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Friday, April 17, 2015

# allergy friendly # coconut milk

Coconut Milk Mock Yogurt

What in the world do I mean by "Mock" yogurt you ask? Well, yogurt is supposed to include probiotics, but since this version doesn't, I don't consider it "real" yogurt. What I do consider it, is a delicious alternative to the real stuff, that is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant. Intrigued? Read on...

Coconut milk yogurt is thick and creamy like Greek yogurt, and taste very close to the real deal.

Since starting an allergy-free diet, I've spent quite a bit of time researching online, as well as experimenting with recipes that fit my new way of eating. One recipe I haven't experimented with though is coconut milk yogurt. There are quite a few recipes out there for the real deal stuff, full of probiotic goodness. But, there are also quite a few stories of disappointing results with some of those recipes. It seems making yogurt with coconut milk can be tricky, frustrating and require some trial and error. Well, with the cost of good quality coconut milk, I was very leery of trying those recipes, and having them fail. So when I came across several recipes for a mock coconut milk yogurt, that seemed fail-proof, I jumped at the chance to make some.


This recipe is easy to make, and takes just a few ingredients to whip up a delicious treat that can satisfy your cravings for something smooth and creamy. And while it doesn't contain the probiotics regular yogurt does, it's still healthy. Coconut milk is full of anti-bacterial properties, high in good-for-you saturated fats, lauric acid, and easy-to-digest medium-chain fatty acids that help speed up your metabolism.

Coconut Milk Mock Yogurt

Ingredients

1 - 13.5 oz can coconut milk (I like using Native Forest)
2 teaspoons gelatin (I use Great Lakes)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Juice of 1 lime

Directions

Sprinkle the gelatin over 1/2 cup of the coconut milk. Stir until mixture is a smooth paste.
Add the rest of the coconut milk to a heavy-bottomed saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.
Once the milk is warm, add the gelatin paste, vanilla and lime juice.
Keep the mixture over medium-low heat, and whisk constantly until gelatin is completely dissolved, and mixture is smooth.
Pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until set. This takes a couple of hours, but I prefer making it in the evening and chilling it overnight.
Place set gelatin-yogurt into a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately.

Notes: *If you like your yogurt thinner, use 1 teaspoon of gelatin instead of 2.

*If you have any leftovers it will set again once refrigerated. Just give it another whirl in your food processor to make it smooth.

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11 comments:

  1. Oh, this is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to make this at home... I'm addicted to yogurt, but it's always so expensive to get the coconut milk type. :)

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    1. It sure is Jerusha! I checked the price on a small, single-serve cup at my local health food store recently, and was shocked to see it was $1.99! Plus, it contained ingredients I don't want in my yogurt. If I can't pronounce it, I'm not eating it.

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  2. This is a great recipe---thanks so much for linking up! I checked out your giveaway too. Fun! Have a great night!

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    1. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  3. This is very interesting, I never would have thought to use coconut milk for something like yogurt but it makes a lot of sense. I'll have to try this- thanks for sharing!@

    I stopped by from Thursday Favorite Things!

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    1. It's amazing what you can do with a little gelatin. Thank you for dropping by.

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  4. Okay, I’m drooling right now! Looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on tonight at 7, we can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank you Kimberly, see you at the party.

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  5. Hi April,
    This looks like great Yogurt, I will have to try this one. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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