Kefir Forum

  • Andy Janiszewski

    Hi all. Starting to make my own kefir with milk grains. My plan was to use coconut milk as many do, but I use so much coconut milk for other things that I wanted to be able to use something else. When I have milk protein (casein) in larger quantities, I have adverse reactions. Since the milk kefir grains ferment using lactose as fuel, would it be logical that I could use lactose powder with water as the solution for kefir growth? I avoid the protein issue that way, but still have the same proportion of lactose in the solution to allow the proper fermentation. Granted, the final consistency would be different, but not worried about that.