Making water kefir is great for people who enjoy carbonated beverages but would rather have probiotics than artificial flavor and color. These grains are different from milk kefir grains, but they also make an excellent drink. And it's vegan!
Milk kefir and kefir cream are probiotic beverages that have been cultured using kefir grains. Very easy to make and yields a tangy, yogurt-style beverage. Great in smoothies, over fresh fruit, salad dressings, and ice cream.
I’ve been a little hard on kefir. At first I didn't care for the sour, yeasty tasting milk made from funny little grains. But one taste of pancakes made from the stuff and I was hooked! And kefir is very simple to make from scratch.