I love to make yogurt–I’m able to control the ingredients that do (and don’t) go in it, sweeten it to my liking and make it in clay–which makes the best yogurt ever!
I use my VitaClay to make my yogurt: I love how simple it is, and it comes out great every time.
Making yogurt is an art and a science, however, especially when using different types of milk and cultures.
So when given the challenge to create a coconut milk yogurt recipe, I was excited: I knew with VitaClay it would be easier than ever, but I hadn’t tried to make anything other than cow’s milk yogurt, and didn’t know how it would come out.
I went to the store and bought a lot of different things to try it out
Then I realized I had forgotten to get canned coconut milk, so I went back the following day and picked up a few cans of that and coconut cream so I could play with the creaminess.
And the testing began!
First I tried some of the bottled coconut milks that you see above… they had a little bit of sugar so I thought that would help with the fermentation.
They tasted great both before and after the fermentation, but they didn’t thicken up at all.
I tried it a few times with different drinkable coconut milks and ratios of probiotics, but didn’t get much better results.
Finally I used canned coconut cream, blended it until smooth beforehand, and used 4 probiotics capsules instead of one. The results came out great, and it was even easier than I imagined!
Coconut Yogurt recipe for VitaClay
- 1 can coconut cream
- 4 capsules probiotics (I used these)
- 1 T coconut sugar (optional)
- Blender (hand immersion or regular)
- Blend the contents of the coconut cream can until smooth
- Add to VitaClay pot
- Stir in contents of probiotics capsules and sugar (if adding)
- Close, seal and press slow cooking button to select “yogurt”
- (Default time is 8 hours)
- After 8 hours elapses, allow to rest another 12-15 hours
- Strain, Serve and enjoy!
- Refrigerate the leftovers
When you strain it out, use the probiotic-rich resulting “coconut whey” in smoothies or just drink it for a refreshing, nutrient-rich beverage.
It tastes great too! Very creamy and rich–perfect with a drizzle of honey or some fruit.
Let me know what you think!
What do you love to eat in your yogurt, or how do you use coconut yogurt in cooking?
If you want to save money and avoid yucky ingredients by making coconut yogurt yourself but don’t have a yogurt maker, consider VitaClay! there are several models and sizes, and all of them make great yogurt, no matter what type.
And if you order now you can get 10% off your order on the VitaClay site! Just use coupon code NOURISH10.
If you have any questions on the yogurt making process or my experience with VitaClay, feel free to reach out to me via email or on messenger. Bon Apetit!
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