How To Make Goat Kefir

Goat Milk Kefir

For over seven years, I have never bought goat kefir. I make it at home with the same culture I began with almost a decade ago. The recipe has saved me many dollars, as this food is quite pricey. But what’s so unique about goat kefir? It is the probiotics for me! This diet contains more than enough good bacteria essential for the gut.

So, if you have been spending an arm and a tooth on kefir, I have a solution for you. You can make it at home and introduce the superfood into your diet with only two ingredients. To make goat kefir, you will need goat milk and kefir grains. Pour the grains into a jar, add milk and stir. Leave the mixture to ferment for 24 hours. You can extend the time if the fermentation is not to your liking. For a perfect milk kefir, let me expound this further.

Equipment For Making Goat Kefir

  1. Glass jar for fermenting the milk. The size depends on your needs.
  2. Use a plastic coffee filter or clean cloth to cover the jar. Do not use metal filters for best results because the rust contaminates your kefir.
  3. Clean rubber band
  4. Plastic strainer for sieving the kefir grains 
  5. Plastic stirring rod
  6. Hot water for cleaning the glass jar and lid 

Ingredients For Making Goat Kefir

  • One cup of fresh goat milk
  • One tbsp of kefir grains 


  • Clean and sterilize your glass jar to kill any bacteria affecting your kefir’s fermentation process. 
  • Pour kefir grains into the clean and dry jar. The ratio should be one tablespoon of kefir grains in a cup of milk.
  • Add your goat milk into the jar with kefir.
  • Stir your mixture with the plastic stirring rod/spoon.
  • Cover the glass jar with the plastic coffee filter or cloth.
  • Secure the cloth with the rubber band. So, you should keep monitoring the thickness, consistency, and tanginess. The thicker the kefir, the better.  
  • Once you get your preferred consistency and taste, it is time to enjoy your kefir. 
  • Open the jar and use a plastic filter to remove the kefir grains. 
  • Do not throw away the grains; keep them in the refrigerator for future use.
  • Store your strained goat milk kefir in the refrigerator. Note that it will continue to ferment but at a much slower rate.

Pro Tips! 

  1. Remember to prepare goat milk kefir in small batches to ensure fresh supplies. 
  2. Do not take goat’s kefir if you are allergic to milk and its products.

Benefits Of Goat Kefir

I wish everyone would know about goats milk kefir. This food is dense in nutrition and full of probiotics. Here are the benefits of this wonder food;

  • It supplies the body with high proteins.
  • It is an excellent source of calcium, which reduces the chances of osteoporosis.
  • The milk is very digestible.
  • It has probiotics that boost the gut performance.  
  • Goat milk kefir is full of essential enzymes.
  • It is low in lactose.
  • The milk reduces inflammation. 
  • It reduces insulin spikes. 
  • Kefir has several minerals and vitamins, including vitamin D, A, vitamin b12, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, etc.

Parting shot

If you want to drink for better gut health, drink goat kefir. Though it is expensive, you can make the milk at home. All you need is milk and kefir. You have the recipe above. You can drink it plain or use it in several recipes, including oats, fruits, or smoothies. It is also a great alternative to cow milk.

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