fluid like milk. However, replacing milk with coconut milk adds to the creaminess of the drink and makes it a tad sweeter than its authentic version.

If you find the flavors of coconut milk kefir too tart for your taste, its health benefits will surely grab your attention and make you reach out for a glass in no time. To begin with, it is known to be amazing for the immune system, thus safeguarding you against cancer, curbing cholesterol and helping in digestion.  Coconut milk is known to contain lauric and capric acid which boost your immunity further owing to its antifungal, anti-viral and antibacterial attributes. No wonder Drilldoggy recommends it to keep diseases at bay and appease your hunger till your next meal.

There are several ways of making coconut milk kefir more enjoyable to your palate. Use it in your favorite smoothie or pour it over berries for a fruity twist; no matter how you enjoy coconut milk kefir, it will surely help you stay healthy.


Serves: 4

  • 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk, undiluted
  • 2 tbsp milk kefir grains


  • Sprinkle the milk kefir grains into a 1 quart glass jar and empty the cans of coconut milk over them.
  • Stir them together with a non-metal spoon and wrap the surface of the jar loosely with a kitchen towel.
  • Let the mixture stand in a warm place for 12-36 hours.
  • After 12 hours, keep checking it at intervals and drain out the kefir grains once the kefir begins to get thicker.
  • Close the jar with a lid and let it chill in the fridge.
  • Drink straight and jazz it up with healthy add-ons to spike up flavors.