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Do you know that you can get all the nutritional benefits yogurt provides by making it with coconut milk? It's true! If you're dairy intolerant, paleo, or vegan... you too can enjoy this great tasting yogurt. Honestly, making you own coconut milk yogurt is actually cheap - costs less than 40 cents a cup, fun to do, and totally delicious.
When you have a craving for a creamy, thick textured good tasting Greek yogurt, but you don't have the energy or the time to spend making something hard... coconut milk yogurt is just what you need. And if that isn't enough to convince you... let me sweeten it a bit for you.
This delicious yogurt allows you to use some capsules of probiotic powder in the recipe or a dash of kefir to sneak in some good ole bacteria. In other words, it's full of shortcuts. However, in the end, it piles up considerably well. And it tastes a heck of a lot better than your everyday coconut milk yogurt found in stores.
I do want to stress to you but... even though this recipe is easy to make... it's important to choose the right coconut milk. When making this recipe use a high-fat, organic coconut milk (cans or tetra-packs either will do). These can be found at your Whole Foods, grocery stores, and/or online. Or you could buy full-fat coconut milk and add tetra packs or cartons.
Word of caution, whatever you do... NEVER buy or use the coconut milk “beverages” that you can find readily available in the cereal aisle at your local grocery store. It includes numerous additives, is extremely watered down, and your yogurt won't taste as delicious as the real deal.
You do need a yogurt starter culture which will enable you to introduce the fermentation bacteria to the milk. However, if you're dairy intolerant or vegan, then you can use a non-dairy yogurt starter.
In this recepe, I’m making use of one inch of dairy-free, high-quality, probiotic cultures because it contains some bacterial strains called S. themophilus, L. bulgaricus, and L. casei.
In closing... I'd like to say that I added all of these elements together when I made my coconut milk yogurt and it turned out to be a creamy, tangy, mouth watering, healthy treat that I have eaten almost every day all week.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 224||From Fat 217|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 24g||37.1%|
|Saturated Fat 21g||106.9%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1.2%|
|Dietry Fiber 0g||0.1%|
|Vitamin A 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.03mg||1.6%|
|Vitamin C 1.13mg||1.9%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 0.02mg||0.1%|
|Vitamin K1 0.1µg||0.1%|
|Pantothenic acid 0.19mg||1.9%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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