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4.28.2008

Coconut Milk Yogurt At Last! [Dairy Free] [Soy Free] [Vegan] [Low Carb]

Alas, the coconut milk yogurt has materialized in my kitchen! Sorry for the ridiculously long wait, but as I mentioned previously in my Ginger Sea Bass post, we were waiting on the probiotic and then went to GA for vacation after my exam and blah blah. Yo don't care, right? The yogurt is here in all of its gluten free, dairy free, soy, nut, corn, yeast, yadda yadda free glory!! I am really sorry I am a month late, Seamadien :) Can you forgive me? I am loving your spinach pie and that St. Pats pot pie looks intriguing...



Anyways, back to the coconut yogurt and why I chose Christian from Stephen's Recipes for my adoption way back when. I have a very strong connection to family (at least in my mind, don't ask my mom :) ) and I admire someone who has children and not only devotes their love and energy to them, but also sets aside time to blog about allergen free living for the rest of us! Christian has a sense of humor (see the taste warning at the blog header) and is committed to providing the healthiest environment for her boys. Today in the American age of McDonald's for dinner and tv or texting during a meal instead of family conversation, family values are of high esteem in my mind. I must sound like a crazy fanatical conservative, but sorry to disappoint you Pat Roberson- I just believe in good, ethical, moral living and loving. You chose your flavor of religious, moral, and lifestyle beliefs to suit you, in so long as you do not infringe on others' rights.

In any case, put the tv remote away and don't worry about bringing a Whopper over to dinner at my place. Cindalou's practices good old family mealtime courtesies and stimulating light dinner conversation like "So Mom, what is the exact significance of Jesus being divine for you? Why do people want someone else to die for their sins? That seems like a bit of a break in the personal responsibility chain..?" Ahh, musings of a curious child with really annoying questions and an even more annoying quest for deep, "not canned" responses. I think I offend people with these questions, but I really want to understand. Can you lend me a hand? Or answer? Please..??

And please excuse my politicking; we just met our favorite candidate for NC Congress, BJ Lawson, and "Mr. Liberty" Presidential Candidate Dr. Ron Paul himself is coming to both UNC and Duke on Jon's birthday- May 2nd!! Our amazing Tarheels for Paul coordinator Paige arranged for Jon to have lunch with Dr. Ron Paul, Dr. Lawson, and a few other campaign donors for his birthday too. I'm so excited!! It's not everyday you get that offer since presidential candidates are swamped with supporters at every stop. I believe both Obama and Hillary are in Chapel Hill now as well - I'll have to go check that out. It will just be such a relief to hear something other than McCain being the only Republican candidate on the ticket. This is not true and just shows irritating ignorance. Ergh, enough political frustration - I know everyone feels it in every party (or nonparty) :) How about some gluten/dairy free yogurt goodness?

Coconut Milk Yogurt (half batch)
1 can (15 oz.) organic coconut milk or lite coconut milk
heaping 1/4 t. dairy free probiotic*

Tools Needed:
2 half-quart Mason jars (I used cleaned salsa jars)
large stainless steel spoon
2 large/medium stainless steel pots (I used a double boiler nested pot setup)
kitchen thermometer
a few old clean kitchen towels, a large pot and lid (large enough to hold mason jars) OR yogurt maker


Yeah, we have a wee bit of coconut milk hangin' around...

*I used Culturaid dairy free probiotic since it is free of many of the common allergens: gluten, dairy, yeast, corn, and soy.

*UPDATE* As several of you have pointed out, Klaire Labs has discontinued Culturaid. I've written a length response in the comments section, but to keep it short, we recommend Dr. Ohhira's, Essential Formulas Inc., Probiotic, a 60 capsule probiotic with 12 active cultures, a 5-star rating from 300+ reviews, priced at ~$34.50 - $5 (Referal Coupon Code: JOC350), or $29.50, less than the Culturaid and other competing allergy free probiotics/yogurt starters.


Instructions for Coconut Milk Yogurt
[Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, Yeast Free and Low Carb/Low Fat]

1.) Sterilize your container(s):
I boiled water in my electric kettle to sterilize my yogurt jars and stainless steel pot. After the water boiled, I let it sit for 10 or so minutes while I went onto step 2. When you need two yogurt containers, just discard the hot water.



