Vegan Yogurt Starter

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Vegan Yogurt Starter

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A blend of lactic acid bacteria specifically selected for use in making dairy-free yogurt, this direct-set vegan culture has a mild yogurt flavor with a smooth texture and slightly weak viscosity.  

  • Each box contains eight packets of starter culture.
  • Use 1 packet with 1-2 quarts milk.
  • For larger batches, use 2 packets with 1-4 gallons milk.
  • Instructions for using this culture may be found here.
  • Cultures at 110ºF using a yogurt maker or other appliance.
  • This culture works well with a variety of non-dairy milks and thickeners.  
  • Click here for information on How to Make Non-Dairy Yogurt.

 

Ingredients: Rice maltodextrin, live active bacteria (Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp bulgaricus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus

This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Shipping Information and Shelf-life:

Our Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture. The starter is good

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 3 to 4 weeks
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 6 to 12 months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12+ months

 

Allergen Information:

  • May contain trace amounts of gluten: Barley source is used as a fermentation nutrient. 
  • May contain trace amounts of soy: Soybeans are used as a fermentation nutrient.
  • Packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with dairy, wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, and fish. 


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  • From Kristen at 9/27/2013 4:49 PM
    • Approximately how many CFUs are there in each batch/serving of yogurt?
    • We do not test our starters, so we are not able to provide this type of information. It would also be difficult to know this as each individual kitchen has many variables that play into the culturing of yogurt.
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  • From Ann at 9/19/2013 11:13 PM
    • What is the shelf life of this starter? How long can I store this culture without loss of potency?
    • Our direct-set cultures (including the Vegan Yogurt Starter) can be expected to maintain culturing viability:

      At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 3 to 4 weeks
      In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 6 to 12 months
      In the freezer (0° to 25°F): 12+ months
      Maximum culturing temperature: 112°F
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  • From Crystal Yarlott at 8/29/2013 12:09 AM
    • How many batches of yogurt can I make with your product?
    • Each box of the Vegan Yogurt Starter contains 8 packets; each packet makes 1 to 2 quarts of yogurt. For larger batches, use 2 packets to culture 1-4 gallons alternative milk.
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  • From Jillian at 8/11/2013 1:22 PM
    • Is it possible to make a reusable vegan starter? Do you have one or does one exist on the market, and is there a reason you have not made this one reusable?
    • We are not aware of a reusable Vegan Yogurt Starter. We are not able to change this starter to make it re-culturable, as this starter has been created in a laboratory by another distributor.
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  • From Niece at 7/6/2013 8:52 PM
    • Can the vegan yogurt culture be used with homemade rice milk to make yogurt? If so, are there any special instructions or requirements?
    • The Vegan Yogurt Culture may be used with homemade rice milk. Additional thickening agents may be needed to obtain a yogurt-like consistency.

