Hi all, I've been taking a probiotic and was really missing yogurt (I went off dairy to see if it helps with my skin and digestion problems, and miss full fat Fage :( ). I've looked several sites up and it seems just simply emptying 1-2 probiotic capsules in coconut or almond milk at the right temperature for at least 8 hrs should work. I have a sous vide machine so was just thinking about doing it in that. The question is, I'm not too sure how to tell if it worked or not. I mean, if it smells sour can't it also just have gone bad and I'd be eating the bad bacteria/misc while the good bacteria didn't take?
Another thing is (maybe I should ask a separate question?), I have some water kefir grains that have been sitting in my fridge for awhile. I don't know if they're any good anymore, or if water kefir grains even work with almond/coconut milk, but I was thinking about trying it out but also don't know exactly what a successful result would be...
Sorry if these questions have common sense answers :/ I wanted to make sure...(if it helps my sense of smell is perhaps a bit weird--my friend said this liver dish I made went bad, but it still smelled sooo tasty to me...maybe that's why I have so many chronic problems...)
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on June 30, 2011
at 01:13 PM
i get all my cultures from cultures for health. they have awesome support, how to videos, knowledge center, and FAQs. ive never failed though. its all been pretty straightforward. i make viili yogurt with heavy cream, and kefir with whole milk. there are separate directions for raw milk. many cultures do work in coconut or almond, but are a one shot deal. i prefer the cultures that work at room temperature (70-78 degrees) instead of having to fiddle with bringing it up to and keeping it at 180 for 12 hours. its just easier. ive always got something going on my counter top. they also sell fermenting supplies and kombucha stuff. their prices are awesome.
but to answer your question, im not sure about water kefir grains in coconut milk, but if you look at the instructions i bet there will be an answer. on the product page, it says "Can be used with sugar water, fruit juice and coconut water". im sure they are still good if they are in your fridge.
on June 30, 2011
at 11:49 AM
will have all the answers you need.