Molasses Milk Kefir Treat

Admittedly, some people really don’t like the taste of milk kefir. Happily, I love it! Lately, I’ve been making it a little differently. In the brewing jar, I leave the kefir grains and milk together until the milk is Very Thick. Then I strain it out and keep the kefir in the refrigerator. It is as thick as yogurt after it gets cold. Here is how I have been enjoying my daily kefir lately…Blackstrap molasses is strong flavored, but I find this combination very nice. The sourness of the kefir nicely balances with the molasses. In addition, blackstrap molasses is amazingly good for you!

Pour a kefir into a small glass or bowl.
pour in just a small amount of organic blackstrap molasses.
Stir it up a little and eat it with a spoon.

Very Cherry Raw Kefir Smoothies

This smoothie tastes like summertime itself. Freeze any smoothie leftovers in popsicle moulds for a refreshing treat later on.

Place all ingredients in blender (you will get smoother results in a high-speed blender like a vita-mix). Blend on high for about a minute or until it’s smooth enough to your liking. Serve and enjoy!

Raw Milk Kefir

Here is a simple method for making your own raw milk kefir at home.

In a glass jar, gently mix milk with kefir grains.
Cover the jar with a cheesecloth and a rubber band.
Leave out at room temperature for 12-24 hours.
Strain out the kefir grains (store in a glass jar with 1/2 cup of raw milk to save for the next batch).
Store kefir in refrigerator.