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Who knew making homemade coconut yogurt could be so easy! Below you will find my tips, tricks, and best brands to making your own homemade dairy free yogurt. This recipe is highly adaptable and makes the creamiest treat.
The recipe calls for only TWO main ingredients, one can of full fat coconut cream and two probiotic capsules. I’d call this recipe a mini science experiment as there are some precautions we need to take before starting this process.
Ensure that the brand of coconut milk doesn’t have more than just the coconut milk and maybe guar gum. There are so many different varieties out there so just ensure you get the FULL FAT and with no added sugar alcohols as these don’t tend to work as well.
Some brands that have worked for me include Native Forest, Whole Foods 365, Simply Organic Target Brand.
The type of probiotic you use will also affect your fermentation time. I have always used a probiotic that has at least 50 billion CFU as these seem to work the best. My favorite brand I use both regularly and in my yogurt can be found here.
We also need to be careful when stirring the probiotics into the coconut milk. Probiotics are sensitive to metals therefore it is best to use a wooden spoon when mixing. If you do use a metal utensil you run the risk of deactivating the probiotics and this will prevent fermentation from occurring.
This recipe is super delicious to throw into a bowl with berries and my favorite Spread the Love Raspberry Jam!
A simple 2-ingredient recipe to make the creamiest and fluffiest yogurt you’ve ever tasted!
Shake can to blend coconut milk
Pour into a glass jar
Empty the contents of both probiotic capsules into the coconut milk and blend with a WOODEN utensil or chopstick
Cover with Cheese Cloth or nut milk bag
Let sit for 24-48 hours out in room temperature to desired tanginess. Place in fridge and the yogurt will stiffen a bit more as well
Keep in Fridge in an air tight container will keep for up to 4-5 days.