      http://www.culturesforhealth.com/thickening-flavoring-homemade-yogurt
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  • From Diana at 4/27/2013 11:35 AM
    • I would like to blend my yogurt with fresh strawberries. Would it be best to blend after it has set and cooled or is it okay to set with the berries already blended in?
    • It is best to allow the yogurt to set and cool before adding any fruit or other flavorings or sweeteners.
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  • From Charise at 3/13/2013 3:56 PM
    • I have made two batches with the Vegan Yogurt Starter in my yogurt maker, but both times it separates. From what I read in the directions, it states that this means my yogurt maker is running too hot, but I cannot control the temperature on it. It has one setting. I should also state that I have made dairy yogurt in the past in the same yogurt maker with no problems. Can someone help me figure this out?
    • The first step would be test the temperature of your yogurt maker. Fill jar(s) with water and test every 2 hours for 8 hours. This will give you a good indication if the unit is staying within a good temperature range for making yogurt. If you find your maker is keeping the proper temperature, you might want to consider switching brands of alternative milk. Some have thickeners, flavors etc. If you are still having problems, please send an e-mail to customersupport@culturesforhealth.com and we can help you determine what is going on.
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  • From Emerentiana at 1/31/2013 6:38 PM
    • Hi. You said the Vegan Yogurt Starter is initially grown in soy milk. Can you please specify whether the soy milk you used has no gluten, i.e. soy milk has no barley, rye, or wheat added in soy milk please? As some soy milk contains barley and therefore is not gluten free. I'm inconclusive in Celiac and on gluten free/lactose free diet. Thank you.
    • The starter is not grown in soy milk: it is grown on soy and barley substrate in a laboratory. You should speak with a medical professional regarding whether this would be problematic for you.
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  • From Paula at 1/17/2013 7:43 PM
    • Can the Excalibur dehydrator be used to make the vegan yogurt?
    • The Excalibur dehydrator is well-suited for culturing any yogurt that requires about 110ºF for culturing, including yogurt made with our Vegan Yogurt Starter.
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  • From Lori at 11/19/2012 10:08 PM
    • Does the Vegan Yogurt Starter have to be refrigerated? What about the time in transport? Does it lose effectiveness if it is not kept cold?
    • Our cultures are freeze-dried and will hold up at room temperatures (unrefrigerated) for 3-4 weeks. However, for best extended shelf life, we recommend you refrigerate or freeze them when you receive them.
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Works Really Great! Review by Lily
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I made some really good yogurt using store bought organic soy milk. It was quick and easy to use, and my yogurt cultured perfectly. After I cultured it, I strained it using a cheesecloth and the yogurt was so thick and creamy, so yummy! I tried it using the almond coconut milk and it didn't culture at all (was good to drink, though). I figured it must be all the additives in it. Maybe I will try using homemade almond milk instead. Soy milk works the best for the moment. I highly recommend this culture!

(Posted on 9/20/2014)

Awesome! Review by Backtomyroots
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I've been making yogurt for 30 years until I became lactose intolerant. A few years ago I started making my own goat milk yogurt using Pamona's Pectin and just goat milk yogurt starter and store bought goat milk. It just never had the taste or consistency that I liked so I figured it was the starter I was using.
I also used the Vegan starter with non-homogenized cows milk and it was excellent. What's really great is that I can eat the regular cow's milk yogurt now without the typical symptoms of lactose intolerance. It could be that store bought yogurt as a starter may be a bit diluted thereby not eating as much of the lactose. (just a theory). I love the Vegan yogurt starter because it can be used with all dairy milk including goat and also non milk products. Very very happy with the results! Only negative is that the cost almost negates the savings. Good whole milk or goat milk is about 5.00 - 8.00/half gallon - I strain my yogurt for Greek style and only get about 5, 8 or 7 oz cups. Add to that the cost of the starter plus shipping and any fruit or additives such as honey and the cost per cup does not save that much. (remember this is a direct set starter so it is NOT re-useable like an Heirloom). Even so, I like the control of making my own and knowing that there are no preservatives and additives. I can never go back to commercial yogurt again!!
Now that I know I can eat regular cows milk yogurt I ordered some heirloom to save a little on cost.
One great thing about CFH is that they answer your questions either by the Chat now function, email or phone. They're great. Very responsive. Not many businesses are like that any more.
Thanks!

(Posted on 9/9/2014)

Excellent Find Review by VK
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Since we moved to the Boston, MA, from London we have been unable to find good dairy free yogurt ( made with soya milk with no fruits) for my son who has a severe dairy allergy. With the vegan yogurt starter mixed with soya milk and gelatine - we have perfect dairy free yogurt. Life saver so thank you.

(Posted on 9/5/2014)

Well worth the money spent. Review by Lora
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Well worth the money spent. I used powdered whole goat milk. My child has an allergy to cow milk this includes whey, casien, lactose and even the cow meat from the store. Goat and sheep milk do fine. My only problem was when I added anything to the yogurt it became so runny that it was easier to drink than eat with a spoon. Gonna give it another shot with a suggestion that I found. The product did its job very well. Was pleased with the cultures. My child had no reactions to the yogurt. My other children even liked this yogurt. Awesome product. Reiterating: well worth the money.

