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DIY Cultured Foods – Tip

“How do you tell if your cultured food product is bad?”

“It’s as off-color as my jokes.”

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Not Good! Off color culture

This, folks, is not the color coconut milk yogurt is supposed to be.

I made a double batch this time – four cans of coconut milk, in two mason jars. I’m using a heating pad in a cooler to culture the bacteria between 108 and 112 for about 24 hours.

Both jars were fine this morning, with eight hours incubation time to go. I have no clue what happened to this jar. The other is thankfully ok!  Although I will be inspecting it extra carefully as I spoon it into containers for this coming work week.

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Coconut Yogurt, Take One

Well, it’s not pretty, but it is yogurt.

Funny how none of the coconut milk yogurt recipes mention this separation…

Coconut Yogurt, Take One

But this is what I expect from cultured milk products – both yogurt and kefir – so I guess it’s a good sign.

The real question: is it edible? Stay tuned!