How to Make Kefir Strawberry Popsicles Recipe. Making kefir at home is easier than you think. With just a minute or two of work each day you can serve your family this nutritious beverage or make it into fabulous strawberry popsicles.
Recently I brought dinner to friends who just welcomed their 7th baby. When I walked into their kitchen to drop off the food I saw the husband doing something with a jar of thick creamy liquid. I thought he was making fresh mozzarella so I asked. He was actually making kefir cheese. I was intrigued.
Since kefir has grown in popularity so much lately I've been curious but I've never tried making it. A couple of weeks later their son walked into my house for a playdate holding a jar for me of milk with "kefir grains" written on the top. Cue frantic googling trying to figure out what on earth to do next. It ended up being much easier than I thought to make kefir!
What is kefir?
Kefir is fermented milk. It is similar to yogurt in taste. But kefir has even more strains of bacteria making it a rich source of probiotics.
What is a kefir grain?
How to make kefir?
My Strawberry Popsicles Recipe with Kefir is just as simple but it took a little tweaking to get that perfect creamy popsicle texture that is still soft enough to bite a chunk out of. Fresh Strawberries + homemade Kefir + a little bit Sweetener. Much healthier than any store bought ice pop I've ever seen. And my kids gobble them up.
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- 2 cup plain kefir or yogurt
- 1 lb strawberries
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- Combine the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
I just experimented with my store bought, overpriced kefir this week to see if I could make homemade from it and it worked. So, now I have 1-1/2 quarts, and I didn’t know what to do with it! I just made this recipe, but with raspberries. It’s fantastic and doesn’t have that strong yogurt tartness. So good!
Oh my gosh these are so easy to make and so so tasty!! Thank you so much!!
I love learning new, delicious recipes like this one! Just in time for Summer snacks!
Can I use store bought kefir? And do you double ferment your kefir for this recipe?
Yes. And no. I just fermented it once.
Could you the Face 0% fat yogurt for this? Or just plain? (We just moved and I do not have time or the energy to get into kefir right this moment! 😬)
Yup! Enjoy 😀
cathy Billiter says
where can you get kefir grains
You can purchase them online. This is the site my friend got them from http://www.fusionteas.com/KefirGrains.html
Alina | Cooking Journey Blog says
What a great idea to use kefir in popsicles! Healthy and good 🙂