Homemade Coconut Yogurt (Only 2 Ingredients)

Homemade Coconut Yogurt

NEW THING #44:

HOMEMADE YOGURT

Did you know that you can easily make vegan yogurt at home?
Because I didn't.

I always bought it at the store. And I assumed it's difficult to make. Especially the thick Greek-like one.
I mean, I thought they use some fancy machines and intimidating ingredients.

But while taking the cooking classes (New Thing # 34), I learned that yogurt is pretty simple to make with coconut milk & probiotics. Just 2 simple ingredients. That's it!

Still, I don't know about you, but I consider the probiotic capsules the fancy part.
But we were also told that any fermented food contains probiotics, so could also do the trick.
Stuff like miso paste, kimchi, or even yogurt itself (as long as it has live, active cultures).

So I finally decided to try it with sauerkraut, a.k.a. the fermented food I can't live without. And it turned out that it's super simple!

I used the juice & a few tiny pieces of sauerkraut for my first batch. It came out pretty strong,  so I used this tangy yogurt as a starter for my next batch, and it worked perfectly.
I also found out that using only the thick part of the coconut milk makes my yogurt more Greek-like.

Anyway, this is how I did it: 

Homemade Two Ingredients Coconut Yogurt

  • Scoop thick part of the coconut milk into a clean jar. Add a bit of sauerkraut juice (try 1 tablespoon to see how it turns out as sauerkrauts are not created equal). Sometimes I dip a tiny piece of the sauerkraut itself too. Check what works for you. 
  • Add a bit of sauerkraut juice (try 1 tablespoon to see how it turns out as sauerkrauts are not created equal). Sometimes I dip a tiny piece of the sauerkraut itself too. Check what works for you. 
  • TIP: Once you get the first batch rolling, you can use a bit of the previous batch as a starter for the next one. 
  • Leave it for the night at the kitchen counter covered with a cloth.
  • Once it's activated (overnight in my case, but it's Summer weather now), just put it into the fridge to thicken. 
  • That's it!

It tastes incredible!
I love it with fresh strawberries, mixed with frozen berries, over banana bread, or even plain. Way better than the expensive ones we used to buy at the store.
Totally recommend giving it a try!

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