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Preparing Fermented Milk Products in a Yogurt Maker
All VIVO starter cultures, except for VIVO Kefir, can be prepared as shown.
All utensils to be in contact with milk must be clean.
They should be treated with the boiling water.

You will need the following:

The starter culture (1 bottle can produce between 1 to 3 litres of fermented milk)
Milk (cow, goat, almond or soybean)
Any model of a yogurt maker can be used. If you do not have a yogurt maker you can prepare it in any pot.


1 Prepare milk.
Milk should be neither too cold (not lower than the room temperature) nor too hot.

2 Add the starter culture.
Make sure that the milk is not hot (not warmer than +40°C). Fill about half of a bottle with the starter culture with milk, close it with a cap, and shake until the starter dissolves completely. Pour the dissolved starter culture into milk, and stir it thoroughly.

3 Leave it for ripening.
Pour the mixture of milk and starter culture into the yogurt maker. If your yogurt maker has a selection of temperature, use the “yogurt” or 36-40°C mode. If the yogurt maker does not have options for a cooking mode, just turn it on according to the instructions. The time for ripening is 8-10 hours or overnight. The soybean and almond milk require more fermentation time.

4 Check the result.
After the ripening time is over, make sure that the product has become thick. If you are not satisfied, let the product ripen for 1-2 hours more and check again.

5 Cooling, maturation, storage.
The ready-to-use product should be cooled in the refrigerator. The best taste is achieved during the maturating process in the refrigerator within a day, but you can consume the product immediately after it is cooled off. The shelf life of the ready-to-use yogurt is up to 5 days. If you wish, you can add fruits, nuts, honey, cereal or sugar to your yogurt. Bon appetite!

The taste and consistency of the finished product depends directly on the quality of the milk used. We recommend to use high-quality milk only and follow our recommendations during the product preparation.
Which milk to choose.
VIVO Quality Assurance
If you do not succeed in your efforts to make a product, do not worry. The VIVO Quality Assurance Program will reimburse you for the cost of the starter culture purchased. And our experts will help you understand the reason for failure and will do everything possible that next time you can make a great product. Under the VIVO Quality Assurance Program, please contact us at: 1-844-369-VIVO (8486) or click here.