Make your own dairy-free coconut milk yogurt”

Make Your Own Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Yoghurt

Calling all dairy-free domestic dynamos! Here’s a simple way to make your own vegan-friendly yoghurt, using thick, creamy coconut milk and all-natural probiotics. This delicious coconut milk yoghurt is perfect as a healthy breakfast, dessert or between-meal snack; it’s ideal for vegans and those with lactose intolerance. It’s easier than you think:



  • Put your coconut milk in the fridge and chill overnight. This will allow it to thicken.
  • Put the thickened coconut milk in a blender. Add the probiotic powder, salt, lemon juice and maple syrup and blend until thoroughly mixed.
  • Pour your mixture into a sealed, clean and sterile glass jar. Place the jar in the oven, but DO NOT turn the oven on. The idea is to create a stable temperature for your yoghurt to incubate, and the cultures to get to work. You could also try incubating your yoghurt in a Wonderbag.
  • The longer your yoghurt incubates, the more it ferments; you can leave it for up to 24 hours.
  • Enjoy delicious, smooth and creamy dairy-free yoghurt, with toppings like fresh fruit and granola!

Top Tips

  • Always use a glass jar for incubation.
  • Make sure your jar is 100% clean and sterilised to ensure proper fermentation; boil it first or run it through the dishwasher.
  • Use full fat coconut milk; low fat options tend to be too watery. Coconut milk is full of healthy fats and essential fatty acids!
  • If your refrigerated coconut milk doesn’t thicken properly, try adding a natural thickening agent like arrowroot powder or agar powder.

Try this fun, easy coconut yoghurt recipe at home, and send us pics of your results, or share your own top tips with the rest of our Faithful readers.

  • Pawface
    Posted at 13:52h, 23 April Reply

    How long will this last in the fridge if it is in a sealed jar?

    • Robyn Astl
      Posted at 14:38h, 25 April Reply

      It will keep for up to 2 weeks if properly stored and refrigerated 🙂 xx

  • Roxy
    Posted at 21:17h, 11 May Reply

    To compare this to the cost of store bought yoghurt; how much does it yield? I’m planning half soy milk half coconut milk to keep the cost down too.

  • Sharo Goulding
    Posted at 14:02h, 04 June Reply

    Hi when you say ‘natural probiotic capsules’, could you point me in the direction of a brand perhaps?

  • Sharon Goulding
    Posted at 14:04h, 04 June Reply

    Hi. When you say ‘natural probiotic capsule’ – could you perhaps point me in the direction of a brand?

  • Razia
    Posted at 04:55h, 21 October Reply

    At which stage do I add the lemon juice?

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  • Megan Metcalf
    Posted at 09:13h, 15 October Reply

    Sounds good. When is the lemon juice used?

    • Kerry Haarhoff
      Posted at 09:48h, 15 October Reply

      Hey Megan! Thanks for spotting our mistake. You can add the lemon juice at the same time as the maple syrup, prebiotic powder and salt. We’ve edited to include it now.

      • Francois Stumke
        Posted at 20:54h, 24 March Reply

        You talk of pre and probiotic. Prebiotic is not on the ingredients list.

        • Dr Kerry Haarhoff
          Posted at 09:03h, 25 March Reply

          HI Francois, apologies, there was a typo. It is a probiotic powder.

  • Bianca
    Posted at 17:19h, 14 November Reply

    Made it and was delicous! I did have to add it back in the blender after it set though to create a creamy consistency. But after that blend to was perfect until it was finished. Very very tasty! Was so impressed by how easy yoghurt is to make! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Any good ones for soy yoghurt? Or do you think I could make it using the same process?

    Posted at 10:26h, 19 November Reply

    Hi there – I have tried this recipe twice now and it doesn’t seem to be working for me :/ Despite the coconut milk coming out the fridge thick, it ends up becoming very watery and separates once it’s been in the jar overnight. Do you know why this might be? I used the Metagenics probiotic.

    Thank you!

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