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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 357.9
  • Total Fat: 36.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 22.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Organic Coconut Yogurt

Submitted by: MOMMYSWAMI

Introduction

Recently I made yogurt in my crockpot. Honestly I did it just to see if I COULD. I didn't have much hope that it would turn out well. But the yogurt is amazing. And as it turns out has the additional benefit of costing only 40% of purchasing yogurt, has no added fillers and thickeners that even the organic healthy yogurts I buy still contain, and best of all I can use whatever probiotics we happen to be taking at the time, not just the same 2 or 3 cultures used by the yogurt manufacturers. (I vary my families probiotics to maintain the balance of flora, otherwise you'll get an overgrowth of one or more particular probiotics)

I am including a link to the blog where I got the recipe. However, I did make some changes. My first batch was with coconut milk since my 8 year old can't eat soy or dairy. Next I'll be trying soymilk. From what I've read you can use any kind of "milk" you'd like, even nut milks. Here is what I did.

http://crockpot365.blogspot.co
m/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-
crockpot.html
Recently I made yogurt in my crockpot. Honestly I did it just to see if I COULD. I didn't have much hope that it would turn out well. But the yogurt is amazing. And as it turns out has the additional benefit of costing only 40% of purchasing yogurt, has no added fillers and thickeners that even the organic healthy yogurts I buy still contain, and best of all I can use whatever probiotics we happen to be taking at the time, not just the same 2 or 3 cultures used by the yogurt manufacturers. (I vary my families probiotics to maintain the balance of flora, otherwise you'll get an overgrowth of one or more particular probiotics)

I am including a link to the blog where I got the recipe. However, I did make some changes. My first batch was with coconut milk since my 8 year old can't eat soy or dairy. Next I'll be trying soymilk. From what I've read you can use any kind of "milk" you'd like, even nut milks. Here is what I did.

http://crockpot365.blogspot.co
m/2008/10/you-can-make-yogurt-in-your-
crockpot.html

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    5 cans ORGANIC coconut milk
    6 oz. yogurt and/or 1/2 teaspoon probiotics of your choosing
    1/4 cup raw organic agave nectar
    To flavor: fruit, vanilla or other extracts

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Directions

1. Empty 5 cans of coconut milk into the crockpot. Make sure it is pure, organic coconut milk.
2. Set crockpot to low, cover and let the milk warm for 2.5 hours.
3. At the end of 2.5 hours, unplug the crockpot and let the milk cool for 3 hours.
4. At the end of 3 hours, you want the milk to be warm enough for the beneficial bacteria to grow but not too hot that they are killed. Warm to the touch basically.
5. Either add 6oz. yogurt that you have on hand OR a 1/2 teaspoon of probiotics of your choosing.
6. If you are avoiding sugar entirely, you may forgo this step. But to ensure proper growth, the bacteria will need something to "eat" and that means sugar. I heard of people using honey but since it's antiseptic it could possibly kill the bacteria. I went with 1/4 cup organic agave nectar. ( If you prefer sweeter yogurt I'm guessing more than a 1/4 cup would be fine or adjust the sweetness after the yogurt is finished)
7. Whisk the yogurt and/or probiotics and sweetener into the warm coconut milk
8. Put the lid back on the crockpot, wrap in a large thick towel for insulation and allow to sit overnight/8 hours.
9. In the morning, your yogurt is ready. It will not be as thick as store-bought yogurt. You didn't add thickeners! We popped our yogurt into the vitamix with different kinds of fruit and that made it at least as thick as store bought yogurt. What we didn't eat right away, I left unflavored and put into the fridge in small glass jars.

The kids had fun with this because they could choose their combination of fruit. The original recipe says the yogurt will keep in the fridge about a week, but that's only if it doesn't get eaten first.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMMYSWAMI.






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  • I have a yogurt maker, but, this is a recipe I would keep on file in case my yogurt maker gets broken. Thanks! - 4/14/12

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