Here is a simple and delicious recipe for coconut yogurt! I love coconut yogurt, and often times buy it at the store. But of course, anything store bought can have extra ingredients in there that may not be ideal, such as gums, sweeteners, and preservatives.
So I decided to give making my own yogurt a go. I have made my own yogurt in the past with dairy, but never tried making coconut yogurt. So using inspiration from Minimalist Baker's coconut yogurt recipe, I created this unique blend of berries and peaches sweetened with maple syrup.
Its so simple and so good!
Yogurt Base Ingredients:
Add your can of coconut milk to a glass or ceramic bowl or jar and whisk until nice and smooth.
Open your probiotic capsules, releasing the powder, into the coconut milk.
Switching to a wooden spoon or rubber spatula (make sure no metal touches the coconut milk once you add the probiotics) stir and mix in the probiotics as much as possible. Next, cover your bowl or jar with cheesecloth, a dishtowel, or a nut milk bag and seal with a rubber band.
You want some air to circulate, but protect the yogurt from bugs.
Allow it to sit for 48 hours on your counter or in a warm place. After 48 hours stir and check for tangyness. At this point, it should be tart but not too tart, and much thicker.
Store your coconut yogurt in a jar or container, covered, in the fridge to thicken up.
Maple Strawberry Yogurt:
Take the coconut yogurt you have made out of the refrigerator and divide in half. Reserve one half for the gooseberry and peach yogurt. Add your strawberries and maple syrup to half of the yogurt, and stir well. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat!
Gooseberry Peach Yogurt:
Add your gooseberries and maple syrup to a small pot and heat until simmering. Squash your gooseberries with a fork or potato masher until softened.
Add your peaches and cooked gooseberry/maple syrup mixture in your other half of reserved coconut yogurt. Mix well and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Once the yogurt is nice and cold, it becomes really thick and wonderful!
Feel free to add more maple syrup if you want it a little sweeter!
What I love about this recipe is that its so simple and made with just a few ingredients! No thickeners or refined sugar. You can add or not add as much as you want!