2.) Pour out the sterilizing water from the pot and pour in the coconut milk. If you didn't shake the can and the milk has separated, just give it a quick stir with a clean/sterilized stainless steel spoon. Turn the milk to medium high heat and keep your thermometer handy. Bring the milk to just boiling with your thermometer in the milk, but not resting or touching the pot (you want the temperature of the milk, not the pot). Continuously stir the milk until it reaches around 160 degrees. I've seen the range of 170-180 degrees for "normal" milk in order to kill the bad bacteria, but the canned organic coconut milk does not suffer bovine growth hormones, animal antibiotics passed into the cow milk, pesticides, or any chemical residues that can hamper regular milk. I am more lax with the temperature for this reason. If you'd prefer to go to the higher temperature, go for it, but make sure to keep stirring so the milk doesn't burn. Several discussions about this post around the internet have questioned my rationale for this step - i.e. "why boil the coconut milk at all? Canned coconut milk ought to be sterilized in the canning process". This is true. The culture requires a coconut milk temperature between 80 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so the 160 degrees cited above is likely overkill.



3.) Set up your yogurt-making area.
The yogurt culturing area can be a real yogurt maker or this handy type setup shown below. All that is necessary is that the yogurt stay around 100 degrees (or as close as possible). I placed 2 jars in my largest pot with a few warmed towels on the bottom to insulate the jars. I used 1 jar for steaming hot water and the other jar for the yogurt. Here's a cool site for making yogurt by livelonger on HubPages which gives nice pictures and the incubation idea of a cooler and hot water instead of a yogurt maker.



4.) Let the coconut milk cool.
Check the milk comes to around 100-110 degrees before adding the probiotic starter. Once the milk has cooled, stir in the probiotic starter. If you were making normal cow-based dairy yogurt, you could use premade/purchased yogurt with live cultures instead of specialty probiotic starter. For dairy free coconut milk yogurt, we can't do this of course- hence the Culturaid.

Boil some more water and pour into one of your open jars shown above. The hot water in this jar along with the insulating towels and closed pot will help keep the yogurt jar warm so the cultures can grown during incubation.

Pour the inoculated yogurt/coconut milk into the other jar and close the lid to keep it warm. I added a few more towels for jar insulation.



5.) Cover the whole setup or your yogurt maker. I turned my pot to very very low heat (barely on) to keep the setup warm. You may not need to do this depending upon the temperature of your kitchen. It was cold and rainy when I made this (Murphy's law in action). Let the yogurt ferment for 6-10 hours. Mine took more like 10 hours since it was so cold in my kitchen (crazy spring weather). Let the yogurt rest while it ferments.



6.) After the allotted time has passed, check the coconut milk yogurt. It should be firm and more of a yogurt texture. Mine was not as thick as cow milk yogurt (which often has yucky thickeners in addition to the plain old yogurt, especially if you eat the nonorganic kind), but it was definitely thicker. It had a nice slightly sweet-sour yogurt bite to it as well as all those uber healthy (nondairy) probiotics! Now I can down yogurt by the quart like Jon, right? :) Refrigerate the yogurt when it is thick and "finished."

The probiotics in yogurt and fermented foods (kraut, etc) are the "good" guys you want in your intestines to help improve your immunity, keep you regular, build and strengthen your bones, lose weight, and detoxify you. One of my favortie online general health bloggers, Cathy Wong, has a great summary of probiotic health benefits and possible interactions. The Harvard Medical School Health Guide also has a good article with some interesting folk uses for yogurt. Probiotics are especially vital in the healing process for those with compromised digestive systems, like those with IBS, Crohn's disease, and Celiac. In addition to this dairy free yourt, I love homemade red cabbage kraut and NutriWest total probiotics. I've noticed a sincere and immeasurable difference in my digestion and energy. It's just anecdotal evidence, but it does obey my "it works" philosophy. Yet another great resource is USProbiotics.org. A general Google search on the health benefits of probiotics is overwhelming, so I'm barely scratching the surface here. Don't fret, I'll be back ranting about them much more in future posts. My other favored site for health info at World's Healthiest Foods has a great summary on (regular) yogurt. Keep in mind that this coconut milk yogurt is dairy free, but since it is cultured with the probiotics it will contain many of the same fermentation byproducts like some B vitamins.

