Healthy Eating

Kefir Yoghurt

Kefir is a fermented milk drink, created by inoculating milk with special kefir grains. With its origins in the Caucasus Mountains, kefir is popular across Eastern and Northern Europe, and is now drawing attention from other parts of the world due to its health benefits and sweet taste.


  • 4 tablespoons of kefir grains
  • 1 litre Whole organic cow’s milk
  • Juice of 1 lemon (Optional)
  • 2tbsp Sweetener (optional)


Add 4 tablespoons of kefir grains to a 1.5 or 2 litre Kilner® Jar with 1 litre of whole organic cow’s milk. Close the lid of the jar and shake.

Put the jar in the fridge and close the lid leaving to ferment for 4 days.

Take out of the fridge leaving the lid closed for a further 2 days.

Once liquid has separated from the kefir grains and yoghurt mixture, drain the liquid.

Once all of the liquid has been drained, using a sieve and bowl to separate the yoghurt from the kefir grains.

Once separate from the yoghurt rinse the kefir grains and store for the next batch. These can be used up to 7 times if stored correctly.

Add in the juice of 1 lemon.

The yoghurt mixture will then taste quite tart, if desired add in 2 table spoons of sugar, sweetener or even honey.

Once made, it will keep in the fridge for 7 days.

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