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Soy Yoghurt From Scratch (includes other vegan plant milk and TM5 variations)



4 portion(s)

Soy Milk

  • 150 g organic soy beans
  • 1200 g water

Soy or other Plant Milk Yoghurt

  • 250 g soy or plant milk, warm
  • 250 g soy or plant milk, cool
  • 1 / 3 teaspoon Agar Powder
  • 1 -2 tablespoon Flax Meal, tapioca starch or arrowroot, (optional Thickener)
  • 1 tablespoon Maple syrup, or other sweetener
  • 30 g unsweetened soy yoghurt, or 3-4 capsules dairy-free probiotic culture

Recipe's preparation

  1. Soak soybeans overnight in plenty of water.
  2. Add drained, soaked beans and 500gwater to Thermomix bowl. Blend 1 min / speed 8.
  3. Add remaining 700 g water to bowl, cook 10 min 90°C/speed 4.

    • storage jug with nutmilk bag inside it

    • fill Thermoserver with boiling water and scald spoons, spatula etc

  5. Drain water from storage jug and strain fresh Soymilk through the nutmilk bag into it, using the clean spoon to press the last of the milk through the bag.

    Set soy milk aside to cool. Reserve okara (what's left in the nutmilk bag) to dry or to use in cooking or baking (great in smoothies, vegeburgers, baking or vegan quiche).
  6. Cool milk by refrigerating for two hours or overnight, before making yoghurt.
  7. SOY (or other PLANT MILK ) YOGHURT - 500ml
  8. TM5: see Tips below
  9. TM 31:Pour boiling water into clean Thermoserver and cover with lid to warm the container.

    To a clean Thermomix bowl, add 250g plantmilk, sweetener, agar powder and optional thickner and bring to boil 3-4 mins / 100°C / speed 2. Simmer further 5 mins/90C/speed 2 to dissolve agar.
  10. Add 250g cool plant milk, mix without heating 1 min/ speed 1. If necessary, remove bowl and refrigerate for 20 mins. Return bowl to base, mix 10 sec / speed 1 and check temperature until only 37°C light is steady or flashing.Repeat cooling if necessary. (This ensures milk is cool enough to add culture without killing the live bacteria)
  11. When mylk-agar mix is cooled to 37C or lower, add soy yoghurt culture or empty in contents of probiotic capsulesMix 2 mins / 37C.
  12. Drain hot water from Thermoserver and gently pour in the yoghurt mixture.
  13. Cover with Thermoserver lid and wrap in a towel overnight to set. Refrigerate for another 6 – 10 hrs to develop sour flavour.
  14. Inspired by Susan Voisin's Fatfree Vegan Kitchen

Accessories you need

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More accessories you might use:

1 L Thermoserver     Nutmilk Bag    Storage Jug      Spoon

PS This is vegan tmrc_emoticons.)


For coconut or other plant milk yoghurts, I recommend the addition of tapioca, arrowroot or flaxmeal to suspend the fats and agar and give a smoother texture. I find with agar alone it seems to separate.

The addition of sweetener encourages the culture growth.

Greekstyle Yoghurt: Filter the completed yoghurt through chux or cheescloth until it reaches the desired consistency.

TM5: For a full litre of yoghurt, heat to boiling point 3 - 4 mins / 100ºC /speed 2 500ml plant milk plus double the amounts of agar, sweetener and thickener Simmer 5 mins / 90ºC / speed 2, until agar is fully dissolved; Add the 500ml cool milk and mix 2 mins / speed 2,  then refrigerate if necessary (in TM5 bowl) until the milk reaches 37C, before replacing bowl into machine, adding 5 - 6 capsules or double the amount of yoghurt culture and selecting automatic yoghurt function.Enjoy after 8hrs incubation or longer for a tarter flavour


This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
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Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Pauline72:...

    Submitted by VeganAnni on 31. May 2020 - 06:50.

    You made my day! Glad you enjoyed making the yoghurt from scratch × Anni

    Anni Turnbull

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  • OMG I have spent the last two days making this and...

    Submitted by Pauline72 on 18. April 2020 - 19:39.

    OMG I have spent the last two days making this and just had a taste! Yum! The kids tried some and loved it. I love soy yoghurt and this tastes as good if not better than the shop bought stuff. I love how this recipe goes from making milk to making yoghurt.
    We are in quarantine at the moment so being able to make milk and yoghurt from the soy beans in the pantry has been sma saviour for us. Plus I used the okra to make patties for dinner tonight.

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  • I make this for  my son, who

    Submitted by Nolaa on 6. April 2015 - 18:08.

    I make this for  my son, who has severe allergies and also needs to follow a fodmap diet. He loves it and says it is streets ahead of bought soya yoghurt. Infact he said this is so good, he will never buy it again.Thankyou


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  • thanks Anni, I will keep you

    Submitted by laurend on 4. February 2015 - 18:30.

    tmrc_emoticons.) thanks Anni, I will keep you posted how the oat milk yoghurt works out too- smelt delicius pouring it into the thermoserver......

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  • Hi Lauren D, I'm so glad you

    Submitted by VeganAnni on 4. February 2015 - 18:09.

    Hi Lauren D, I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely comment. I'm about to make some tonight with just the tapioca as I'm away and don't have agar. I'll keep you posted how it works tmrc_emoticons.)


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  • Great recipe- I have been

    Submitted by laurend on 4. February 2015 - 17:09.

    Great recipe- I have been searching for a thermomix soy yoghurt recipe that our whole family will enjoy and this hit the mark.....thank you.  I have been making my 2yo soy milk for all but a year, so I actually used Liz Chin-Seet (soya bean milk variation- not bitter) recipe that is on the recipe community for this soy yoghurt and reduced the maple syrup as I add 10g sugar to milk recipe......today I thought i would try an oat yoghurt for something different...... thank you so much so easy and yummy, that for even us no soy milk lovers could get used to tmrc_emoticons.p

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  • Looks great! will try this

    Submitted by Tamara.Rees on 30. June 2014 - 11:47.

    Looks great! will try this one! thanks for the recipe! tmrc_emoticons.)

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