Symbiota Vegan yogurt culture
NOTE - due to this product including a live culture. All orders will be posted on Monday's or Tuesday's only to avoid parcels being held in post offices over weekends.
Pure and concentrated culture for best results!
Totally vegan but can also be used with dairy milks.
Symbiota is extremely proud of offering a vegan Yoghurt culture which has NO maltodextrins, fillers or lactose! Vegan yoghurts tend to be thinner compared to dairy yogurts.
Simply warm a good quality milk, coconut cream (or homemade nut milk) to 85 degrees Celsius, add thickener (if using), reduce temperature to 42 degrees Celsius, add your vegan yogurt culture and maintain your coconut cream between 38-43 degrees Celsius for at least 8 hours. The longer you leave your yogurt to ferment the more sour it will be. Many people use dehydrators, warm water baths, preheated ovens, heating mats, thermos and more to maintain the temperature of their yogurt at a constant temperature during fermentation process.
NB: Please note it is very important to keep your culture dry. Therefore you MUST allow your sachet of culture to come up to room temperature before opening otherwise the air will condense on the culture and ruin it with moisture.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us for support, that is what we are here for:)
Symbiota Vegan yogurt culture
The first batch of coconut yoghurt I made has turned out to have a grainy texture. I could not eat it. I will try again. I have just made my second batch and i think i worked out where I went wrong. The first time I added the agar after i heated the coconut cream, this time i added it before heating the cream. I am hope this was where i went wrong.
Hi Joanne. I was please to hear (via email) you resolved this problem and now having great success and loving your coconut yogurt:)
Yes you are right, the thickener needs to be added while the coconut cream/milk is still cool, as per instructions
I'm still hunting for the milk culture I had preciously. No heating milk, just sitting on the bench, one day in summer two in winter. It was smooth whereas this one is stringy. Will use in the meantime. XX
Hi Delyse. I have checked back in our system and it seems your previous purchases were the milk kefir culture. Perhaps this is the difference? If you are wanting to order again please select the milk kefir culture instead of the yogurt culture, then no extra warming will be required.
The yoghurt turned out pretty good. The taste was much more mild than other vegan cultures I've tried, which isn't my preference but others might enjoy that. It also took a few hours longer to thicken up.
I would prefer if the cultures came in individual sachets as I'm not confident I can store them properly in my own container. Or alternatively, if the cultures came with a small airtight container or had that as an add-on option.
It has not yet arrived.
Hi Caro. It is important to get in touch with us when a product has not arrived. As per our conversation on our end the couriers have listed this parcel as having been delivered. I am currently investigating/ have opened a dispute to get to the bottom of this. Thank you for your patience.
I love the product..best on the market
Thank you for your feedback Guenter. We are glad you love your culture as much as we do. We put a lot of effort into sourcing only the best spices and freeze dried cultures.