Coconut Milk Yogurt – can not wait to make it.

I love Amy Mayers recipes. Simple and awesome. Here is another one!

An update – I have actually tried to make it and it turned out amazing! I had no light in my oven (it is there, but apparently decided to go off sometime recently), the lowest temperature setting is 200 – too much, but it worked!

First I warmed the oven up, just a bit, so it’s not cold, I placed the jar in and kept it there for about 18 hours. I would open in every few hours and check. If it felt cool, I’d leave the over door open, turn the oven on for like 30 seconds, just to allow it to start warming, and then turned it off again. I only did that 3-4 times, not regularly, just as I’d think of it. So I was just winging it, trying to keep it on a warmer side vs. cool – and it worked 🙂

Oven is designed to keep the warmth in, so I figured that if I just try to maintain it on a warmer side this may be enough, and it was. But if you have the inside oven light, and keep it on, this would be sufficient to maintain the appropriate temperature for incubation.

Making another jar today!

Coconut Milk Yogurt

Sensitive to dairy? No need to miss out on yogurt! Just make your own dairy-free Coconut Milk Yogurt.

Greek yogurt in a glass jars

Coconut Milk Yogurt

Aicacia Young, RD, LD

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

Method:

Refrigerate canned coconut milk overnight to allow milk to thicken. Once coconut cream has risen to the top, spoon the cream into a small bowl. If you prefer your yogurt to be a little runny, then use the clear liquid at the bottom of the can. If you prefer very thick yogurt, you may want to use just the coconut cream from 2 cans, discarding the clear liquid or saving it for a smoothie. Empty the contents of one probiotic capsules into the coconut milk and whisk together. If using tapioca starch or gelatin to thicken the yogurt, add to coconut milk mixture and whisk together again. Pour contents into a resealable glass jar and seal the lid. Place the jar in the oven, and allow the coconut milk to incubate while the oven remains off (the temperature will be warm enough to incubate the yogurt cultures). Allow jar to sit in oven for about 18-24 hours, and then place in refrigerator to halt the incubating process. The flavor of the yogurt is directly related with the time it spends incubating, so if you want a tangier and tart flavor, let your yogurt incubate longer. If you dislike tart yogurt, then place yogurt in the fridge after 18-24 hours. Allow yogurt to cool in fridge for about 5 hours, and stir in The Myers Way Chai Cleanse protein powder for added protein, if desired. Season to taste with other flavors of your choosing, and enjoy!

Note: If you do not have access to tapioca starch or gelatin, you can make this coconut milk yogurt without it.

Variations:

  • Stir in your favorite protein powder
  • Add coconut manna for a sweeter flavor without the added sugar
  • Add nuts, flaxseed, or chia seeds for added crunch

This recipe is approved on The Myers Way.

The source of this recipe one and more : http://www.amymyersmd.com/2014/02/coconut-milk-yogurt/

To your health,

Elena

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  • Oon's Spoon
    Reply

    What temperature should the oven be for the incubating process?

    • Elena
      Reply

      I have yet to try the recipe myself, but it does call for an oven that is off, I quote – ” Place the jar in the oven, and allow the coconut milk to incubate while the oven remains off (the temperature will be warm enough to incubate the yogurt cultures)”
      And here is what Dr Mayer herself recommends on her website : ” You can leave the oven light on, or keep the oven off. The heat from just being in the oven will help it culture.”

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you try to make this and how it goes! Good luck 🙂
      We have another snow day here in Boston, so with kids home, this may be a perfect day for us to try the recipe!

  • Oon's Spoon
    Reply

    Thank you so much. I will try this at the weekend I think, how exciting!

    And enjoy the snow, we finally have sunshine in London and the evenings are getting lighter too which is wonderful and seems to fill the whole city with hope.

    • Elena
      Reply

      Oh we are getting even more snow 🙂 Sooooo much! I do not mind, kind of silly to be not okay with something that I have no control over, right 🙂

      I wanted to let you know, I made the yogurt, and it turned out amazing! I had no light in my oven (it is there, but apparently decided to go off sometime recently), the lowest temperature setting is 200 – too much, but it worked!

      First I warmed the oven up, just a bit, so it’s not cool, put the jar in and kept it there for about 18 hours. I would open in every few hours and if it seemed cool in there, I’d open the over, turn it on again for like 30 seconds, just to feel the warming up, and turned it off again. I only did that 3-4 times, not like every hour, just as I’d think of it. So I was just winging it, trying to keep it on a warmer side vs. cool – and it worked 🙂

      Enjoy the sun 🙂 Spring is coming !

      • Oon's Spoon
        Reply

        Amazing! Thank you for letting me know. I have not been able to try this yet but with these extra tips i hope to try it this week.

        Enjoy the snow, we have more rain.

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