(Posted on 8/27/2014)

Product is great Review by Vegan4life
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Used this vegan starter with my own fresh homemade coconut milk and soymilk. Yogurt it was after 8 hours! Enjoyed it thoroughly. Just need larger quantities per package since this culture cant be reused maybe 24 packs instead of just 8 packs. Great product. Thanks

(Posted on 8/26/2014)

starter excellent. Review by no name
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your Vegan Yogurt Starter is tops in my book....but my choice of almond milk will need to be researched a little more...didn't like the flavor...will try soy & coconut milks next.

(Posted on 8/21/2014)

Perfect, Delicious Soy Yogurt Review by Sooner
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I'm so happy I found this product and website. I used Eden Unsweetened
Soy Milk, thickened with cornstarch in a Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker. Worked perfectly and tasted delicious. Commercial soy yogurt brands available to me have a metallic taste and plain soy yogurt is rarely in stock. I highly recommend using this vegan culture. I'm going to try Pomona's Pectin as a thickener, but wanted to use up some leftover cornstarch.

(Posted on 8/19/2014)

Love it! Review by Barbara
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Great product! I started making soy milk yogurt using your product and it turns out perfect every time! I'm using packaged organic soymilk (shelf stable - only soybeans and water)and my food dehydrator (set at 110 degrees). It could not be easier! Consistent results! Thanks for having such a great product! I'm now addicted to the "greek yogurt" (after straining thru cheesecloth)!! Yum!

(Posted on 7/22/2014)

Great food Review by Thanh Thuy Nguyen
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I'm vegan and I love yogurt, but I don't know how to homemade vegan yogurt for me. I search on Google:"How to homemade vegan yogurt" and I read a link in website she introduce VEGAN YOGURT STARTER in her recipes.
I'm very glad and I order online 1 box and I try to made vegan yogurt with soy milk and coconut milk. Thanks God, their taste was very delicious like dairy milk yogurt. You can't find this yogurt any store, they just sale vegetarian yogurt as coconut yogurt and I don't like this smell and taste.
Now, I'm pleasant for this yogurt I homemade for me to enjoy everyday.

(Posted on 7/16/2014)

results Review by b
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I have enjoyed using this product to make yogurt. As I have allergies to milk products, but love yogurt, preparing my own with this product has been a great. There was a learning curve to get it right using almond milk and pectin but I've been very happy with the results.

(Posted on 7/14/2014)

Questions?? Review by Van
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Hi All-
1st off I'd like to say cultures for health ships and delivers quite efficiently.
2) has anyone used this to make pure almond milk yogurt?
I have purchased 8 boxes of this vegan yogurt starter now and each time I make my almond milk yogurt, I never get that tang you generally get from yogurt. I began with culturing it for 8 hours now I am up to 10 and that tang is still not there.
I use fresh almond that I grind at home, my thickener is tapioca starch and Guar Gum (don't like the texture of the agar, tried it once even there it had no tang). I add no sugar, cause I eat it with homemade granola.
Someone please help….suggestions…..
Thanks!!

My ratings at this time are neutral, until I get some help and make again….

Response from CFH: We are always happy to help with troubleshooting. Thank you for contacting us!

(Posted on 7/12/2014)

Best yogurt evert Review by Barbara
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I'm thrilled with the Vegan Yogurt Starter! It was perfect and very easy to do. Thank you. I'll be ordering often.

