A creamy, thick, dairy-free coconut yogurt made from coconut milk will satisfy that desire for yogurt without making you sick if dairy is a problem! Super easy to make and Paleo, Whole30, AIP.
- 1.5–2 cups of Coconut or Tigernut Milk
- 1/2 – 1 tsp Gelatin*
- 1 capsule good Probiotic, broken open and the contents dumped into the milk
- 2 tsp Maple Syrup (optional)
Place the milk into a sauce pan on the stove. Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk and let sit for a minute. Turn the burner on to medium heat and whisk the gelatin into the milk. Let the milk heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s hot to the touch and the gelatin is completely dissolved. It’s ok if it bubbles a bit, but don’t let it come to a complete boil.
Let the milk cool off for a few minutes, until it just feels warm to the touch (if you have a thermometer, It should be around 110 F.
Add the maple syrup (if using) then break apart and empty the contents of the probiotic capsule into the milk and whisk thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a pint-sized glass canning jar then do one of the following:
INSTANT POT: Put the jar of milk into the basin of the IP. Turn the Instant Pot on, choose the Yogurt Setting, and then manually adjust the time to 18 hours. You can of course do less, but it won’t be as tangy and may not set up as well. I wouldn’t go less than 10 hours.
OVEN: Cover the jar with cheesecloth and place the yogurt into the oven with just the pilot light on for 24-48 hours.
COOLER: Add hot water to a cooler and then place the jar covered in cheesecloth in the water (it should only come up a few inches on the outside of the jar). Close the cooler and let sit for 12-24 hours.
Once the time is up, remove the yogurt and give it a good stir. Put into the refrigerator to chill. It is common for it to be runny or separated when you remove it from the incubation method, but it should set up in the fridge after a few hours.
This will last up to a week in the fridge.
* use Agar Agar Powder in place of the gelatin for a Vegan version
Keywords: dairy-free, Paleo, Whole30, AIP, coconut milk, Vegan