Easy, tasty and budget friendly this coconut yoghurt can be made at home without a yoghurt maker and for a portion of what it would cost at the shops. This delicious yoghurt can be eaten alone or combined with fresh fruits or muesli for a delicious breakfast or snack. It lactose and gluten free.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 hours (including time to set)
Ingredients 400ml can coconut milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tbsp of gelatine
12 probiotic capsules, powder only (I use Inner Health Plus)
Turn on the oven light. Sterilise a 400ml capacity airtight container or jar.
Pour the coconut milk into a microwave safe container and heat for 45 seconds in the microwave.
Check the temperature of the milk using a thermometer. If the temperature is between 28-32 degrees reserve 1/4 cup in a microwave safe bowl and pour 1/2 of the coconut milk into a airtight container. If the temperature is too high (above 32 degrees) set aside and check the temperature every 2 minutes until the temperature drops within the range. If the temperature is too low (below 28 degrees) reheat in 10 second bursts until the temperature is reached.
The coconut milk needs to be between 28-32 degrees to activate the ingredients
Add the maple syrup to the coconut milk in the airtight container and stir until combined.
Break open the probiotic capsules and sprinkle the powder from 6 probiotic capsules into the coconut milk and stir until combined. Add the powder from the remaining 6 probiotic capsules and stir until combined and without lumps.
Sprinkle the probiotic powder evenly over the milk to reduce lumps
Sprinkle the gelatine evenly over the reserved 1/4 coconut milk and microwave for 15 seconds. Stir until gelatine is dissolved.
Add the gelatine to the coconut milk mixture in the airtight container and stir until combined. Add remaining coconut milk and stir until combined.
Put lid on and place the airtight container in the oven for 8 hours with the light on.
The oven light will make the oven the right temperature
Gently invert the coconut yoghurt to mix the yoghurt if it has split into layers and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until set.
Serve and enjoy.
Coconut yoghurt tastes delicious
For a lighter option use light coconut milk.
For a creamier yoghurt use coconut cream.
Plan ahead and cook meals that do not require the oven.