I’m a huge fan of coconut yoghurt (or yogurt) but find a lot of commercial brands are quite sweet not to mention expensive. Some also contain a few ingredients that I’d prefer to avoid so what better way than to avoid the nasties than to make it myself. I’ll admit I’ve tried a couple of different recipes before with failed attempt due to the temperature not being consistent but this recipe turned out perfectly. I hope it works out as good for you as it did for me.
1 Young green coconut, the meat and and water (room temperature)
1 400ml tin of organic full fat coconut cream (room temperature)
1 Probiotic capsule (preferably one that is kept refrigerated and contains a variety of strains)
1 tsp kombucha (optional)
*If you want an even thicker yoghurt you can add the meat from another young coconut and not add extra coconut water
Add the flesh of the young coconut/s to a blender along with half of the coconut water and 400mls of organic coconut cream and blend until smooth (30 – 60 sec on high depending on your blender). Pour the contents into a sterilized glass jar (I used the one pictured at the end of this post), add the contents of a probiotic capsule and 1 tsp of kombucha and mix to distribute the probiotics. Cover with a clean tea towel or paper towel and place out of direct sunlight (or with a towel wrapped around it) for 24 – 48 hours. The longer you leave it the zingier tasting it will be. You can eat it straight away or transfer it to the fridge for a few hours to allow the yoghurt to thicken more.
What to do with the coconut yoghurt
- Eat it straight from the jar
- Top muesli with yoghurt, fresh fruit, nuts or seeds
- Make parfait by layering coconut yoghurt with granola and berries and top with coconut flakes and cacao nibs
- Use in place of cream cheese
- Add diced cucumber and serve as a side with curry
- Add to your smoothies
- Add to recipes that ask for yoghurt
This photo was taken at about 24 (ish) hours before I transferred the mixture to the fridge where it thickened a bit more.
Edit: I made this recipe well before I had a thermomix but now that I have converted to being a thermomix owner I plan on trying this same recipe using the automated function of the TM5. I’ll let you know how I go :-).