There’s just something so inherently appealing about yogurt: it’s versatile, nutrient-rich, comes in all different kinds of flavors and consistencies, and is the ultimate eat-on-the-go snack. Thanks to some brilliant innovators, vegan yogurts are on the rise — did you know you can buy thick plant-based Greek yogurts, and even child-friendly vegan squeezable yogurt tubes? These days vegan yogurt is more accessible and delicious than ever.
While we love staple vegan brands such as Kite Hill, Anita’s, and Forager’s, sometimes we’re in the mood to customize our yogurt to our specific dietary preferences and tastes. Maybe you want something thick and creamy; maybe you prefer your yogurt runny and super tangy. Whatever the case may be, making your own vegan yogurt is actually a pretty simple and straightforward process. Don’t let the idea intimidate you! We’ve amassed a list of ingredients and appliances that will enable you to make your own vegan yogurt at home in a cinch. Let us know what kinds of culinary creations you whip up!
SO DELICIOUS Dairy Free Organic Coconut Milk Beverage
You will need plant-based milk to make vegan yogurt. This SO DELICIOUS Dairy Free Organic Coconut Milk Beverage is unsweetened, made with 100 percent organic coconuts, has 50 calories per serving, and is comprised of over 60 percent medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Buy 32 ounces for $2.29.
Belle and Bella Yogo Starter
You need a vegan culture starter to make vegan yogurt. This Belle and Bella Yogo Starter is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO, contains two billion live cultures, contains no preservatives or additives, can be used with any type of plant-based milk, and makes four quarts. One package contains five grams and you can purchase four packages for $7.79.
NOW Agar Powder
NOW Agar Powder can be used as a thickening agent to make vegan yogurt. It is a powder derived from marine red algae that is used as a vegan and vegetarian substitute for gelatin. It is gluten-free and non-GMO. It is free of sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, and preservatives. Buy two ounces for $5.29.
Bob's Red Mill Finely Ground Tapioca Flour
Wilton Candy Thermometer
ChefLand 8-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoon Set
Measuring cups and spoons are needed to make sure the proportions of your ingredients are appropriate in your vegan yogurt. This ChefLand 8-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoon Set includes 1 cup (230 milliliters), one-half cup (120 milliliters), one-third cup (80 milliliters), and one-fourth cup (60 milliliters), and its measuring spoons include 1 tbsp (15 milliliters), 1 tsp (5 milliliters), one-half tsp (2.5 milliliters), and one-fourth tsp (1.2 milliliters). Buy the set for $7.65.
Stainless Steel All-In-One Saucepan
You will need a medium non-stick saucepan to make vegan yogurt. This Stainless Steel All-In-One Saucepan boasts a heat-resistant stainless-steel handle, side helper handle, and a tempered glass lid with a steam-release vent and heat-resistant knob. It also features ETERNA, the world’s longest lasting 100 percent PFOA and APEO-free non-stick what are these? coating developed in the USA. Buy one for $32.50.
Chefaith Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk with Wooden Handle
You need a whisk to make vegan yogurt. This Chefaith Stainless Steel Balloon Whisk with Wooden Handle comes in a set of two with a nine-inch whisk and a seven-inch whisk. Made of 304-grade heavy-duty stainless steel, the non-slip wooden handle is also dishwasher safe. Buy this set of two for $6.99.
Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker
Hidden Springs Maple Natural Vermont Syrup
If you want to flavor your vegan yogurt with a sweetener, you can use Hidden Springs Maple Natural Vermont Syrup. It is made of 100 percent pure maple syrup, with no added sweeteners, flavors, dyes or preservatives of any kind. It is BPA-free and certified Kosher. Grade A maple syrup is collected earlier in the season and Grade B is collected later in the season. You can buy this 16-ounce jug for $12.30.
Now Make Your Own!
Excited to start your vegan yogurt making adventure? We suggest beginning by trying your hand at this Raw Coconut Yogurt recipe, then move on to this Vanilla Cinnamon Cashew Yogurt next. Once you get that down, step up the ante and go for a Homemade Coconut Cashew Yogurt Parfait!
If you’re interested in finding some more awesome vegan recipes, then we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!
Lead image source: Homemade Probiotic Cashew Yogurt