Author Topic: Adding Kefir To Yogurt Starter  (Read 1161 times)

Offline JustPeachy

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Adding Kefir To Yogurt Starter
« on: May 11, 2012, 08:35:04 PM »
I just tried this on a lark and love the result. Anyone else try it?

I've been making my own yogurt for over a year now with much success, but during the last 6mos I've been doing a low carb version with predominately heavy whipping cream. This most recent batch, I got a wild hair and decided to throw in some kefir (not the grains) with my starter just to boost the probiotic benefits, since I had it in the fridge and needed to use it. I seriously didn't expect the added depth of flavor that came through. It produced a rich, tangy and very flavorful yogurt in just 10hrs incubation time! I'm definitely going to make this my go-to in the future. Do you think the kefir really boosted the probiotics more than the yogurt would have otherwise?


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Re: Adding Kefir To Yogurt Starter
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 09:12:32 PM »
Depends on the strains in the kefir. Generally, yes.
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Re: Adding Kefir To Yogurt Starter
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 09:06:48 PM »
If you make your kefir out of good kefir gems, then yes, probiotic properties are enhanced.

Have a look at my Kefir starter post for a list of bacteria.

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Re: Adding Kefir To Yogurt Starter
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 05:50:32 AM »
Thank you both for the replies!

Gurkan, your thread was very interesting. I don't know if my gems are good or not. This is my first try at kefir of any kind. I never even purchased commercial kefir to try before getting the gems. I have worked with sour dough and yogurt many times in the past so I was interested to try them.