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Old 04-30-2009, 09:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone have one? Mostly just wondering if I just add the grains or if I need to add sugar? Thanks

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Bump, 'cause my kefir grains are lonely!

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It's amazing to me that you posted this yesterday because I was going to post it then, but got busy and forgot! I'm waiting patiently for someone to impart wisdom.

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You actually want to use dairy kefir grains with coconut milk. They work beautifully. Here's a post on my blog on making coconut kefir: http://culturesforhealth.com/blog/?p=182.

Although I've never technically tried it myself, the nature of coconut milk would lead me to believe you will likely damage your water kefir grains by placing them in coconut milk. Dairy kefir grains are more versatile than water kefir grains. For example, you can convert them to be able to culture juice but water kefir grains won't work in milk. For water kefir grains, stick to sugar water and juice.

ETA: Edited to add that Dom's kefir site does say that over time you can convert water kefir grains to milk but I've never known anyone who's managed to make it work. If you are going to experiment, be sure to only use part of your water kefir grains so you don't accidentally kill all your grains.

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I tried the link in the last post and it doesn't seem to be live anymore. I'm unsuccessful at finding it by doing a search. Can someone point me to how to make coconut milk kefir with milk grains please?

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I am the original poster and I did make a few batches of coconut milk kefir with milk kefir grains. I didn't add anything and it kefired fine. I did it just like milk kefir and it was tangy and yummy, I think it may have taken slightly less time to kefir if I remember correctly. I accidentally blended my kefir grains up in a smoothie and didn't go through the trouble of finding more so I only did those few batches.

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Are you guys talking about canned coconut milk?
because sometimes people refer to the fresh coconut water as milk, so just wondering.
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Are you guys talking about canned coconut milk?
because sometimes people refer to the fresh coconut water as milk, so just wondering.
Yes, canned.

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