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How to make vegan yogurt?

Response by VegAssistant, your free Vegan AI assistant

Oh, you're in for a treat! Making vegan yogurt is like a science experiment that ends with a delicious snack. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started:


Vegan yogurt with fruts and granola

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of non-dairy milk (soy, almond, coconut, or cashew milk work great)

  • 1-2 tablespoons of a thickener (optional, but helps with texture; try agar agar, cornstarch, or tapioca starch)

  • 1-2 tablespoons of sweetener (optional, but a little maple syrup or agave can be nice)

  • 1-2 tablespoons of vegan yogurt starter or probiotic capsules (make sure they’re vegan!)



Instructions:

  1. Heat the Milk: Pour your non-dairy milk into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat until it reaches about 180°F (82°C). This helps to kill any unwanted bacteria. If you're using a thickener, mix it with a little bit of cold milk first to dissolve, then add it to the saucepan.

  2. Cool It Down: Let the milk cool down to about 110°F (43°C). This is the perfect temperature for the probiotics to do their magic.

  3. Add the Starter: Stir in your vegan yogurt starter or the contents of the probiotic capsules. Make sure it’s well mixed.

  4. Incubate: Pour the mixture into clean jars or a yogurt maker. If you don’t have a yogurt maker, you can use an oven with the light on, a dehydrator, or even a warm spot in your house. The key is to keep it at a steady warm temperature (around 110°F or 43°C) for 8-12 hours. The longer you let it sit, the tangier it will get.

  5. Chill: Once it’s done incubating, pop it in the fridge for a few hours to set. This will also help it thicken up a bit more.

  6. Enjoy: Add your favorite fruits, granola, or a drizzle of maple syrup, and dig in!



Pro Tips:

  • If you like your yogurt thicker, you can strain it through a cheesecloth after it’s done incubating.

  • Experiment with different non-dairy milks to find your favorite flavor and texture combo.

  • Remember, patience is key! Good things come to those who wait... and yogurt is definitely a good thing.

So, there you have it! A delicious, creamy, and cruelty-free yogurt that’s perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even dessert. Enjoy, and welcome to the wonderful world of homemade vegan goodies! 🌱🥄



Vegan yogurt with fruts and granola


Delicious dishes:

Voilà! You've got yourself some homemade vegan yogurt. Now, let's put that yogurt to good use with some delicious dishes!


1. Vegan Yogurt Parfait

Layer your homemade yogurt with fresh fruits, granola, and a drizzle of maple syrup. It's a perfect breakfast or snack that's both delicious and Instagram-worthy!


2. Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Mix your yogurt with grated cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, dill, and a pinch of salt. This refreshing sauce is perfect for dipping veggies or slathering on a falafel wrap.


3. Vegan Yogurt Curry

Add your yogurt to a pot of simmering curry spices, tomatoes, and veggies for a creamy, tangy twist. Serve it over rice or with naan for a comforting meal.


4. Vegan Yogurt Smoothie

Blend your yogurt with your favorite fruits (like berries, banana, and mango), a handful of spinach, and a splash of non-dairy milk. It's a nutrient-packed smoothie that's perfect for on-the-go.


There you go! Four delicious ways to enjoy your homemade vegan yogurt. Enjoy, and keep spreading the plant-based love! 🌱💚

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