Saturday, January 26, 2013
A Little Scoby, and Thick Chocolate Kefir
It took me a while to perfect this, because I learned one of the big differences between homemade kefir and storebought kefir is that when you put homemade kefir in a blender, it entirely changes the composition, so it's more like drinking milk with whatever you put in it than it is drinking kefir. I'm sure the health benefits are the same, but kefir should be thick!
To get around this, I make a flavored kefir mix... pour a little kefir in a blender, add the flavorings, blend it, and then pour that mixture into the kefir and mix. It isn't an entirely homogenous mixture, but the kefir stays thick and there aren't the clumps associated with trying to manually mix whey and cocoa powder into a jar of kefir.
This particular jar, which is a quart jar, contains a little under a quart of kefir, two tablespoons cocoa powder, a scoop of vanilla whey protein, and a few drops of stevia extract to cut the sourness a bit. Of course, all of these ingredients--except the kefir--are optional.
Posted by Jack at 2:28:00 PM