Milk Alternative Yogurts/Kefirs/Fresh Probiotics
Below are a bunch of videos using different Milk Alternatives to make Kefir/Yogurt.
Remember the 3 main rules any time you are trying to grow probiotics:
- Natural Sugars: There has to be some natural sugars for the probiotics to consume to get the energy needed to grow. Check the label for carbohydrates and sugars to see there are some natural sugars present.
- Avoid Preservatives: You will want to avoid harsh preservatives that can inhibit probiotic growth. There are even some natural preservatives that can inhibit growth. So you may want to avoid Vitamin C, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin E... Some of the alternatives worked even with preservatives "to protect freshness" or "to preserve flavor" but we had to go much longer than normal as they slowed down the probiotic growth quite a bit. Some milk alternatives with Vitamin C or more Ascorbic Acid didn't grow the probiotics even after nearly 24 hours of culturing.
- Protein: Remember that if you want the probiotics to thicken the proteins then there has to be enough proteins present (e.g. 8 grams per cup like regular milk). In some cases with very little protein, you could see the protein "flakes" had congealed/thickened but there was not enough protein present to thicken all the liquid.
Customers have reported great results using Ripple milk for more proteins to thicken. Now you can make thicker Almond Cashew Kefir/yogurt using Silk 10g protein. It is a great option for those wanting to avoid dairy and soy and other allergy issues..
Almond Milk Kefir/Yogurt Recipe.
There have been issues with using almond milk in the past. But we had great results using Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Original Almond milk. We did run it a lot longer than normal on the test batches to make sure we got accurate results. You may not need to run as long as we did
Simple Truth Almond Milk was another option that turned tart as the probiotics grew!
This is the easiest way to make Coconut Kefir - just add a starter packet, slide on the maker and plug in overnight! We tested another version of coconut milk but there was too much ascorbic acid apparently as the probiotics didn't grow much for the longer period.
Others have had great results with the much thicker coconut milk. In fact one customer brought in a thick, creamy sample of coconut yogurt/kefir that he didn't even flavor (27% RDA fat). So there are a lot of options out there.
Make thicker soy yogurt/kefir using Silk Original Soy Milk. This is a great inexpensive option for those who like Soy.
Great Value Soy worked great as well to make thicker Soy Kefir/Yogurt.
Oat Milk Kefir Milk Alternative Kefir, yogurt, probiotics...
Milk Alternative Probiotics, Yogurt, Kefir, Protein Shakes -
We even made lactose-free yogurt/kefir using Lactaid milk as the base. Super simple lactose free option.
I have wanted to make fresh Goat Milk Yogurt/Kefir for a while. Now you can make the easiest goat yogurt possible without dirtying a single dish!
Follow the simple recipe to make the freshest goat yogurt/kefir possible.