Oh, and Melissa, I have not forgotten about the 6 line meme! Uhh, I am still struggling with 6 (positive.... or at least not blaringly negative) things to say about myself. Here's a try at 6 words that summarize who I am:
  1. independent
  2. open minded
  3. compassionate (my mom might disagree when we get into politics, hehe)
  4. tenacious (strong willed? what's the difference... it is subtle I guess)
  5. assertive
  6. principled (to a point of aggravation of others I'm afraid :) )
Do I get another 6 billion words to describe a bride-to-be with a few more weeks until her wedding? Suppose not .. stupid rules! Who makes up these things? Why do we need so many rules... why can't we do fun things, like list the top 6 problems with modeling the cosmic ray muon flux near the surface of the Earth? Come on, please? I could use some help and non-wedding motivation :)

Since this post is already riduclously long, I'll be back with a recipe and/or use for the yogurt later. For now I'll just stop here and go spoon some of the leftover yogurt on some freshly ground flaxseed (omega 3's, high protein, and all carbs=fiber), sliced fresh pear (keeping the washed, organic peel for fiber and vitamins), and a drizzle of blackstrap molasses (high in iron, B vitamins). Hey after writing all of this, I'll a little wiped out for a whole fancy recipe :)

A new recipe using yogurt that looks delicious is from Natalie @ Gluten Free Mommy who whipped up some yummy Yogurt Raspberry Lime Ice Cream. I can't wait to try it or something similar! I use the Vitamix to make many of our ice creams/sherbets, so maybe I'll toss some coconut yogurt into my old Raspberry Smoothie in honor of your ice cream, Natalie! (I don't use the egg protein anymore, its not necessary with the coconut yogurt and protein powders are NOT health foods- they're more like weight-building short term tools (I am still trying to gain weight & muscle) and not long term health or meal replacements. The only powder is still love is Manitoba Harvest's Organic Hemp powder- it comes in protein powder, powder plus fiber, and good old hemp seeds- all with the perfect balance of Omega3:6 fats for optimal health! It makes a killer blueberry smoothie, Yum!

97 comments:

  1. Ah, I missed you! I am bookmarking this one! I wish I could go see Ron Paul (so bad) but alas no babysitter. I bought some hemp powder for protein, but not that brand. I will have to look for it....I think mine is Ruth's Organic?

    Best wishes for your upcoming wedding!

    xoxo
    Natalie

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  2. WOW, this post was definitely worth the wait! Your cabinet looks like mine with all the coconut milk in it -- my favorite is the 365 Organic Lite Coconut Milk, too! It's less expensive than most of the others (other organic ones) and it's smoother. I remember making yogurt back in my hippie-girl days, but that's been awhile. Your post has motivated me to try it again, especially now that I'm not eating dairy (among other things). And coconut is seriously one of my favorite ingredients. I use it for one thing or another every day.

    And I loved your meme! Your word choices seemed so fitting, even if I haven't actually met you. I feel like we're friends and as I read your words, I though, RIGHT-ON! Tenacious had to be in there!(Dynamic, spirited, energetic -- well, I could go on.)

    Anyway, I'm glad you're back and I absolutely loved (LOVED) this post!

    You always make me smile!

    Melissa
    xo

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  3. Hi and thanks for the recipe, Is high on our list to try. Will return often-love your blog.
    Regards,
    Ross.

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  4. I would have never thought about making coconut milk yoghurt! A truly amazing idea!

    I haven't yet made my own youghurt, but I've been planning to do it for quite some time already. As I'm a fan of coconut milk, I'm sure I'd like it a lot:)

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  5. Hi Cindy,
    I made the yogurt with LongevityScience EnteroPro. It is vegan. I opened 2 caps and used the full fat coconut milk. I used my yogurt maker and let it sit for 24hrs. It was quite loose compared to commercial yougert. I put it in the fridge to get cold and it did thicken a bit more.It wad delicious. I added a drop of essential oil of orange and a splash of agave. I didn't want anything real heavy(like fruit) to cover up the creamy/tart flavor. Glad I waited for you to get it posted. I am making it again today and may try a little lemon oil.
    Thanks, Debbie

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  6. Sounds really good -- I might have to give this one a try!

    Thanks for sharing & the pictures help a lot!

