You can create homemade vegan yogurt at home in less than 24 hours with very little ingredients. You get to control what goes in to it. We all know how expensive dairy-free yogurt can be. Try it out for yourself and see how much you can get for just a few dollars.
We make this a lot as a quick and easy breakfast. We often top it with berries and our homemade granola. This is my favorite granola: Mango Macadamia Granola
If you have an instant pot this recipe is for you. You can also do this on the counter although I have tried this method.
Yogurt parfaits are a wonder filling breakfast where you can get in some berries for their antioxidants and vitamins, nuts and seeds for their healthy fats and protein, and oats for their fiber. It is a breakfast that will sustain you all morning.
Creamy dreamy yogurt. Thick like greek yogurt so you won't ever miss dairy yogurt again.
2 cans canned coconut milk (look for cans that only have coconut, water and a gum)
3/4T agar agar powder
2T maple syrup
2 capsule probiotic powder or 1 small container store-bought dairy free yogurt, plain or vanilla - this is your starter.
1T vanilla extract, if using
Pour the two cans of coconut milk into the instant pot. Add in the agar powder and whisk together well. Set the instant pot on the saute setting and bring the mixture to a boil. This usually happens relatively fast. Once it reached a boil, turn off the instant pot. Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Allow the mixture to cool until it reaches a temp around 110˚ - basically where you can put your finger in it and it doesn't burn. This will take a little bit so come back to it in a bit. Once it has cooled own stir in your probiotic powder or starter yogurt. Place the lid on the instant pot. I use the yogurt function and set it to 22 hours. This is the time that works for me but you can play around with a little more or less time. Once the time is up scoop it into jars and store in the refrigerator. This will keep for 4-5 days in the fridge.
Ensure everything is sterile and clean to ensure the yogurt doesn't turn bad during the fermentation.
Remember to save a 1/4 of the finished product to use as your starter in your next batch.
If your finished yogurt has a red or grey tint to it then something went wrong and you should discard.
If you want this yogurt to be plain just omit the vanilla extract. You can limit the maple syrup to 1 tablespoon but don't omit is as it is what feeds the bacteria in the yogurt. It is a necessary ingredient here.
Beauty in a cup
Top with some homemade jam, fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, or anything else you like!
Adapted from this recipe by Detoxinista
How do you like your yogurt?