Benefits of Coconut Yogurt

If you have to limit or eliminate dairy in your diet, coconut yogurt can be an awesome way to get probiotics in the same creamy and delicious way as the typical dairy variety. Coconut yogurt can be an especially powerful source of probiotics and has an extra tangy, effervescent effect. Add coconut yogurt to smoothies, or enjoy a few spoonfuls with nut butter and berries – the options are endless.

Ready in: 30hrs (24 hrs at rest, then 6 hrs chilled)

Yield: 1 medium jar

Ingredients

    • ¾ cup of coconut milk
    • ¼ teaspoon of agar agar flakes
    • 2 tablespoon of regular yogurt (if you want it dairy free, substitute with probiotics capsules – 1 opened)
    • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
    • ½ teaspoon of pure, organic rose water
    • 1 teaspoon of chopped pistachios
    • 1 sterilized medium jar

Instructions

  1. Place coconut milk in a saucepan, whisk to uniform pulp and oil. Add agar agar and whisk to dissolve it.
  2. Warm the coconut milk on medium heat until it starts to simmer. Lower heat, whisk once more and let simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and wait for it to cool (room temperature).
  4. Add yogurt, maple syrup and rose water and whisk.
  5. Pour the yogurt into the jar. Close the lid and let rest, in a turned off oven with the light on, overnight (24 hours).
  6. Chill the yogurt in the refrigerator for 6 hours.
  7. Top it with chopped pistachio and enjoy. If not, refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Recipe adapted from gourmetproject.net

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