Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Frozen Kefir Custard

Hot Weather Treat

DSC_7060The weather here in Oregon has been unusually warm lately. So I have been craving something cold and sweet. Since there is no one here to help me drink the kefir, I decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone and use some of the abundant kefir to make frozen custard. When I was a kid we used to hand-crank our ice cream. I must admit that having an electric ice cream maker is much easier – and it makes just enough for me to eat and share with the neighbors.

Ingredients and instruction (Print Recipe Here)

Equipment needed: Ice cream maker

  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups kefir
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  1. Bring the cream and sugar just to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. In the meantime, stir the egg yolks and vanilla together.
  3. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks while whisking. Allow to cool.
  4. Pour the kefir into the  egg yolk and cream mixture. Cool off in the refrigerator.
  5. Put the cooled down mix into the ice cream maker and turn it on.
    We used to fight over who got the paddle when the ice cream was done. Somehow the ice cream stuck to that tasted better…
  6. Enjoy with fresh fruit or just plain.


In case you are interested here is the setup I use to make the kefir. I may have let this batch ferment a little too long but it still tasted good.

And here are the kefir grains

I am a big fan of home made kefir. I really like the sourness and the health benefits. We use it in our morning smoothies and I enjoy drinking it plain. Looking forward to Nipponnin getting home this week.

Got a few tomatoes from the garden,


  1. wow how cool that you made your own kefir! The ice cream looks really creamy and smooth.

  2. This looks so lovely and refreshing!!! So nice to see a post from you! :)

  3. I've heard that kefir has many health benefits, but I have not tried it yet. I should!
    Your frozen kefir custard treat looks very yummy and refreshing!

  4. Uuuummmm.... I knew it! You are a chef at an upscale restaurant, aren't you? You have to be! This is amazing.

  5. Great article, Thanks for your great information, the content is quiet interesting. I will be waiting for your next post.

  6. Kefirは昔「ヨーグルトきのこ」と言う名前ではやった時にグレインを手に入れ発酵にトライしましたが、家族全員にブーイングを受け断念。私自身もそのままで飲むのは抵抗がありました。今はKefirを使うメニューも増えたようですね。フローズンヨーグルトやスムージーは大好き。 この作品もKefir独特の酸っぱさがカスタードクリームとあいまって美味しいでしょうね。もうハワイからお帰りですか?子守は正直疲れますが幼子の無垢さに癒されますよね。暑い折、お疲れのでませんように。


  7. YUM! Awesome idea! Ive never tried anything like kefir custard! Sounds delicious and healthy!