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Coconut Kefir Coconut kefir is a nourishing fermented beverage made with coconut milk, date paste and kefir grains. It contains powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungle and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a superior food to keep in your kitchen. 8 Servings 4 Cups Full Fat Coconut Milk (about 2 Cans) 1 Teaspoon Date Paste or Organic Sugar 1/4 Cup Prepared Water Kefir or Coconut Water Kefir

Coconut Kefir Recipe

Coconut kefir is a nourishing fermented beverage made with coconut milk, date paste and kefir grains. It contains powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungle and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a superior food to keep in your kitchen.

coconut kefir

Kefir is a fermented beverage traditionally made with milk. It’s full of beneficial bacteria that’s known to boost the immune system, heal the gut and reduce digestive issues.  Kefir also contains powerful probiotics that may have anti-cancer benefits.

What Is Coconut Kefir?

Coconut kefir is very similar to milk kefir. It has all the same benefits without the lactose. It can be made completely dairy free when you use a water kefir as a starter, which is perfect for those with dairy allergies or who follow a vegan diet.

Coconut kefir can be made with coconut water to make a coconut water kefir or with coconut milk to make creamy coconut milk kefir. Both are delicious! You can read my full tutorial on making coconut water kefir here.

How To Use

My coconut milk kefir is smooth, thick and creamy. It’s very similar to coconut milk yogurt (and easier to make too!). I serve it with berries and honey over the top or add it to my morning smoothie.

Coconut Kefir Recipe

This recipe makes 4 cups of prepared coconut milk kefir.

Ingredients 

Directions

  1. Before you get started you’ll need 1/4 cup of prepared water kefir or coconut water kefir. You can use homemade or store-bought water kefir.
  2. Next, you’ll need some coconut milk. I like natural valley coconut milk because it’s organic, BPA free and is additive free.coconut kefir
  3. Pour your coconut milk into a very clean blender and add 1 teaspoon of date paste or organic sugar. You need to add sugar to your milk for the cultures to eat during the fermentation process. Blend the coconut milk and date paste up and pour the milk into a glass jar.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of water kefir or coconut water kefir to the milk and gently mix. Don’t mix too vigorous, just enough to combine the kefir with the coconut milk.
  5. Put the lid on the jar and let it ferment at room temperature for 18-24 hours, or until the coconut kefir is tart and sour.
  6. Store the fermented coconut milk kefir in the refrigerator.

 

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Ingredients
  • 4 Cups Full Fat Coconut Milk (about 2 Cans)
  • 1 Teaspoon Date Paste or Organic Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Prepared Water Kefir or Coconut Water Kefir
Instructions
  1. Before you get started you'll need ¼ cup of prepared water kefir or coconut water kefir. You can use homemade or store bought water kefir.
  2. Next, you'll need some coconut milk. I like natural valley coconut milk because it's organic, BPA free and is additive free.
  3. Pour your coconut milk into a very clean blender and add 1 teaspoon of date paste or organic sugar. You need to add sugar to your milk for the cultures to eat during the fermentation process. Blend the coconut milk and date paste up and pour the milk into a glass jar.
  4. Add ¼ cup of water kefir or coconut water kefir to the milk and gently mix. Don't mix too vigorous, just enough to combine the kefir with the coconut milk.
  5. Put the lid on the jar and let it ferment at room temperature for 18-24 hours, or until the coconut kefir is tart and sour.
  6. Store the fermented coconut milk kefir in the refrigerator.
  7. How To Use: Coconut milk kefir is smooth, thick and creamy. It's very similar to coconut milk yogurt (and easier to make too!). I serve it with berries and honey over the top or add it to my morning smoothie.

 

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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
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  • Amy *Amy November 14, 2017, 2:20 pm

    how do you make subsequent batches without buying more kefir? or do you need to keep buying more water kefir to make the coconut kefir?

    I’ve been told the process is similar to making yogurt. so, do you save some of the coconut kefir to create a new batch?

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  • Gail Zavadil November 13, 2017, 7:20 am

    Hi….I’ve been following your site for over a year now and have tried many of your recipes. All have been great!

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  • Janet November 12, 2017, 12:19 pm

    I had previously thought that you needed kefir grains to make kefir. It would be great to learn otherwise!

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    • The Coconut Mama November 12, 2017, 12:51 pm

      Kefir grains are the best for making milk kefir and water kefir, but not necessary for making coconut kefir. You can use kefir from the previous batch and you can buy powdered kefir starter to make kefir.

      Reply
  • Janet November 12, 2017, 12:18 pm

    I have some goat milk kefir in the frig. Can I use that instead to the coconut milk for fermentation?

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  • Diana Frederick November 12, 2017, 12:08 pm

    Where do you buy water or coconut water Kefir. I love your recipes. Thanks

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    • The Coconut Mama November 12, 2017, 12:49 pm

      Water kefir and coconut water kefir is sold at many health food stores.

      Reply
  • Andrea November 12, 2017, 11:36 am

    Hello Coconut Mama

    I just read your coconut kefir recipe and so look forward to trying it. I have been thinking about making my own coconut kefir for years, I also have Donna Gates brilliant book and use Natural Value coconut milk for all your listed reasons. The primary reason I hadn’t tried it was having no local source of young coconut milk/water so, thank you SO much for pointing out an easy alternative.

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    • The Coconut Mama November 12, 2017, 12:48 pm

      You’re welcome, Andrea! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. It means the world to me. 🙂

      Reply
  • Cindy November 12, 2017, 10:05 am

    I am very interested in the coconut kefir. How much should be consumed each day to get the most health benefits?

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  • Sharyn Tabor November 12, 2017, 8:04 am

    Thank you so much for your recipes, I’ve never been much of a baker but I’m sure gonna try because I know theses recipes are a lot more healthy and look delicious! Thank you so much!

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    • The Coconut Mama November 12, 2017, 12:47 pm

      Thanks for stoping by and leaving a comment, Sharyn!

      Reply
  • Ingela Walter November 12, 2017, 8:01 am

    Can I use milk kefir grains to make coconut kefir.
    I have milk kefir grains since I make milk kefir

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  • MG November 12, 2017, 8:00 am

    hi. Can this be made with kefir grains, rather than with kefir as a starter?

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    • The Coconut Mama November 12, 2017, 12:46 pm

      My attempts to make this with kefir grains failed. That doesn’t mean you can’t do it! I only have water kefir grains, not milk kefir grains. That may be the problem.

      Reply

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