Filled with bacteria strains that improve your gut health, a great refreshment that can replace sugared sodas and packed with vitamins – coconut water kefir!

Already enjoying fermented foods and becoming quite an expert on fermenting kefir? Wether milk or water kefir lover, coconut can be a new excitement in your fermenting experience.

coconut water kefirTo prepare water kefir with coconut water you can use fresh coconuts if you are lucky enough to leave in a part of the world where fresh organic coconuts are available for a reasonable price. The rest of will have to make do with store bought coconut water which are also a great option.

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Recipe for coconut water kefir





Step 1: Put the grains into the coconut water and cover the jar. You can use the Kefirko jar with an adjustable top lid that enables airflow during the fermentation.

Step 2: After approximately 24-48 hrs the kefir should be ready for straining. Ceck the taste of the beverage if you aren’t sure. It should have a bit tangy kefir flavor but not sweet since the sugar in coconut water is used as food for the grains during the fermentation. The fermented coconut kefir also looks more cloudy than coconut water which is clear.

Step 3: After straining pour the beverage into a jar or multiple bottles with a seal and put it into the fridge. You can add some fruit to add flavor to the drink. You can use fresh juice too. After another day you have a delicious and a bit fizzy drink filled with probiotics.

Enjoy water kefir and experiment with different tastes!


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6 comments on “Coconut water kefir

    • Hi Margarida!

      You can try making it with mature water if you are happy with the taste. Usually the kefir is prepared with young coconut water, because the taste of mature water is a bit different… 🙂
      Let us know how it goes.
      Best, Urška

    • Hi Caz!
      You shouldn’t use the milk kefir grains to make coconut water kefir. The milk kefir grains need milk sugars to stay alive and will probably stop being active if you use them with coconut water.
      Enjoy making kefir!

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