ABY3 Probiotic Yogurt Culture/Recipe

ABY-3 yogurt culture for mild flavored, smooth or heavy bodied yogurts.

About This Product


Making your own yogurt is simple with the ABY3 Probiotic Yogurt Culture/Recipe. Yogurt is itself a nutritional super-food, offering a variety of probiotics that help with digestion and nutrition on a daily basis. It is important to note that not all yogurts are created equal; many store bought brands contain additional ingredients such as thickeners and artificial flavors that take away from yogurt’s wholesome nature. By making your own with a probiotic yogurt starter, you know exactly what goes into the bodies of you and your loved ones, offering you the most control over taste, thickness, and consistency. In addition, the cost of producing your own yogurt is often much less than relying on grocery stores, and has a lower environmental impact from plastic containers.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best probiotic cultures for your homemade yogurt. The ABY 3 produces better results than any product found in the store. Its four separate culture strains yields a smooth and heavy bodied yogurt with a mild flavor that’s perfect alone or added to any number of recipes. With a very low post-acidification, this blend is suitable for stirred, cup set, or drinkable yogurts. This probiotic yogurt culture and recipe consists of documented probiotic strains LA-5® and BB-12 ®. Store the culture frozen in a sealed container to avoid contact with humidity, and the yogurt starter will be ready to make small or large batches. In total, the 50 dose packet can combine with 70 gallons (250 liters) of milk.

Use either our medium or large food grade nylon straining bag to strain out some of the yogurt whey which will result in a very thick Greek yogurt, high in milk solids and rich in good fat and proteins.  Our medium straining bag  will accommodate up to 1 gallon batches while our large straining bag will accommodate up to 7 gallons.

ABY3 probiotic culture is an excellent choice for those experienced in yogurt cultures or just starting out on their home-fermentation journey, working well with other home made yogurt supplies. Look into additional yogurt ingredients, as well as Kefir Kombucha, and tea products and recipes to infuse your diet with wholesome and nutritious homemade options. 

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Bifidobacterium lactis Lactobacillus casei
Make Yogurt easily with our Deluxe Yogotherm Yogurt Making Kit  ;  You can also use your Insta-Pot to make yogurt!
Heat your milk to 180-185f (82-85c), then cool to inoculation temperature. Usually your yogurt will taste nominal in 4-8 hours. To make Greek Yogurt, strain the yogurt through a fine mesh food grade nylon bag.
ABY-3(thick set): Thermophilic lactic acid culture. Contains the documented probiotic strains BB-12 ® and LA-5®. 50 dose packet can be used with 70 gal. (250 liters) milk. The culture will produce yogurt or fermented milk with high body, very mild flavor and very low post-acidification. Suitable for cup set, stirred and drinking yogurt. This is a great blend, use an appropriate amount to make one gallon or less. 
Three A-1 Grade Premium Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans value $28.00. Only $14.97 when purchasing our Yogurt Culture. Scrape the tiny seeds from one Vanilla Bean to add delicious flavor to your yogurt. These beans are much longer than what you usually find and they are thick and plump. Only the best for our customers who take pride in using the highest quality ingredients.

Directions for Use:

Remove culture from the freezer just prior to use. Sanitize the top of the pouch with chlorine. Open the pouch and pour the freeze-dried granules directly into the pasteurized product using slow agitation. Agitate the mixture for 10-15 minutes to distribute the culture evenly. The recommended incubation temperature is 35-45°C
Hobbyist:this packet will make approximately 150-200 one gallon batches of yogurt, costing approximately $.22-$.25 per one gallon batch.
Usage rate:  1/16-1/8th tsp. (.3-.6ml) for 1-2 gal. 3.78(l) of milk. Using a dry sanitized small spoon, remove the culture and distribute onto the warmed milk to inoculate at (95-113°F) 35-45°C. Or follow the recipe here or in recipes.  Do not allow the culture to come into contact with water, humidity. Fold the foil packet up to help seal it and store in two plastic Zip Lock or similar brand plastic bags in the freezer. To re-culture and make more yogurt, use a ratio of 10-1 (milk to yogurt) to make additional yogurt batches.   
Shipping included within the USA.  International shipping available.

What Our Customers Say

  • 5
    The BEST...

    Posted by HWurst on 2nd Jan 2022

    Best yogurt I've ever made (mild, smooth, Greek-style). This culture is 'foolproof' for making excellent yogurt.

  • 5
    Yogurt culture

    Posted by Barbara Corson on 25th Oct 2021

    This is my favourite yogurt culture, it had never failed to make the most delicious, silky yogurt ... something I am proud to share with friends!

  • 5
    Finally a replacement option for a brand we can’t find in stores.

    Posted by Jerry Willis on 28th Feb 2021

    We had been eating a yogurt from the store with the BB-12 probiotics. My wife has severe digestive issues and has been on the FODMAP diet for a while. Most stores have not stopped caring that yogurt in our area. However this is even better. We are now back to making our own yogurt about once a week using these cultures. The cultures produce a very thick and creamy Greek style yogurt after draining, with just a slight tanginess. The shipping was really fast and the product is excellent! Highly recommend both The Cheese Maker and these probiotic cultures.

  • 5
    The best yogurt culture!

    Posted by Ruth Mitchell on 15th Dec 2020

    This culture is sweet and thick-works well w our fresh goat milk here in Jamaica!

  • 5
    ABY-3 probiotic culture

    Posted by Barbara E Corson on 16th Nov 2020

    This culture never fails to make an absolutely delicious, firm yogurt for me. we love it!

  • 5
    ABY3 probiotic culture

    Posted by Ellen Paul on 6th Aug 2020

    I have been using this culture to make yogurt for at least four years. Works every time. Mild, tangy yogurt even kids will eat.

  • 5
    Great yogurt.

    Posted by Lucelle on 30th May 2019

    I just wanted to let you know that I've been making yogurt for years, using a spoonful of store-bought yogurt, and it was pretty good. Then I stumbled upon your site and bought some real yogurt culture. The yogurt I've made using the culture is fantastic! No more pretty good - now it's great. Thanks!

  • 5
    smooth texture

    Posted by Vafa on 30th May 2019

    Very satisfying. I have been trying different cultures and so far this one is the best.

  • 5
    Great flavour

    Posted by Kimberly on 28th Jun 2018

    Consistent culture with a great flavour every batch. This is my second order of this culture and I see no reason to change. Love the instructions it came with too!

  • 5
    Best Yogurt Culture by far

    Posted by Mike Bowman on 23rd May 2018

    I have used many different cultures and my wife likes this far better than any other. She said it had just the right amount of sweetness and tartness. My new GO TO yogurt culture!

  • 5
    thick yogurt

    Posted by Lisa on 4th Mar 2018

    My yogurt turned out great, after following the instructions to a T. I used a heating pad set at a medium temperature, with a blanket wrapped around the yogurt. Did this in the evening, and by the morning it turned out good and thick.

  • 5
    Turned Out First Try

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Jan 2018

    I am new to yogurt making, and this culture allowed me to be successful on my first try. It makes a nice mild yogurt with a thick, smooth texture. Much better than any yogurt from the store!