Yesterday I experimented with making a gluten free, soy free, dairy free yogurt using coconut milk. I read a few recipes on line and decided to wing it. So I got out my yogurt maker....
I love this yogurt maker. When I bought it I opted for this one because of all the individual jars. I really liked that feature and enjoy using it.
Here are the ingrediants I used.
The only difference is I decided not to use the xanthan gum because I noticed the coconut milk had guar gum in it already so wanted to see what would happen. I did add a little bit of sugar also which I will leave out next time. The only thing I wasn't sure about was the probiotic I chose to purchase. It wasn't a yogurt starter but it was a freeze dried powdered multidophilus, the same stuff in yogurt so I figured it would work just fine. And work fine it did. I let it incubate for about 8 hours and it thickened nicely. It tasted delicious! I let it cool in the fridge for several hours and added some nice fresh blueberries and it was great. I was suprised at how much it tasted like coconut. I do like my yogurt a touch thicker so next time I will add some xanthan gum to see what that does for it.
Looks good right. The only thing I wonder about is if my probiotic was still living in it and if I was still getting the benefit it provides. I don't know a whole lot about yogurt making yet so I guess I need to look into it but the fact that it thickened nicely I think may have ment it was.
In the oven right now is a peach cobbler that I also decided to wing. We'll see how that turns out.