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Old 02-08-2014, 12:50 PM   #1
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Anyone Make Coconut Milk Yogurt?

I recently figured out that dairy is causing my asthma and my love affair with greek yogurt had to end. I tried some commercial non-dairy yogurts and was not impressed, not to mention all I found are all sweetened and expensive

I ordered a yogurt maker this morning with the hope of making yogurt out of coconut milk. I found some recipes online, but I was hoping for advice from real lowcarb people.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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Gina I make it 6 times a month. My yogurt machine makes 5 jars 1 cup each.I make some plain no sweetner and no jam so I can make sauces.Here is the thread on d/f yogurt. The first one is made with cashew milk , post # 14 is cashew & coconut milk.

Dairy Free Yogurt

I have also been making coconut milk yogurt alone.


Coconut milk yogurt
2 cans coconut milk
1 envelope gelatin
sweetner to your taste
7 solaray probiotics dairy free
1/4 c. water to disolve gelatin

Take the 2 cans of coconut milk & pour into large bowl warm up to 110 degrees in microwave oven. Disolve gelatin in water( heat water ), pour into large bowl with milk. When the coconut milk gets to 92 degrees add d/f probiotics , stir well. Pour into jars & put in yogurt machine for 10 hours. then when done put in fridge for 8 hours.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:17 PM   #3
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Vanessa from Healthy how to---- has a sour cream recipe.

coconut milk sour cream
1 can coconut milk
1 T. vinegar ( I used apple cider vinegar)

Put can in fridge overnite. Take out 1 c. of coconut milk cream ( from the top of can, you can use the rest in a smoothie). Add vinegar.

This is awesome.
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Thank you! I am going to try the sour cream too.
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I love the sour cream Gina. You might want to checkout "The Spunky Coconut" . She has a recipe for d/f cream cheese , I tried to make it but I had too much water still in it. She is d/f because of allergies too.

She has great cookbooks too.
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Esther.. can you copy and paste this recipe in the ALLERGY RECIPE section, too? :-)

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Gina check out this thread.
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My first batch is in the yogurt maker now.

I used the tiny little glass jars that came with the maker and it was very satisfying seeing the jars full of would-be yogurt lined up on the counter before I put them in. Kind of like canning or jelly-making.

Esther, I used your recipe but did some educated guessing with the gelatin (had a big container, not packets) and the starter (jar, no capsules) so I hope it works. I also accidentally bought one can of "light" coconut milk and had it mixed in the bowl before I noticed. The darn cans look almost exactly alike.

Is there any difference in time or temperature if I use bigger jars?

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Gina How many cups do you think you made? Mine makes 5 --1 cup jars. I use grass fed gelatin now and its 1 1/2 tsp. of that not packets . I can only find the capsules for the dairy free probiotics. So please tell what kind did you find? Make sure you read the ingredients for the coconut milk. Some have coconut extract & water. Did you buy one with good fat?The light should be ok.

How big are your jars?
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I just used the starter that came with the yogurt maker in the amount they suggested. I don't think I am so sensitive to dairy that it would bother me. The coconut milk is just coconut, water and guar gum.

I sounds like I may not have used enough gelatin. I googled to see how much a packet had, but I don't think I added 1.5 tsp. It has about 45 minutes left and isn't set up. Does it set as it cools like Jello?

The jars are 6 ounces and the kit came with 7 ("One for every day of the week," the box says).
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The yogurt set up a little in the fridge overnight. It is more like kefir than yogurt. I think I'll use it for smoothies.

One thing that is ick- the yogurt machine's directions said to leave the jar lids off. I did that and the yogurt has a skin on top, like when you leave pudding without a lid. I'll have to strain it.

Is it really necessary to leave the lids off, or is there some other way to keep from getting a skin?
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Gina it should look like yogurt. Thick yogurt. The starter that came with it is for milk. It might bother you. You can make yogurt drinks with it.

Always put the lids on them. Mine will seal after heating then put in fridge for 8 hours because I use jars with 2 piece lid and they last for 3 weeks. I make enough for 2 to 3 weeks worth.


Look at it like this you are learning from what you did. That is really good.
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I just made a kefir-like smoothie out of last night's batch. I put it in the Nutribullet with some xylitol and a few frozen strawberries. It was good and had that tangy yogurt taste. I was a little worried that with the gelatin I had just made coconut milk jello.

I am working on another half batch with the same starter. I'll go to town to see if I can find a nondairy one later this week.

I read on someone's blog that she leaves it up to 24 hours for coconut milk to finish. I'll try 12 hours today. If it hasn't set up I'll leave it overnight.

Thanks for all the guidance Esther.
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If I remember I will make some this weekend.
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I tried another batch last night. I bought some dairy-free starter from Whole Foods and the directions were a little different. It came in packets and it said one packet per quart. I wanted to make a smaller batch in case it didn't work. I guess I could have opened it and measured, but didn't.

I used 2 tsp of gelatin and 2 tsp of sugar (for the bacteria to eat).

I got one quart mixed up and broke the jar it was in.

I started over and the second quart seemed OK. I had to use one can plus what I had set aside to mix the starter of the canned milk and topped the jar off with box coconut milk.

I left it in the maker 10 hours overnight and it was still completely liquid this morning. I just put it in the fridge and crossed my fingers.
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I tried another batch last night. I bought some dairy-free starter from Whole Foods and the directions were a little different. It came in packets and it said one packet per quart. I wanted to make a smaller batch in case it didn't work. I guess I could have opened it and measured, but didn't.

I used 2 tsp of gelatin and 2 tsp of sugar (for the bacteria to eat).

I got one quart mixed up and broke the jar it was in.

I started over and the second quart seemed OK. I had to use one can plus what I had set aside to mix the starter of the canned milk and topped the jar off with box coconut milk.

I left it in the maker 10 hours overnight and it was still completely liquid this morning. I just put it in the fridge and crossed my fingers.
Gina you did great!!! It will always be liquid when you take it out of the yogurt maker. Then put it in the fridge all day when you come home you will have yogurt!!!!!!

I just made some. This time I put fruit jam in the bottom, it's pretty good.
YAY for you!!!
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I am crossing my fingers it is solid when I get home from today. I would really like this to work. I bought a little container of commercial coconut milk yogurt ($1.99 ) It was just OK and it was fat free. Ick.
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Can't wait to hear the results, Gina! Fingers crossed!
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Yes, I'm home! It set up!

I went to the movies so I didn't have time to post right after work. I had no idea people were waiting for me or I would have posted from my phone during previews.

It isn't particularly tangy so I'm not sure if I made yogurt or coconut milk jello with the gelatin I added. How do you get that flavor? Could I let it "cook" longer? Add lemon juice? I read one blog where they said they leave coconut milk yogurt for 24 hours. Any thoughts?
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I just ate some with blueberries and granola. It was a little thin and tasted good, but I really could have just poured the coconut cream over the blueberries.

I am going to give it a go again today and try leaving it 24 hours. This really should be working. I'll check the temp on my yogurt maker too. It feels slightly warm, but maybe it is the wrong temp.

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Gina put more d/f probiotics to get it more tangy. Slightly warm is all that you want in your machine.I make this all the time.
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