Ingredients :

500 ml filtered water or boiled then cooled tap water (this removes the chlorine, alternatively leave in an open bowl for 24 hours)
½ teaspoon blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon quality sugar
Pinch bicarbonate of soda
Pinch Himalayan salt
Slice of lemon
½ dried fig
15g kefir grains (you can buy these online)


  1. Mix the sugar, molasses, bicarbonate of soda, salt and water in a large jar until dissolved
  2. Add the lemon, grains and fig then seal the jar
  3. Leave on the bench at room temperature for 24-48 hours
  4. Strain with a non-metallic sieve into bottles
  5. Can add freshly squeezed fruit juice at this point and then allow a secondary ferment* in the fridge before consumption

*You don’t have to just make plain kefir, you can add ginger, berries or other fruits and do a secondary ferment in a bottle after straining your kefir. Experiment to find your favourite flavor! I love the products and service provided by and I bought my grains from here. There are numerous alternatives that you may prefer too including milk kefir, coconut water kefir, and almond mylk kefir.