(Posted on 7/12/2014)

Excellent Results for Vegan Thick Greek Yogurt Tangy Review by DougJ
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If you are looking for a Vegan thick greek yogurt the is tangy and full of flavor this is the starter. I use the recipe in the book "The Non-Dairy Formulary: Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet" by Skye Michael Conroy and the Automatic Digital Yogurt Maker by Euro-Cuisine, Inc to produce the most FANTASTIC thick Vegan (non-dairy) yogurt. Be sure to use the most pure soy milk you can find (Westsoy is great for this yogurt). You will never buy yogurt again!!! If you do not like the thick yogurt, just omit the cashews and you will produce a traditional soft yogurt, but I suggest doubling the soy milk (2 quarts to 1 packet of start) otherwise it is a bit too sour/tangy.
Good skill, have fun, and enjoy the most fantastic yogurt using this wonderful starter.

(Posted on 6/20/2014)

Great! Review by Sue
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First time I made yogurt and it turned out great! I used oat milk and some agar agar powder to thicken, and it was delicious! Can't wait to make my next batch. I can't have dairy and the little coconut and almond yogurt cartons you can purchase are so expensive. Now I can make my own and enjoy it even more!

(Posted on 6/13/2014)

yummy coconut milk yogurt Review by Tanya
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I made great coconut milk yogurt with this, using Great Lakes gelatin as a thickener (obviously, this makes it non-vegan, but works great for milk-intolerant people).

(Posted on 6/10/2014)

Great soy milk yogurt with this starter Review by cufflink
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I've made vegan yogurt with this starter several times now, using Westsoy Organic Unsweetened soy milk for its protein content. (Haven't tried other plant milks yet.) Contrary to the enclosed directions, I've found it is NOT necessary to add any kind of thickening agent. The yogurt firms up nicely on its own--a bit delicate, almost custardy, but that's fine with me. Tastes great. Also, it's not necessary to bring the milk to a boil and then cool it, as some videos I've seen have suggested. All you need to do is heat the milk up in the microwave just until it's pleasantly warm, add the starter, mix well, pour into short glasses, cover with a towel, put in a warm place for 8 hours, and voilà! Yogurt!

(Posted on 6/9/2014)

Excellent product Review by in2reading
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I have ordered multiple boxes of the vegan yogurt starter several times. It always arrives within a couple days and I've never had a failure. It is a high quality product.

(Posted on 5/20/2014)

soy yogurt best with no additives Review by charlotte
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Tried various brands of soy milk and found that those containing additives carrageaen, for instance separated and produced an unappetizing whey. I have settled on WestSoy which makes a wonderful, light yogurt of the consistency of that found in the Middle-East. A delight poured over fresh fruits.

(Posted on 5/19/2014)

Fantastic with Goat's Milk too! Review by Wilka
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I got this vegan yogurt starter to use with goat's milk because I cannot tolerate cow dairy and the regular cultures have small amounts of cow dairy in them. Before getting the vegan cultures, I was using high potency and very expensive probiotics to make yogurt with goat's milk. That worked ok but was not consistent, and was costing a lot. I have already made four 1L batches of yogurt with my vegan cultures and they have come out excellent (1 packet per liter of milk). The product is consistent and easy to use. I have cultured my goat's milk yogurt up to 26 hours (accidentally) and it still held up very well and didn't separate or curdle. The yogurt comes out rich and thick, with a nice cream top, and it's absolutely delicious.

(Posted on 5/1/2014)

Excellent Flavor - Greek Style Review by DougJ
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This product performed as described. I made a Vegan Greek yogurt using soy milk and cashews the yogurt flavor was strong and tangy, just what we like in a flavorful yogurt. I used a Euocuisine yogurt maker (digital unit) incubated for 7.5 hours and the flavor was fully developed.
It is great to have a culture that is plant based (vegan) for those of use who are lactose/dairy intolerant/allergic.
The price is very competitive for a vegan based product. The packets are small and easy to handle.
Recommendation of Use: Pre-dissovle the culture in temped (105 to 108 F) before adding to the soy/cashew mixture, the culture is a bit difficult to dissolve.
Enjoy your Greek (or other style) yogurt.

(Posted on 4/26/2014)



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