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  7. Where did you find the Culturaid? A google search turned up nothing! Is it kosher? Do you know of any kosher, dairy-free yougurt starers?

    Sarah Zeldman
    www.HealthyShabbat.com

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  8. hi.

    I am desperately seeking Culturaid. Where did you find it?

    Thank you for your fabulous blog.

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  9. Hi, would love to make this and would love to find out where oh where do you purchase the Culturaid?? Can't find it anywhere!! Thanks a bunch!

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  10. Hey Cindy,

    Really cool post! I'm trying out the Paleo Diet and therefore am not having any dairy, so I really dug this idea. I can have yogurt again, yay! I just wanted to let you know that I linked over to you on my article about my officially becoming a caveman on the paleo diet under the link list for great recipes. If you've got anymore recipes that are Paleo friendly, I'd love to feature them in a post.

    http://www.gohealthygofit.com/im-officially-a-caveman/

    Thanks again and love the site!

    All the Best,

    Andrew R

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  11. Hi!

    Sorry it has taken so long for us to respond to all of you posting here in regards to culturaid. We only just recently received a response from Klaire labs: Culturaid has been discontinuued. Thank to Debbie for finding this out as well.

    Suffice it to say, Culturaid is indefinitely unavailable. There are a few other comparably priced options. Culturaid, back in March, was $26.50 + ~ $6 shipping, or ~ $33.

    Debbie mentioned Longevity Science EnteroPro, which at $29.99 + ~ $6 shipping comes out comparable in price, so I would recommend it especially since Debbie has found success with this starter. Unlike Culturaid, EnteroPro is designed as a probiotic and its intended use is not as a yogurt culture. That being said, it still ought to work.

    If you're more comfortable either purchasing a product designed for yogurt-making, or like the simplicity of making purchases through amazon, there's dairy free, gluten free option available from amazon: YoLife Yogurt Starter. The price for this starter is ~ $37 including shipping, but it has 20-25% more starter than the culturaid.

    There are in fact still a few more options. One more common choise is GI ProStart, or formerly progurt. This is a starter designed explicitly for yogurt, but the company is out of stock until November 17th.

    If you are considering EnteroPro, there are other options to consider as well. EnteroPro, unlike the culturaid, ProStart, and Yolife, is designed for use as a Probiotic supplement first and foremost. Nonetheless, as probiotics are live bacteria, they ought to work fine for yogurt culturing. There are a great options from IHERB, a website that Cindy and I order from monthly - bimonthly (highly recommended!).

    Dr. Ohhira's, Essential Formulas Inc., Probiotic is an excellent, 5-star (300+ reviews) allergen free probiotic available for $32.50 + ~ $2 shipping (60 capsules, as EnteroPro). In fact, if you've never shopped at iherb.com, you can receive a $5 discount by using JOC350 as your "Referral Coupon Code".

    Sorry for such a late response - hope this helps!

    Jon

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  12. Cindy,
    Someday when I get energy I'm going to try this!
    I've been missing yogurt and this looks great!
    Where did you get the recipe?

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  13. Hi Cindy,
    This recipe looks just fabulous. The other day I was at the local natural food store. This woman passed my me, and upon looking at my cart, asked if I was gluten and dairy free. I laughed because she was right on! Anyway, she recommended 2 "new to market" yogurts. My children really like them both. But, I was not overly impressed. Probably because I remember what yogurt is supposed to taste like - they do not! Ricera (gluten, dairy, soy free and vegan) and So Delicious. The latter is a coconut milk base. But, it got me thinking that I would really like to make my own to see if I could tweek the taste - which led me to your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to test and post this recipe. We will be making AND enjoying copius amounts of yogurt in the future!

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  14. Hi Cindy,
    I have been trying to research how to make my own coconut milk yogurt which is what brought me to your site. However, I cannot figure out what is feeding the bacteria? I assume it is the sugar in the coconut milk, but what kind of sugar is that? Wouldn't that be a concern when I am choosing my culture?

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  15. nice recipe and nice blog, I'll try at home

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  16. This recipe is also very good for special kids. May I somehow add vegetarian hampers. This is toxic free and a nice way to give as presents.

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  17. Wow, so many great recipes I don't know where to start. A great website to find some recipes for eating at home!

