I want to try making coconut milk yogurt...
My acupuncturist has put me on a new eating plan to deal with my poor digestion. part of the plan is to remove all dairy and soy from my diet. Ouch! I'm missing all of my favorites, but I REALLY miss my yogurt. I saw premade coconut milk yogurt in the store but it's loaded with sugar and that's going to defeat the purpose of the diet. I'm betting that I can make my own, but I'm not sure what culture to use (using yogurt would, again, defeat the purpose of the diet. Any suggestions out there? Thanks!
Miri, i know i'm late to the party, but have you seen these?
and some experiences discussed here:
for the starter:
You can make a coconut milk pudding but it won't be yoghurt. There's nothing for the yoghurt culture to feed on, and it won't set up if you try making it.
I'm surprised that you have been instructed to avoid yoghurt as well as other dairy - the probiotics are really really good for the digestion, and many people are fine with yoghurt and kefir even if they can't have any other dairy.
You might want to talk to a dietician or MD -- lots of times, people who have trouble with other dairy have no problems at all with yogurt.
The cultures in yogurt are generally held to be very important in establishing and maintaining healthy populations of intestinal flora and fauna...which in turn are held to be extremely important to good digestion.
A second opinion can't hurt.
i agree -- and i'll bet the commercial product uses vegetable gums. you could use gelatin.
of course, it won't be yogurt, but ....it may get you through..... http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/a... the problem with any of these is the high amount of sugar. but you can cut that back.