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 Jen at 11/7/2012 4:23 PM
    • I recently bought a yogurt maker (Euro Cuisine) and attempted to make yogurt using probiotics per a recipe on a website. I just purchased your Vegan Yogurt Starter. Is the starter what makes it thicken up while culturing?
    • The starter simply makes a certain kind of yogurt. We actually recommend using a thickener for alternative milk yogurts, as they tend to be thinner. Here is our guide to thickeners: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/thickening-homemade-yogurt
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  • From Gen at 9/29/2012 9:19 PM
  • From Dawn at 8/14/2012 4:25 PM
    • How is it the live active cultures survive shipping?
    • They are freeze-dried, and thus are in "hibernation." As long as they do not sit in extreme heat, they will survive shipping.
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  • From Amy at 8/8/2012 2:49 PM
    • Just to clarify - this can be used with store bought rice milk, correct? We buy rice dream. Do you know of anyone trying it with almond flour and making the milk that way? Thanks.
    • Yes, store bought rice milk is fine. Just make sure that it does not have too many fillers or extra ingredients.

      Making it with homemade almond milk should work, although we've not heard of using almond flour to do so.

      For commercial or homemade alternative milks, you likely will need to add a thickener: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/thickening-homemade-yogurt
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  • From Deb at 6/23/2012 9:46 PM
    • At what temperature will these cultures die? I hope to be making coconut yogurt and am looking at the Euro Cuisine yogurt maker YM80 and notice on one site where it says the temp varies from 104 F to (up to but won't exceed) 125 in the center. Is that too hot for these strains to survive?
    • We recommend that the cultures be incubated at no more than 112º F - ideally between 105º and 112º.
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  • From Shmiel at 5/21/2012 4:21 PM
    • Is the Vegan Yogurt Starter kosher?
    • No, the Vegan Yogurt Starter is not kosher.
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  • From Hanah at 5/7/2012 12:01 AM
    • Is this produce certified Kosher? Thanks
    • No, the Vegan Yogurt Starter is not kosher.
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  • From Pam at 4/18/2012 12:57 PM
    • Greetings!

      Are the cultures for your Vegan Yogurt Starter grown on any type of corn medium (dextrose or any of the other corn sugars)? Even if the final product is deemed corn free my son will react to cultures grown on corn. Thanks for your time!

      Pam Silcox
    • Vegan Yogurt Starter is grown using barley (gluten) and soy, but the quantities are "outside the scope of US and EU allergen labeling requirements." No corn. GMO free.
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  • From Sandra at 4/10/2012 10:46 PM
    • I really like the variety of cultures in the Vegan Yogurt Starter, but I want to make my yogurt with milk. Is this possible?
    • Yes, you can use this culture with dairy milk.
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  • From Paula at 3/11/2012 9:42 PM
    • What works best to add to improve texture of yogurt when using almond milk? Agar or tapioca starch and how much of each... Any other suggestions?
    • The type of thickener you use is a matter of personal preference. Here's an article that explains how to use the different thickeners: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/thickening-homemade-yogurt

      Remember, thickening will not be apparent until after it has been stored in the fridge 6-24 hours. If using a commercial brand of almond milk, use one with the least additives. Nut milks are difficult to culture, and often homemade nut milks have the best results.
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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)

Great product Review by Ms. Dantes
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This was my first time using Vegan Yogurt Starter and I am very glad I found this company to guide me in it's use when I needed knowledge.

(Posted on 4/8/2014)



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