Homemade Coconut Yogurt

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George Olesky is a Good Food listener who recently made coconut yogurt at home 

George Olesky’s Homemade Coconut Yogurt

1. With a chef knife, shave away the soft outer chaff-like coating of the young coconut, exposing the hard shell. 

2. Chop into the shell and carefully pry it open.

3. Pour the young coconut water into a blender. 

4. Scoop out the soft flesh inside the shell and place it into the blender.

5. Add an optional 3-4 tablespoons of thick, canned coconut milk.

6. Blend on low then on high until creamy. 

7. Add 2-3 tablespoons of dairy or non-dairy store-bought yogurt. 

8. Blend on low for 15 seconds. 

9. Pour contents into a clean glass jar or plastic container and cover.

10. Fill a small cooler about halfway with warm water; place your container of cultured coconut mixture inside and let culture for 6 hours. 

The result won't be as thick or gelatinous as dairy yogurt but adding a tablespoon or two of tapioca powder early on in the process will thicken it.