brand new video:
       
get all 177 hours of
presentations here.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Kefir to make yogurt?  RSS feed

 
Ted Scott
Posts: 8
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello, first post, long time Permies reader. For Sarah: I have been making and using raw milk kefir into smoothies, ice cream and cheese over the past year, wondered if I could take completed Kefir, and then use it (instead of straight raw milk) to make yogurt. I was thinking it would add another 3 to 6 live cultures that may not be in the kefir grains. Also do you use colostrum? I have been either making it into Kefir or drinking it in an AM smoothie. Thanks, love your emails and you tube videos.
Also, I am in New England, would love to make the trek to Buffalo, NY.
 
Sasha Baxter
Posts: 25
Location: WA
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Using raw milk kefir to make ice cream?! That sounds so incredibly good - not entirely sure why I never thought to try that. Definitely jotting that down on my to-do list w/ my brand new ice cream maker!

Anyone have suggestions on where to buy high quality kefir grains/cultures? I've never fermented food before, and I've been a bit hesitant of buying just any kind of kefir grains.
 
Ted Scott
Posts: 8
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Sasha Baxter wrote:Using raw milk kefir to make ice cream?! That sounds so incredibly good - not entirely sure why I never thought to try that. Definitely jotting that down on my to-do list w/ my brand new ice cream maker!

Anyone have suggestions on where to buy high quality kefir grains/cultures? I've never fermented food before, and I've been a bit hesitant of buying just any kind of kefir grains.



I am not a huge fan of it, but my wife loved my last batch of Kefir/Pumpkin ice cream, used 2 cups raw (Jersey cow ) cream, a cup of Kefir, and a can of regular pumpkin. Didn't use the pumpkin pie (can) mix, so I did use a combination of honbey and brown sugar to sweeten it a little. Also forgot, I added Pumpkin Pie spice.
Like you, we just got an ice cream maker, every trip to the dairy, I bring home a quart of cream.
As far as finding Kefir grains, I have a surplus at this moment, and ran an ad on Craigs List, got two responses within and hour, giving away those next week. If you are near Massachusetts, I can help, if not, keep an eye on CraigsList for kefir. You can also buy them on line, I got them from a vendor at Etsy.com.
 
Sasha Baxter
Posts: 25
Location: WA
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Good to know - thanks! And I'm in Washington, otherwise I'd totally take you up on that offer. I'll keep an eye out on Etsy.
 
Sarah Pope
Presenter
Posts: 49
Location: Tampa, Florida
2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The cultures in kefir are much more numerous and quite different from yogurt so no, you can't get yogurt from kefir. You will get kefir from kefir.

Colostrum is fine and yes a wonderful food to eat.
 
Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind? - Fred Rogers. Tiny ad:
FT Position Available: Affiliate Manager Who Loves Permaculture & Homesteading
https://permies.com/t/69742/FT-Position-Affiliate-Manager-Loves
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!