Here is a photo I took of a bowl of liquid kefir. I hope you can see how lovely and thick it is. I had just drained this from the grains. It will sit in a jar on the counter for another 24 hours before we drink it.
This is my favorite way to use the kefir - just drink it. It took quite a while to accustom myself to the taste, but now I really like it. I don't know if it's true or not, but I have read that the word "kefir" means "feel good."