I am really excited about this homemade dairy free and vegan yogurt. It tastes amazing and is so simple to make. This recipe is guaranteed, perfect, tub set, creamy yogurt with no additional thickeners required!
Coconut & cashew yogurt is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, plant-based protein, dietary fibre and minerals; like copper, zinc and magnesium. It even delivers antioxidants and electrolytes too. The gut loving, dietary fibre in coconut milk and cashews will nurture your gut lining, benefit digestion and aid nutrient absorption. Coconut & cashew yogurt is a hearty option that may even help with weight loss. You should feel full for longer and less inclined to snack thanks to the protein and good fats. You also may find you only need to eat a smaller amount compared with pure coconut yogurt.
Subtly sweetened with nature’s most delicious fibre-filled fruit, the medjool date, this yogurt has a slight caramel taste that is a treat for both your taste buds and your digestion.
In traditional dairy milk yogurt, the bacteria in starter culture thrive on the sugar (lactose) content, naturally found in milk. The bacteria populating your cashew and coconut yogurt must have something to feed on to allow the culturing process to take place. One teaspoon of sugar or one tablespoon of pasteurised honey is enough to kick start fermentation. Raw honey may have an antibiotic effect and is therefore not suitable for making yogurt.
Thoroughly wash or sterilise your yoghurt container and whisk with boiling water.
2 tins coconut milk
1 cup raw cashews
2 large medjool dates, chopped
1 teaspoon of white sugar or 1 tablespoon of pasteurised honey
pinch of Himalayan salt
yogurt starter culture