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Homemade Coconut Milk Kefir

This is a recipe for how to make coconut milk kefir at home. This is a healthy, probiotic-rich fermented coconut milk beverage.
Course: Beverage, Ferment
Keyword: GAPS, Kefir
Servings: 2
Author: nourishingtime.com


  • 16 oz coconut milk (or 1 15oz can)
  • 4 large dates (cut in half)
  • 1-2 tbsp milk kefir grains


  • In a clean glass fermenting jar, put your kefir grains.
  • Add the dates to the jar.
  • Add the coconut milk to the jar.
  • Close jar and let ferment for 12-24 hours.
  • If your house is warm, check at the 12 hour mark. Your coconut milk kefir should have a tart taste, and the milk separating is normal. You can ferment up to 48 hours if necessary.
  • Once your coconut milk kefir tastes perfect, strain and move to a clean glass jar and store in the fridge. Your coconut milk kefir should keep for approximately 2 weeks.


In between batches, keep your milk kefir grains in coconut milk with dates or store in dairy milk. The grains do best in dairy milk but it is not 100% necessary. Discoloration of the grains when stored in coconut milk is also normal.