Kefir is a fermented milk made of a probiotic bacteria (the good kind) and yeast culture. It originated in the Caucasus region and has been traditionally made with animal milk (cow, sheep, goat). Today, vegan kefir made from soy or coconut can be found in health-food stores.

Kefir has a sour taste and is reminiscent of yoghurt; some even characterize it as a drinkable yoghurt. The coconut kefir I buy is quite thick, like Greek yoghurt, and I am always finding new ways to enjoy it.

  • Drizzle with honey, similar to Greek yoghurt and honey dish.
  • Mix with lime curd and freeze in popsicle moulds.
  • Mix with lemon curd and top with strawberries.
  • Combine with za’atar (Arabic spice mix) and drizzle with olive oil for an instant labneh (Middle Eastern yoghurt cheese).
  • Replace sour cream in cheesecake recipe with kefir.

Learn more about kefir.

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