It’s simple to make your own coconut dairy free yogurt in an Instant Pot. You only need two basic ingredients and a pressure cooker with a yogurt program.
I was pretty impressed at how easy it was to turn regular whole milk into low carb yogurt using the Instant Pot. And, you can even turn heavy cream into a higher fat yogurt.
What’s even better is that it’s even easier to make dairy free yogurt in the pressure cooker from coconut cream. Since I started the AIP paleo diet, I’ve been making my own coconut yogurt almost weekly.
You could make the yogurt from coconut milk. However, you have to read the labels to find one without guar gum. My favorite is the unsweetened Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk Simple.
If you do choose to make dairy free yogurt out of coconut milk instead of cream, it may be thinner. The extra fat in the cream makes it thicker when chilled.
You only need two ingredients to make a delicious low carb yogurt using coconut cream. It’s just canned coconut cream and a probiotic supplement.
I use two cans of coconut cream and four probiotics capsules to make the yogurt. The batch lasts me through the week. There’s plenty of room in the Instant Pot to double or triple the recipe if needed.
You can probably use any similar probiotic capsules. The RenewLife open up easily and I just dump the powder out into the coconut cream and whisk it in.
I’ve tried upping the probiotic to five capsules and the yogurt did seem to get thicker, but the taste wasn’t as good as when I used only four capsules. However, you may need to adjust the amount if you use a different brand.
A lot of people refrain from eating yogurt on a low carb diet. But, when you use coconut cream, you know it’s got to be very low in carbs.
There’s debate on the the accuracy of carb count listed on yogurt anyway. So the carbs in yogurt are generally less than stated on the label.
And, if you want the perfect sized glass jars for storing individual servings, check out the Ball 4oz jars with plastic lids.
Low Carb Coconut Dairy Free Yogurt in the Instant Pot
Dairy Free Coconut Yogurt
- Pour coconut cream into Instant Pot. Put the lid on, then click the “Yogurt” button and use the “Adjust” button until “boil” is displayed.
- When the boil temperature has been reached, the Instant Pot will beep. At that time, open the lid and check the temperature. Stir in gelatin if using. Once temperature reaches 115°F, empty the powder from the probiotic capsules into the pot. Stir the powder into the coconut cream using a whisk.
- Place lid back on Instant Pot and push the "Yogurt" button again (it should say "yogurt"). Use the "+" or "-" buttons to adjust the culture time. I like to let it sit anywhere from 15 to 18 hours.
- When the time is up, open the lid. The yogurt may seem thin, but don’t worry. It thickens up in the refrigerator. Just pour it into a glass container with a lid and let it chill for a day.
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