Giveaway: Milk Kefir Starter Kit from Hobby Hill Farm Fresh

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Friends! After a month-long break, the giveaway is back! This week, I’m featuring the Milk Kefir Grains Starter Kit from the nice folks at Hobby Hill Farm Fresh. The kit contains a small packet of milk kefir grains, a small plastic strainer (kefir grains don’t like metal), and an instruction booklet. Once you activate the grains, they can be recultured repeatedly and can produce up to 1 quart of kefir per day.

milk kefir grains - Food in Jars

When you open up a packet of kefir grains, you’ll find a small number of dried yellow nubbins, packaged in dried milk. To wake them up, you combine them with 1 cup of pasteurized (but not ultra-pasteurized) milk, cover the jar with something breathable, and let them sit for 24 hours.

Milk Kefir - Food in Jars

Give the grains fresh milk every day, until the milk begins to separate into curds and whey. Once that happens, you can start to increase the amount of milk you’re culturing and the kefir is ready for drinking, baking, and flavoring. The best way to keep kefir grains happy is to regularly give them fresh milk for culturing!

Hydrated Milk Kefir Grains - Food in Jars

For more information on making milk kefir and what to do with it, I recommend checking out this post on Phickle.

I have one of these Milk Kefir Grains Starter Kits to giveaway! Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite way to use kefir. When I was a kid, we always had a quart in the fridge for smoothies and quick breakfasts!
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, February 13, 2016. A winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, February 14, 2016.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Hobby Hill Farm Fresh is providing the starter kit for this giveaway at no cost to me. They are a site sponsor and a valued Food in Jars partner. However, all opinions expressed in this post are mine. 

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128 Responses to Giveaway: Milk Kefir Starter Kit from Hobby Hill Farm Fresh

  1. 101
    Brighid says:

    I’ve never tried kefir. It’s one of those things I’d like to try, know I should try and just haven’t. Maybe I will try with a kit like this!

  2. 102
    lainey says:

    I’ve also not made kefir from scratch, but this reminds me that I really need to try. I’d love to find out how it would work in my morning oatmeal.

  3. 103
    Lauren E says:

    Definitely for drinking…

  4. 104
    riz says:

    Morning and evenng refreshing drink

  5. 105
    Erin says:

    I’ve actually never tried it, but I’m pretty sure I would like it on granola or oatmeal. I was just reading about kefir cheese and now I want to try that too!

  6. 106
    karapeers says:

    I just drink it!

  7. 107
    Holly says:

    I haven’t tried kefir yet, but my mom and I love making yogurt and kombucha and we’ve been wanting to try making kefir. This is awesome!

  8. 108
    Marilyn says:

    Anxious to try making my own kefir, for drinking and with homemade granola. This looks the perfect way to get started!

  9. 109
    Cathy says:

    Just drink it up! Though if I make some, I’d like ideas for using in cooking or recipes.

  10. 110
    Cathy M T says:

    Kefir is one of those things I’ve been meaning to try, but haven’t. I see it in the store, and shy away from buying it, mainly because I make my own yogurt and figure that’ll do. This post is a helpful inspiration to try it myself, then I’ll note everyone’s suggestions for how to use it.

  11. 111
    Michele says:

    So many uses– from smoothies to sauces like raita or ranch dressing. Cheese, soup. All kinds of things.

  12. 112
    Denise L says:

    I like to add fresh mint

  13. 113
    Denice says:

    I’ve never had kefir but would love to try it. I love to try new ways to process foods.

  14. 114
    harper says:

    I was first introduced to kefir when I was a child at a friend’s house. I never knew it was something one could “create” on their own until many years later. I’d definitely use it for drinking and blending with my favorite fruits.

  15. 115
    juliette says:

    Need to start making this to add to smoothies!!!

  16. 116
    Chrissy says:

    Actually haven’t used it, but if I’m going to start, homemade seems a good way to go!

  17. 117
    Tina says:

    Would love to try this! Thanks for the chance!

  18. 118
    Joy says:

    I don;t use kefir, but I’m curious to try

  19. 119
    Teresa says:

    I’ve never used kefir but am excited to try

  20. 120
    JessW says:

    I’ve never made kefir myself but when I’ve purchased it my kids drink it before I can try anything else with it!

  21. 121
    Jennifer Essad says:

    I enjoy just drinking it, sometimes adding a little honey

  22. 122
    Karen says:

    Smoothies or straight up!

  23. 123
    Annie Brown says:

    I put about a 1/4 to 1/3 coup of kefir into about 12 to 16 oz of cold water from my soda stream and stir it up. It’s great and it’s easy to drink a lot of water that way

  24. 124
    Alex says:

    Kefir is great for quick breakfast since it’s drinkable. Also good for shoring up your gut flora when you’re on antibiotics!

  25. 125
    Julie says:

    I drink kefir when I am feeling a bit off. And when I want something milky but with a kick. Julie

  26. 126
    Kim says:

    Never tried Kefir, but anxious to add it to my routine.

  27. 127
    Keri says:

    I use a goat milk kefir in my smoothies. I’ve never tried making my own, but I’m up for the challenge!

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