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  18. Merry Meet, Cindy!!

    I just ordered a yogurt maker, with glass cups, for under $20 from walmart. I'm looking forward to experimenting!

    To all your readers, there is now a coconut milk yogurt on the market. I've seen it in both health food stores and regular grocery stores. The brand name is So Delicious, and it is gluten free, dairy free, and soy free. It has 6 active cultures, and though they do not make an unsweetened version, I plan to use this as my starter culture. I had some of the plain (though sweetened) yogurt from So Delicious a few days ago, and it really is very good. There are some emulsifiers and thickeners in there, but hopefully I'll be able to save some yogurt from every batch I make to use for the starter for the next batch. I am thinking of using coconut flour as a thickener, but not sure if this will work or not!

    Brightest Blessings,
    Kelly

    (I am posting as anonymous as I don't have any of those accounts needed to post!)

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  19. Coconut yogurt...never heard of it, never tried it, gonna make it.

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  20. Hi all,
    I have experimented lately with making vegan nut "cheese" and it's wonderful. Doing that led me to construct a simple home made "yogurt maker". I use an inexpensive heating pad from a drug store, cover it with as many layers of towels needed to create the required temperature (takes a few trials), and use another towel to cover the "Cheese" while fermenting. I'm going to try this wonderful yogurt recipe tomorrow using my "yogurt maker". Thank you Cindy for this recipe! I've tried the So Delicious yogurt mentioned above, and although it is fairly good I much rather make my own additives free and plain unsweetened version.
    Love & Balance,
    Orit

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  21. I have to say that the more i browse your site the more impressed that i am. I cannot wait to try this recipe for my son. He loves yogurt but cannot have it due to his dairy allergy.

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  25. Hey i was wondering if you can just use the average capsule of acidophilus bifidus probiotics capsules. Just open them up and dump them in? Does this work? Or is the formula your suggesting something completely different? Please email me back the answer, ANYONE if you know

    alleyadam@hotmail.com

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  26. Thanks for the recipe!! I'm excited to find a dairy and soy free yogurt because I recently cut both out of my diet...

    I tried to make this recipe using homemade coconut milk and store-bought So Delicious and unfortunately, it never solidified. This might be because the store-bought yogurt has a lot of other stuff added into it, or it could have something to do with making my own coconut milk (using desiccated coconut). I'm going to try again following the recipe more exactly. :) If only it were as easy as dairy yogurt!!

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  27. Hi, great website. I live in Australia and the So Delicious isn't sold here so I'm going to try this recipe. I have some Kefir, can I use this as the yogurt starter?
    Thanks
    Cath

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  28. thanks for the blogs. Thank the Lord that information is available to us to help keep our bodies and minds healthy. and I am thankful that He loved us enough to die for our sins, so that we didn't have to die for our own sins! Praise Jesus (the only purest sacrifice of all time) God bless er'body and thanks so much for the information!! :o)

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  29. Where do you buy the klair lab probiotics? I need their infant formula probiotic and don't know a reputable source.

    THX!!!!!!

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  30. I love Coconut Milk Yogurt . Thanks for sharing the Instructions for Coconut Milk Yogurt. Will give it a try.

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  31. Excellent article, thank you very much for this information. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well.

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  32. I'm head over heels in love with this recipe to prepare coconut yogurt! I love having some yogurt everyday, but I'm sick and tired of the same flavors day after day. I think yogurt companies most create new things just as you did.

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  33. HI I have been making the coconut yogurt for the past six months and like others I have not boiled the milk d/t the fact I thought it was already sterilized. Sooo do I really need to? I have been using an organic live culture yogurt to start mine and has worked out good. If I understand you correctly - this is not good enough and I should buy the capsules eh?

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  34. What a great article...I loved it. Easy to follow and easy to understand. Coconut milk is fantastic for yogurt. Great article

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  35. I used the recipe to make coconut yogurt. I followed it, and it only half worked. The yogurt didnt thicken. Does it make a difference that I used Plain coconut milk yogurt as the starter? What am I doing wrong??? Please help me out.
    Thanks,
    Stefani

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  36. I'm not to up on coconut yogurt but the starter bacteria needed to make ordinary yogurt are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. So for the readers who want to use a store bought yogurt as your starter you must ensure that it contains a good amount of those.

