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Coconut Probiotic Yogurt

I’ve been watching the craze for a trendy probiotic coconut yogurt on Instagram, and I wanted some!!!  I’m all about healing my gut, and probiotics in my food, and my garden soil right now.  When I saw the $22/jar price tag, for said yogurt, I thought “I can make this, there has to be a way”!!  Well, there is, and after a couple of tries, here is my process and the ingredients I used:

•2 cans full fat Coconut milk (I used Trader Joe’s brand)

•Probiotic Starter (you can open a couple of capsules of your fav probiotic, or use 2-4 Tbsp of your fav coconut yogurt) I made one batch using 4 Tbsp Coyo brand plain yogurt, but my 2nd batch turned out the best, and here is the big SECRET, I used 2 Tbsp of the trendy $22 Yogurt for my stater!!  I did buy a jar to try, and get my yogurt batches started with their probiotic strains.  

•Thickener of choice: (vegan use Agar flakes, I used 2 tsp of Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin)

•2 Tbsp Maple syrup, or Honey (I used honey from my hive). I did a “sugar free” batch and a batch with honey, and the with honey batch turned out thicker. This is due to the probiotics need something to eat!  So, I suggest using it!

So, I’m not going to bore you with the details of heating, stirring, fermenting.  There are tons of how to make yogurt YouTube videos, watch some to see how easy.   

Here is the method I followed:  The Kitchn *Instead of using my oven,  I used my InstaPot, on yogurt setting.  (This thing needs its own post cause it is so versatile)

Guys!!!  Yogurt is so easy to make!!!  If I can do it, you can do it!! 😊