What does kefir taste like?

Kefir has a slightly acidic and tart flavor that is reminiscent of lemon. It also has a hint of bready-yeastiness to it, but that is usually more noticed in the smell than the taste. We here at Kefirpedia think that kefir is delicious on its own and drink it over ice most of the time. It's also an excellent base for fruit smoothies and protein shakes. If you have a sweet tooth, it can be dressed up with maple syrup and/or vanilla extract, both excellent additions. See our recipes section for some more ideas.