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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN YOGURT: OUR EASY NO DIARY VEGAN YOGURT RECIPE

How to Make Vegan Yogurt: Our Easy No Diary Vegan Yogurt Recipe

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Vegan yogurt recipes don't have to be complicated. There are many reasons for choosing to make vegan yogurt using non-dairy milk: a vegan diet, allergies to dairy, or a restricted diet. Regardless of the reason, non-dairy milks can be cultured into no dairy free yogurt with our guide on how to make vegan yogurt.




INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE AT CULTURES FOR HEALTH

Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit

Yogurt Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit

Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit

$28.99

Designed for beginners, this kit contains our tried-and-true favorite supplies to help you make thick dairy-free yogurt at home with soy milk, coconut milk, and more.

Make delicious vegan yogurt with this beginner-friendly kit. Whether you're looking for gut-healthy ingredients or an exciting DIY project, the Cultures for Health Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit will deliver a rewarding experience you won't soon forget. 

Packaging and Equipment in the kit may appear different than pictured.


Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture

Yogurt Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture

Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture

$12.99

A vegan yogurt starter lets you create creamy, non dairy vegan probiotic yogurt right at home.

Use this non dairy vegan cultured yogurt starter with soy milk, coconut milk, or other non-dairy milk to make a smooth, mild yogurt that's miles better than store-bought.

The vegan yogurt culture contains 4 packets of starters. It is a direct-set culture - meaning each packet will only make one batch of vegan cultured yogurt.


Pomona's Universal Pectin

Yogurt Pomona's Pectin

Pomona's Universal Pectin

$5.49

Useful for thickening non-dairy yogurt. Since the pectin doesn't require sugar to jell jams, jellies, and yogurts can be made with little or no sugar. Other possible sweeteners that can be used in place of sugar are honey, fructose, sucanat, concentrated fruit sweetener, maple syrup, agave, frozen juice concentrate, stevia, xylitol, Splenda, or other sweeteners.






How to Make Vegan Yogurt 

1. CHOOSE A NON-DAIRY MILK

Nearly any non-dairy milk can be cultured into vegan yogurt, including legume, nut, seed, grain, or coconut milk. While store-bought boxed or canned milk may be used, we recommend using milk with as few additives as possible. Homemade milks culture well and are easy to make. Be sure to check out our collection of recipes for making homemade non-dairy milk.

 

no dairy milks for making vegan yogurt

 

LEARN MOREAlternative Milks for Making Yogurt | Non-Dairy Yogurt Recipes 

 

2. CHOOSE YOUR VEGAN YOGURT THICKENERS

While non-dairy milk will culture into a no dairy yogurt without a thickening agent, it usually will not set. To create a spoon-able, fairly thick vegan yogurt, you'll need to choose a thickener that meets your dietary needs. Certain thickening agents must be added to the milk before heating it and before the culturing process, so be sure to review your options and pick out a thickener before getting started.

 

3. CHOOSE A HOMEMADE VEGAN YOGURT CULTURE

To make a completely dairy-free yogurt recipe, our Vegan Yogurt Starter is an excellent choice. It is available on its own or as part of the Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit, which includes a thickener and other supplies fairy yogurt.

If a small amount of dairy is tolerable, you can use other dairy-based yogurt starters, as long as you also maintain a pasteurized dairy mother culture.

 

4. CHOOSE A VEGAN YOGURT RECIPE

Our Cultures for Health team has developed these vegan yogurt recipes, using our Vegan Yogurt Starter and different thickeners. We're going to start with our basic vegan yogurt recipe, but you can also choose one of our other recipes, create your own combination of non-dairy milk, thickener, and starter culture, or use our Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit and step-by-step guide. Once you've tested out the basics, you can use different combinations to try out your own perfect non-dairy yogurt.

5. GATHER YOUR NO DAIRY YOGURT SUPPLIES

Most non-dairy yogurt recipes work best with homemade non-dairy milks. Cotton nut milk bags work well for straining nut milks. You will also need a yogurt maker or a similar appliance to make yogurt with the Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture. Finally, this basic supply list for yogurt making outlines other yogurt supplies that are helpful to have on hand for making yogurt at home. 

 

You will love our easy vegan yogurt recipe! Download our Yogurt Recipe Book today. It is simple to follow and only requires a few essential ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Plus, our yogurt guide has lots of delicious vegan yogurt recipes you can try.  

 

 

Our Easy Vegan Yogurt Recipe

 

Vegan Yogurt Ingredients:

Diary Free Yogurt Recipe:

  1. Heat 1-2 quarts of non-dairy milk to 110°F.

    Plant-based yogurt will generally not thicken on its own. To make a thicker yogurt, stir 2 teaspoons of calcium-activated pectin and calcium water into your milk and heat to 140 degrees. Cool to 110 degrees before adding the culture.

  2. Add 1 packet of yogurt starter and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture into the culturing container.
  4. Cover and culture at 108-110°F for approximately 6-8 hours in a yogurt maker or similar appliance.
  5. After 8 hours, place a tight lid on the container and let cool for 2 hours at room temperature.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before eating.

 

yogurt made with a vegan yogurt recipe

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CULTURING VEGAN YOGURTS

  • Some alternative milks have added calcium. If using Pomona’s Pectin as a thickener, it may be necessary to eliminate the calcium water that's included in the recipe, to avoid over-thick yogurt.
  • Because some alternative milks have less sugar than dairy milk, it can help to add sugar to promote fermentation. Approximately 1½-2 teaspoons sugar per cup of milk is recommended. Rice milk doesn’t need additional sugar.


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