One of my favorite splurges in LA is buying a jar of mango-flavored Coconut Cult coconut yogurt from Erewohn. Have you ever had that stuff!? It tastes like pure magic. I’ll never forget the first time I had coconut yogurt (or Cocoyo as the kids are calling it on Instagram) — SO GOOD. But at over $17 (!!!) for a small jar, it really is a splurge. And because there are so many benefits to eating coconut yogurt, I want to eat it regularly. So there was only one solution: D. I. Y.
The benefits of coconut yogurt include probiotics for gut health and the fermentation process helps boost nutrients like vitamin B12, folic acid and biotin for shiny hair! Also, there’s lots of good, healthy fats in coconut yogurt which some studies have shown can help control weight, boost immunity and help with sugar cravings. Coconut yogurt also surprisingly has a good amount of fiber which can help regulate digestive health and keep you full! Another benefit of coconut yogurt is that it’s dairy free – so if you’re sensitive to dairy or are participating in Whole 30, then this is the perfect alternative to yogurt. So let’s get this DIY Cocoyo party started! It is so super simple!
1 can Coconut Milk (I used Sprouts brand)
2 capsules Probiotics
Empty the can of Coconut Milk into a glass mason jar. Mix the Coconut Milk to ensure the cream and liquid are well incorporated. Open 2 probiotic capsules and mix in using a wooden spoon. Cover jar with cheesecloth and secure with rubber band.
Store the jar in a cool, dark place for 24 hours. I used the microwave – just don’t forget it’s in there and turn it on 😉 Then move the jar to the fridge and leave it for another 24 hours.
After the 48 hours (total), empty contents from the top of jar (the creamy part) into a bowl and discard the little bit of liquid that may be at the bottom. Use a handheld mixer to blend the coconut yogurt. This step isn’t critical but it helps make it even fluffier! Also, you can use this step to add any flavorings like vanilla extract, cinnamon, fresh mashed orange or even a bit of Stevia. Or just leave it plain – it’s still delish!
Return the coconut yogurt to the jar and store in the fridge.
- Make sure to use a wooden spoon only! The metal can impact the probiotics
- The DIY coconut yogurt should last at least a few weeks but if you’re anything like me, you’ll eat it all before then 😉
Have you tried Cocoyo? Let me know if you try this easy DIY coconut yogurt recipe! I’d love to see your creations, share on Instagram and be sure to tag me @maebad!