Adventures in Milk Kefir Ice Cream

To Do List - Use Kefir!

The other day my sister asked me, “Eve, what is going on in this refrigerator?!”  I couldn’t help but hang my head when I figured out that she was likely referring to the 7 quart jars of milk kefir taking up almost half of our tiny refrigerator. It’s a little out of control.

From the Editor: Please welcome Eve, CFH Customer Support Representative and Cultured Kitchen Keeper.

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Eve

Eve

For my 7th grade Science Fair project I cultured yogurt. I received first place in my division and competed in a regional competition. My fascination with cultured foods has stuck with me ever since. Over the years I have made yogurt, fermented vegetables, sourdough, kombucha, and also love sprouting and dehydrating. In my spare time I like to knit, bike, garden, cook, and study natural medicine.

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Experiments in Cultured Sodas

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If there is one thing the various healthy living camps can agree on, it’s that high-fructose corn syrup laden sodas are bad for you. It’s not just the high-fructose corn syrup, though. Even “naturally” sweetened sodas are incredibly high in sugar and therefore more of a celebratory drink than an every day beverage.

What many people don’t realize is that sodas have health-minded roots. Many of the tonics that modern day sodas are based on were rich in herbs, barks, roots, and even cultures. These would have most likely contained a sweetener of some sort, but more for the fuel of fermentation than a sickly sweet aftertaste.

Anyway, there are many ways to achieve that fizzy, fruity, slightly sweet, wonderfully delicious tonic of yesteryear. Some don’t even require a mother culture that needs tending, which is what I’ve been dabbling in lately.

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Instant Probiotic Smoothie

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Smoothies are a great vehicle for introducing all sorts of probiotic-rich foods into your meals. Most often this comes in the form of a cultured base like yogurt, kefir, or coconut milk kefir, all great, nutrient-dense foods that lend a probiotic punch.

But what if you ate the last of your yogurt, haven’t cultured that gallon of milk yet, or simply aren’t in the mood for a dairy-heavy smoothie and yet still want a probiotic-rich drink?

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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Fluffy Fruit Cobbler

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One of the joys of summer is eating wholesome fresh fruit, and how better to enjoy it than with a nice fluffy pastry topping and a dollop of cultured cream on top?… 

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Shannon

Shannon is a mama to four small children, homesteader, freelance writer, and picture-taker. She lives with her husband on their off-grid homestead where they make and eat kefir, kombucha, sourdough, and fermented vegetables.

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