A super easy 2-ingredient AIP coconut yogurt anyone can make with just a mason jar and some cheesecloth. Paleo, AIP, gluten-free and vegan.
1 cup Native Forest Simple coconut milk
2 probiotic capsules (not pills you have to crush) (I use NOW brand) (make sure yours doesn’t contain any gluten, dairy, soy or PREbiotics)
1 scoop grass-fed collagen peptides (optional)
Clean and sterilize a pint size mason jar.*
Shake coconut milk well, open and then pour into your mason jar.
Break open two probiotic capsules and sprinkle contents over coconut milk.
Using a wooden or silicone spoon, spatula or whisk, stir coconut milk and probiotics until well-combined (do not use metal, as it deactivates the probiotics).
Cover your mason jar with cheesecloth or a thin dish towel and secure with a rubber band.
Let rest in a warm location (on your counter is fine) for 24-48 hours, or until yogurt has thickened and gotten tangy. The amount of time you let the yogurt ferment will depend on how warm your location is and how tangy you like your yogurt. We keep our house in the upper 60’s °F and 48 hours on the counter works just fine for me.
Once your yogurt has reached the right amount of tanginess, give it a good stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula, cover with an airtight lid and store in the fridge. It will have a little thin layer of coconut kefir on top, but just stir it in and let it sit in the fridge for a bit and it will thicken up.
If you like your yogurt extra thick (or you want an extra boost of protein/collagen), try mixing in a scoop of collagen peptides (after your yogurt has fermented, before you place it in the fridge). This step is optional.
To sterilize a mason jar, I just run mine through a good wash cycle in my dishwasher, but you can also submerge in boiling water for a few minutes. Make sure the jar is cooled off and dry before continuing to the next step.
After your coconut yogurt has fermented, feel free to add your sweetener of choice (I like maple syrup or honey for AIP), fresh fruit, fruit compote or enjoy as is.
Also works great as a dairy-free sour cream substitute, as a thickener for dairy-free “cream” sauces and as a topper for Paleo/AIP waffles. I also add it to smoothies for a probiotic boost as well as some extra creaminess.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
It should smell tangy, but not “funky.” If it starts to smell funky, it has gone bad. Throw it out.
All nutrition information is an estimate, only, using an online nutrition calculator.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 340
- Fat: 34g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 2g
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