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Tammy's version of Coconut Milk Yoghurt



1 litre(s)

  • •2 cansOrganic Coconut Cream (800 grams total)
  • •200 gramswater
  • ---OR make your own coconut milk to equal about 1 litre
  • • 1 tsp yoghurt, starter powder (buy at health food store) OR ¼ cup store bought non-dairy such as CoYo
  • • 1 Tblsp agar agar
  • • 1/3 cup heaped measure of tapioca flour (arrowroot)
  • • 1 Tblsp Xylitol (for bacterial culture to feed on)

Recipe's preparation

  1. Sterilise your mixing spoons and other utensils with boiling water before beginning.

    Sit at room temperature your yoghurt starter or store-bought yoghurt.




  2. In the Thermomix, blend coconut milk, agar agar & tapioca flour for 10 secs on Speed 4.  Heat to 80 degrees.  About 7 mins, Speed 3.

    Leave in Thermomix till it cools to 37 degrees. This may take 1.5 to 2 hours.

  3. Once  coconut milk cooled to 37 degrees, add Xylitol. Mix in well, Speed 3 for 10 secs

    Pour about 1/2 cup of cooled coconut milk into small jug (sterilised) containing your yoghurt starter or store bought yoghurt.  Stir well.

    Pour the inoculated batch back into the Thermomix containing the remainder of the cooled coconut milk.

    Blend gently on Speed 3 for 4 secs.

    Cook for about 3 mins on Speed 1, 37 degrees.  To bring to even temperature.





  4. While the yoghurt is heating fill your container with hot boiling water and place lid on it to sterilise and warm it.

    Empty the water from the food Thermos and pour the yoghurt in.

    Once sealed, wrap some tea towels around the food thermos and leave undisturbed for 8-10 hours.  Then pour into containers and refrigerate.



To make coconut milk using the Thermomix.  Soak 2 cups of dessicated coconut in 4 cups of water for 2 hours.  Then in Thermomix, make sure it heats to 100 degrees, Speed 4 - about 5 mins or so.  Then mix for 20 secs on Speed 8.  Strain through stainless steel funnel or cheese cloth  to create coconut milk.

Tip: Buy Agar Agar from an Asian Grocer - comes in 28g bags for around $2 opposed to over $12 at my local health food store.  It comes in long strings - I threw it in the Thermomix and ground it down at Sp 10 for about 40 seconds.



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  • In normal circumstances, you

    Submitted by andrea_thermomix on 16. January 2014 - 11:39.

    In normal circumstances, you should be able to substitute the Xylitol with sugar - it is just to feed the bacteria.  I'm going to use coconut sugar - will let you know how it goes.


    It would be interesting to find out if the sugar is completely metabolised by the bacteria, in which case it may be suitable for those on FODMAP...


    Maybe an option is to try Natvia - erythritol based, which would also feed the bacteria in a similar way to Xylitol.  Im not sure if it is also derived from corn - probably.  I steer clear of all manufactured sweetners...

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  • Looks great can't wait to try

    Submitted by bellebarrett265@yahoo.com on 29. April 2013 - 11:02.

    Looks great can't wait to try need a substitute for xylitol though as I'm on the FODMAP diet for IBS can't have honey either thanks tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Sounds like a great recipe

    Submitted by bellebarrett265@yahoo.com on 29. April 2013 - 10:28.

    Sounds like a great recipe though I'll have to substitute xylitol for something else, can't have due to being on the FODMAP diet for IBS. 

    Pas above any tips? Can't have honey and prefer not to use sugar if I can.

    Thanks tmrc_emoticons.)


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  • Tammy, My Husband and kids

    Submitted by sare_mac on 20. December 2011 - 16:07.


    My Husband and kids have many allegies, among them dairy, wheat, nightshades etc. they also can't have corn (which xylitol is derived from), would I be able to substitute it for something else?  ie. can I use sugar or perhaps fruit juice?  I would prefer to us stevia, but am pretty sure that it wouldn't give the bacteria anything to feed on.

    Please let me know if you know of any suitable alternatives.



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