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
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
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.
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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