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  37. Hi!

    I tried to make coconut yogurt today using the So Delicious coconut milk and Yogourmet as a starter. I just took it out the yogurt maker and put it in the fridge after about 6 hours and its really watery! It seems to have seperated... O.o Does making it with canned coconut milk make a big difference to the firmness of the outcome?

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  38. Hello, I have been researching making coconut milk yogurt for a while now as my family can't have dairy and goat milk doesn't appeal to me. I have two questions for you though...
    1) Do you have to add a form of sugar to the yogurt for
    the bacteria to eat? I've seen other recipes that
    say this is necessary.
    2) How do you use the Dr. Ohira's probiotic? Does it
    dissolve in the warm milk?
    Thank you so much, I can't wait to try this!
    Leona

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  39. I have been buying Onken Coconut yoghurt for the last few months, however you cant buy it anymore as it was "limited" edition. Will give this a go and hopefully it will taste as nice :)

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  40. That sounds really awesome. I love cocount and have been eating a lot of yogurt recently anyway. There's so much good research out there these days about the benefits of coconut oil. This is a great way to get coconut into your diet. Thanks!

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  41. Thanks for the recipe and the entertaining commentary about your life and the meme!

    Looking forward to experimenting with making my own yoghurts. It looks like a lot of work but hopefully the results will be worth it

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  43. There are lots of coconuts here in our place. Would be great to try that recipe.

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  47. How do you use Dr Ohhiras probiotic? i tried to dissolve it in milk - and it have not dissolved... milk cooled while i tried to dissolve it.. i could not cut this capsule too... i dont know how my yogurt will turn out

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  48. Actually I now culture coconut milk yogurt and organic soy yogurt. (As you recall, fermented soy is very nutritious and healthy. The unfermented soymilk, however, is not- see my previous soy post). I do not use the starter culture anymore at all. I use about 1/4-1/2c. of my previous batch of non-dairy yogurt (or 1/4c. of the Wildwood unsweetened plain soy yogurt) plus an (one) open capsule of the Mercola complete probiotics which have 66 billion bacteria, including the strains necessary for yogurt culturing. I also recently started adding one open capsule of the NOW gluten and dairy free 55 billion probotic capsules. I throw in 5 acidophilis capsules (low bacteria count but I have them on hand) for fun. Those do not have the bacteria necessary to culture the yogurt. Anyways, the yogurt comes out nice a semi-solid and taste great! As a note I also achieved great results with just the 1/4c. started from my previous yogurt plus one open Mercola complete probiotic. How that helps!

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  49. Coconut is a very nutritious food. I always make sure I drink coconut milk at least once a week.

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  53. Step by step instructions...thank you! Coconut milk yogurt is on the way.

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  55. I am tring this recipe out right now w/almond milk and honey. I cut my O-hira's caps(2) open and squeezed out the contents. I only heated the milk up to 110' so we'll see...:-)

    rebekah-in-alaska

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  56. Ok it didn't work. The milk separated and it didn't thicken at all,but it did culture/ferment so I'll pour it in a smoothie,and try coconut milk next time they have it at our whole foods store.
    Rebekah-in-Alaska

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  57. Rebekah,
    Sorry to hear that it didn't work for you. Were you using pure coconut milk (mine only add guar gum other than coconut milk-the nut meat and water). Other additives might be a problem with culture interference, but most likely the temperature wasn't consistently high enough (or too high) for the culture to ferment the milk and thicken it. That has been my experience in the past. It takes a lot of tweaking! Hope it works better for you in the future.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  58. Thanks for this recipe I have just found out my 2 young children are dairy intolerant and was wondering how I could give them these nice deserts. Do you know where I can get this pro-biotic in Australia. Are they sold in health food shops or do you know if I can make this myself.

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  59. A great way to keep the area warm for the fermenting when it is cold in your kitchen is to use a heating pad on low or medium wrapped around or just under your pot with the glass bottles in it.

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  62. Wow! Two of my most favorite things combined :D same great health benefits, new taste! I am absolutely gonna make lots of coconut milk yogurt :)

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  64. I'm intrigued about this idea of coconut yogurt. Assume it would also need to contain live bacteria such as lactobacillus or bifidobacterium species - so you'd get the probiotic benefit as well.

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