Probiotics are so good for you and can be easily found in pill form. However, you can also get probiotics from fermented foods, including Kombucha. And Kefir. Now, while I love Kefir, I don’t drink dairy. However, the other day I stumbled across a recipe for how to make Kefir with coconut water. I can’t wait to try it and wanted to share the recipe with you too, right away.

As always, if you make something we share here at HNN, make sure to let us know how it turns out!

For those of you familiar with making Kombucha, you know you need a starter and about a week. But did you know that water kefir has twice as many strains of beneficial bacteria as kombucha and takes as little as 24 hours to brew?


1 quart unsweetened Coconut Water

4 Tbsp Kefir Grains

2 Tbsp Rose Water


1. You’ll want the coconut water at room temperature or you can heat it to 98.6°F.

2. Pour the water into a large, sterilized jar and add the activated kefir grains and rose water. (You could also add a cinnamon stick if you wanted although I don’t feel like it would mix well with Rose Water.)

3. Cover the jar tightly with a kitchen towel and secure it with a rubber band. Leave the jar at room temperature for 24 to 48 hours. Strain out kefir grains and save for another use.

(Check out this different recipe in the video below. Have fun!)


XO- Erin