Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture


You can make real dairy-free yogurt at home! Use this culture with soy milk, coconut milk, and more to make a smooth, mild yogurt that's miles better than store-bought.

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Each bag contains:

  • 4 packets of starter culture.

Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.

  • Cultures at 110º F using a yogurt maker or other appliance.
  • This culture often requires a thickener to achieve a store-bought yogurt consistency.
  • Direct-set (single-use) culture - each packet makes one batch of yogurt.

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture.
  • Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • Use by date on bag.

Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture 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.

Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy. 
  • 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.
  • Non-GMO

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Pro Tip Corner

Nearly any non-dairy milk can be cultured, including legume, nut, seed, grain, or coconut milk. While store-bought boxed or canned milk may be used, we recommend using milk with as few additives as possible.

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In my experiences, far and away superior to using vegan yogurts on the supermarket shelves as a starter. Question to Cultures for Health: when will you supply cultures for cultivating vegan cheeses? I’m all in if you do so 😘

We're so glad to hear you're enjoying your homemade vegan yogurt! We actually do currently carry a vegan cheese kit - and stay tuned for the culture to be released by itself!
Best Soy Yogurt Ever

I've been using this culture weekly for the past year to make delicious soy yogurt in my Instant Pot. I use a high protein soy milk like Westsoy (7 grams of protein) and it always thickens without adding pectin. Because I like my yogurt thick and tangy, I strain it in a greek yogurt maker for a few days. This yogurt tastes incredible.

Yogurt starter works for nut milk yogurt

I blend up cashews, almonds, pistachios, and a couple of Brazil nuts.
Getting just the right amount of water is the key to success.
About 3:1. Then warm to 110 degrees, add starter, and put in glass jar in and set aside in a warm dark place (inside stove with light on). 7-8 hours later. done.

Repeat customer

Buy this all the time for coconut and soy yogurt. Remember to get pectin or agar powder if you want it thick- instructors and tips are on the cultures for health site. Fresh made is so much better and lacks the sugar often added to commercial yogurt. Just stir in extract to flavor before eating- I like almond. Great with fruit also.

Didn’t turn out

So I was so excited I found this as I’m now dairy free and I have always made yogurt in my instant pot. So last night I got some cashew milk (1/2g) one pack of this blended and set on yogurt this morning it’s very runny!!
I put in fridge hoping it would thicken..... ah not so much luck there 😞
It’s pricey to have it fail
I guess I will have to add pectin / gelatin to next batch and 🙏 it will turn out

Not sure what to do with the failed stuff⁉️⁉️
I will take any helpful suggestions

We're so sorry your first batch of vegan yogurt didn't quite turn out! Even if it doesn't thicken, you can put it in a blender with chia seeds, banana, etc. and create a thicker consistency. Plant-based milk doesn't necessarily thicken on its own, so please check out our article on thickening your homemade yogurt: