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Easy 2-ingredients coconut yogurt

  • Author: Alice Pagès
  • Prep Time: 2 days 6 hours
  • Total Time: 2 days 6 hours
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast, dessert, side

Description

You’ll never buy store-bought coconut yogurt again after tasting this one. This 2-ingredients coconut yogurt is very easy to make, thick, rich and creamy.


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Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce can of organic full fat organic coconut milk
  • 2 capsules probiotic (at least 50 billions live cultures)

Instructions

  1. Shake the coconut milk can before opening to ensure thorough mixing. Then open the can and pour the coconut milk into a clean dry glass mason jar.
  2. Empty the probiotic capsules into the coconut milk and use a wooden spoon to stir until smooth and no probiotic lumps remain. For extra precaution or if lumps of powder remain, you can mix the coconut milk in a blender for 30 seconds.
  3. Cover the jar with a layer of cheesecloth to allow air circulation, and secure with a rubber band or a string.
  4. Let activate in a warm place (at least 75F) for 24 hours.
  5. After 24 hours, check on the coconut yogurt : the mixture should have started to thicken. Make sure there is no particular smell or coloration. Stir with a wooden spoon to mix the top layer and homogenize. Put the cheesecloth back on the jar and let sit for an additional 24 hours.
  6. After 48 hours total, remove the cheesecloth and stir one last time. At this stage, the coconut yogurt should be already thick and creamy.
  7. Secure the jar with a lid and place in fridge to chill and thicken up for at least 6 hours. The coconut yogurt will continue to thicken until reaching a texture similar to a Greek yogurt.
  8. Your coconut yogurt is now ready. Enjoy plain with granola, fresh fruits or as a topping for pancakes and even savory meals like curry. You can also add a bit of sweetener like agave, maple syrup or fruit purée.
  9. Store covered in the refrigerator for several days. Always check the consistency and smell before consuming. 


Notes

  1. For best results, make sure you are using high quality coconut milk : full fat, with the highest percentage of coconut (at least 85%) and preferably organic. You can use light coconut milk but the yogurt will stay very fluid. For a very creamy and thick consistency similar to Greek yogurt, prefer coconut milk with natural thickeners like guar gum.
  2. Make sure you’re using vegan-friendly probiotics with a minimum of 50 billion live cultures.
  3. Note that the final result highly depends on the coconut milk and probiotics you are using. The taste and texture may vary depending on the brands and countries. I suggest to try different brands until you get the perfect combination.

Keywords: coconut yogurt, dairy-free, side, breakfast, dessert