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Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter

Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter

Item: YOG002

  • Yogourmet Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter pack

  • Make your own healthy homemade Kefir

  • Contains 3 packets, good for making 6 quarts

6 / 5 gram Pkts

Retail $8.49
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  • Yogourmet Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter pack

  • Make your own healthy homemade Kefir

  • Contains 3 packets, good for making 6 quarts

Yogourmet is known for its easy, natural homemade yogurt starter kits. But they also offer this Freeze-Dried Kéfir Starter pack as well. It's a great way to make cultured milk that you can drink, offering friendly bacteria and yeasts. It's easy and inexpensive and you can make it right in your own kitchen with the entire family. This box makes 6 quarts of Kéfir.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 pouch (1.2 g)

Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving 1 cup (245 g) Prepared kefir % Daily Value*
Calories 130Calories from fat 45  
Total Fat  0 g** 8%
Saturated Fat  0 g 15%
Trans fat  0 g  
Cholesterol  0 mg 7%
Sodium  20 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate  1 g 4%
Dietary Fiber  0 g 0%
Sugars  1 g  
Protein  0 g  
Vitamin A   10%
Vitamin C   15%
Calcium   30%
Iron   0%
Vitamin D   25%
** Amount in Kefir starter.    
The kefir used to determine the nutrition value was made with vitamin A & D fortified 2% milk.    

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65 grams 80 grams
Saturated Fat Less than 20 grams 25 grams
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400 mg 2,400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 grams 375 grams
Dietary Fiber   25 grams 30 grams

Calories per gram:

  • Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4

Ingredients: Active bacterial culture (L. lactis, L. cremoris, L. diacetylactis, L. acidophilus), includes lactic yeasts, skim milk powder.

This product is manufactured in a facility that manipulates products that contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk and fish (including shrimps).


Use 5 g of starter per litre or (quart) of milk.

  1. Heat 1 litre of milk to 180°F (82°C) or bring to a boil. Cool to 73-77°F (23-25°C).
  2. Dissolve 5 g of starter in a small amount of the cooled milk in a cup. Pour back into the litre of milk and mix well.
  3. Pour the inoculated milk into a clean container, then cover and let stand at room temperature until curd forms (approximately 24 hours).
  4. Refrigerate about 8 hours to stop the process.
  5. Stir to liquefy and enjoy. Always store kefir in the refrigerator.

Use with cow, goat or soy milk. Results with soy milk may vary.


  • No preservatives
  • No coloring agent
  • Freeze-dried

Shipping Weight

.13 lbs

Yogourmet Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter Reviews

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makes great kefir I enjoy making my own kefir and being able to control how much sugar is in it. This product is easy to use and makes great kefir. September 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by a favorite I am happy with the results from using this brand of kefir. This product is a good price compared to other kefir starters I have looked at. I plan to continue to purchase this kefir. June 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tasting Kefir The store I had been buying my Kefir from stopped carrying the plain Kefir in favor of the overly sweetened flavored variety. I guess people don't prefer it just plain and unsweetened like I do. I discovered this on the site and ordered immediately. The taste is so much richer than the stuff from the store. I purchase organic 2% milk to make mine and have been reusing the culture from the first batch to make more since I started, just save a bit over and start another from the one before. It really brings the price point down and makes it very cost effective. Kefir just makes me feel better. February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KEFIR STARTER I have used this several times now and it makes delicious kefir. After 24 hours or longer I sweeten it with 10 drops of liquid stevia and 1/2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract. Really good! February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Worked Great! I made kefir with this and it turned out great! It tastes so much better than store bought kefir! November 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this kefir starter! But see my suggestion! I love Yogourmet Kefir Starter. You can make a half-gallon of kefir in Yogourmet's batch container, and it will cost less than the quart you would buy ready-made. My husband and I enjoy it for dessert with cut-up fruit and nuts mixed in, or plain as a quick drink. We also use it in all kinds of smoothies for a great protein addition. SUGGESTION: Although the instructions say that you can make it by just leaving it on the counter without using an electric yogurt maker, it doesn't always work. Sometimes it's still just milk and starter. I bought Yogourmet's half-gallon electric yogurt maker. I put the kefir/milk mixture in it for 12 hours, then leave it on the counter for 4 more hours, and then chill it. Since I started doing that two years ago, it always, always turns into perfect kefir. Never a failure. I recommend that method! September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love kefir! I had never even heard of kefir until I read a blog about it a month ago. I love the taste ( I made berry smoothies and chocolate smoothies) and the fact that there are so many probiotics in it. It's a little bit of a pain to have to keep making it every other day or so, but it is worth the effort. This is also the most reasonable price I have found for kefir starter anywhere. June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great, effortless. This product is easy to add and obtain the product I wished to get. Service was great, priced best I could find, and it works as claimed. Can't get any better than that! April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Digestion churner! The taste grows on you and the benefits are well worth the effort. You can keep making more from the same batch up to 5 or 6 times. The yeast and bacterial cultures produced in the kefir really do aid my digestion processes. July 2, 2012
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