Making non-dairy yogurt


#1

I recently got a pressure cooker I can apparently make yogurt with, but I want to make non-dairy yogurt specifically because of allergies. From what I vaguely understand I need either some kind of starter culture or maybe some kind of vegan yogurt to use as the same. Does anyone know of any brands or anything else I could use to make what is essentially vegan yogurt?


#2

Isn’t yogurt made from milk by definition?


#3

Actually, I think I’ve seen soy yogurt before. You would essentially have to ferment soy milk for that, but in my experience that turns into some pretty nasty smelling solid…


#4

Once you find your culture, you will notice legume/bean/nut yogurts to be runnier than dairy. You may want to add agar or gelatin to help them more resemble greek yogurt.
I don’t think that you have to buy a starter other than an active yogurt from the grocery store.


#5

I think soy ‘yoghurt’ isn’t actually yoghurt - it’s just thickened to look like it.

Yoghurt by definition involves lactic cultures. OP, are you specifically, definitely allergic to yoghurt? People with dairy allergies sometimes are not.


#6

Yes it is.

@moonbase_starbucks, the problem is not the starter or the bacteria culture, but the substance you want to ferment.

What do you want to ferment? soy milk?


#7

I used to make almond milk yogurt. Aside from being runny, the cultures and flavor were like regular yogurt


#8

I guess that the richer in sugars the better. What crappy vegetarian milk looking milk scam has the most sugar on it?


#9

Miki


#10

I don’t know that I’m allergic to dairy, but since I suffer from a whole host of allergies it’s a potential culprit. Since I can now make yogurt with t his pressure cooker I got, I figured I might as well have a go at making yogurt I can eat and avoid dairy for at least a couple of weeks. And I really like yogurt.

I read somewhere in order to make non-dairy yogurt you can use soy milk, as long as it’s just soy and water and nothing else. Which brands are good for that?