Delight your taste buds with the richness of Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt, a nourishing alternative to traditional dairy options. Crafted with just two main ingredients— coconut cream and probiotic capsules—this recipe ensures a simple and wholesome yogurt-making process. The benefits of indulging in Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt extend beyond its delectable taste. As a nourishing alternative to traditional dairy options, coconut yogurt offers a host of advantages. Rich in healthy fats derived from coconut cream, it provides a satisfyingly creamy texture without the need for dairy. Additionally, coconut yogurt is a viable option for those seeking a dairy-free and lactose-free alternative, making it suitable for individuals with dietary restrictions or sensitivities. Packed with probiotics, this homemade yogurt promotes a healthy gut microbiome, supporting digestion and overall gut health. Furthermore, the versatility of coconut yogurt allows for creative culinary exploration, serving as a base for both sweet and savory dishes. Whether enjoyed on its own or as a flavorful addition to various recipes, Homemade Coconut Milk Yogurt not only delights the palate but also contributes to a well-rounded and wholesome dietary experience.
How to Prepare
Place the glass jars you will be using in a large pot of water – be sure that they are covered with water. Bring to a boil then turn off the heat and let jars sit in the hot bath for 10 minutes. Remove with tongs and set aside on a wire rack to cool completely and air dry.
Once the jars are cooled, you can add the coconut milk. You will need a 4 cup + jar per can of coconut milk.
Whisk coconut milk to ensure it is creamy without lumps.
Add 2 capsules of probiotics per can of coconut milk – simply twist the capsule over the jar and the powder probiotic will be released into the milk.
VERY IMPORTANT: Stir in probiotics with a wooden spoon as the metal will affect the growth of probiotics. Stir until creamy and powder is well incorporated.
Place cheesecloth, or thin towel over the top of each jar and secure with a rubber band.
Set jars in a warm place without a draft [I keep on my kitchen counter near, but not right next to, the stove] and allow the probiotics to do their work for 48 hours!
Sample yogurt with a wooden spoon and if you want more tartness, you can let jars stand for another day.
Once the yogurt is the texture and tartness you want, cover, and place the jars in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Add sweetener and fruit of choice just before consuming. You can use coconut yogurt for savory dishes as well.
Coconut Cream: Coconut cream works best [vs. coconut milk] for a thicker result.
Selecting probiotics: Purchase 10-billion CFU + capsules from reliable sources – they need to contain powdered probiotics on the inside. There are some probiotics that need to be refrigerated and some that are shelf-stable.