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DIY Probiotic Coconut Yogurt

{by Teniel Moore-Raw Foods Contributor}

Who loves coconuts as much as I do?

They are so versatile, there is so much you can make with them, and they are so good for you.

Today I’m going to share with you my super easy, DIY coconut yogurt, that will have you asking yourself why you have not been making it yourself before this

Why make your own?

Well, why pay a fortune for some gourmet coconut yogurt in the shops when you can DIY?

Plus the fun bonus of making it & flavoring it, however, your heart desires.

This is a great substitute if you are on a dairy-free diet or perhaps you’re vegan. It is also great for some extra probiotics, without all the extra sugars the store bought ones contain. So let’s get started.

What you will need:

~ Sterile glass jar with lid (mason jar works well)

~ 2- 3 Thai young coconuts

~ 2 probiotic capsules

~ Some muscle for opening your coconut

~ High-speed blender

~ dehydrator (optional) this will speed up the process but is not necessary


~ Open up your young Thai coconuts, however, works best for you. I love to throw them down hard on our cement drive till they crack open. The kids always want to get involved in this part. Or you could be more civilized and use a clever to open them up. A little tip is to have a container handy so that you catch any coconut water that might run out as your cracking it open.

~ Drain all the coconut water out of the coconuts and set aside.

~ Scoop out all the coconut flesh (sometimes called coconut meat)

~ Place all of the coconut flesh from 2 – 3 coconuts into your high-speed blender along

   with 1/4 cup of the coconut water and the 2 probiotic capsules. Just break them open

   and pour them in.

I like my coconut yogurt thick so I only add 1/4 cup of the coconut water.  Start with that amount and add more if needed. If you are using 3 coconuts you might need to add a little more coconut water.

~ Blend until smooth thick & creamy

~ Pour your coconut mixture into a sterilised glass bottle with the lid on. Sit out on the counter in a warmish spot for at least 8 hours or overnight.   (If you have a dehydrator pop the glass jar with lid into the dehydrator ((taking out all the trays so it can fit in nicely))  This works like a charm on 100 degrees for 5 hours.)

~ You will know your coconut yogurt is ready as it will have that slight tart taste to it that yogurt has.

~ Keep in the fridge & add what ever flavourings your heart desires. I like to keep

   my plain.


Also, you can make your coconut yogurt savoury by adding things like chili sauce or garlic, lemon & dill. Like I always say ” your only limited by your imagination” so go for it.

I hope this has inspired you to try something new and get making your own dairy- free, sugar- free yogurt. Get the kids involved, they will love it

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  • james macca
    October 19, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    could this be done with just organic coconut shreded from shops as bying whole coconuts isnt common here

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    March 2, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Which probiotic do you use?

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