Homemade Coconut Yogurt

If you follow my Instagram stories you know that I make coconut yogurt on the regular. It is SO easy, just 2 ingredients and SO delicious! I'm telling you, this will change your life!


I came across this recipe from Minimalist Baker and totally fell in love. MANY of you have reached out asking for the recipe; so here you go! Ask and you shall receive! In short, put 2 probiotic pills into a can of coconut milk and wait two days. For those who need more guidance, keep reading.

I have tried this recipe with a couple different techniques and brands. This is what works best for me and how I can get the thickness and tang that I like. There are a few different methods so look at it all, and try a few different ways to figure out what you like best.

I use whole fat coconut milk, you can use low fat it just won't be as thick. It is the difference between greek yogurt and regular yogurt.You can use wooden spoon or matcha whisk (matcha whisk blends the pills in mush easier than a spoon) to mix the pills into the milk. Pop over to my amazon store to grab it all!

Make sure to look at the trouble shooting tips to avoid bad batches.

This recipe is SO easy and SOOOOO good! As I mentioned I find that a matcha whisk is the easiest to blend in the probiotics. If you don't have a matcha whisk thats ok, use a wooden spoon or plastic spoon but make sure all the clumps are dissolved. 


Lets be real, sometimes coconut yogurt (or non diary yogurt in general) can be pricy, full of sugar or preservatives. Thats why I LOVE making this and do it every week. I've started double batching it because it goes so fast! 

This recipe is sure to not disappoint! It is:

  • Tangy

  • Delicious

  • Creamy

  • Simple to make

  • Clean

  • Perfect for parfaits, on toast with almond butter and fruit

  • In smoothies

  • Inexpensive

  • Just another way to feed your gut healthy probiotics!


Homemade Coconut Yogurt 

Serves: 3-6. Prep time: 5 mins. Cook time: 24-48 hours


  • Full Fat Coconut Yogurt (I used 365 Whole Foods Brand)

  • Probiotic Capsules (I used Garden of Life)

You will also need:

  • a wide mouth jar or bowl

  • a wooden matcha whisk, wooden spoon or plastic spoon.*

  • cheesecloth or thin towel that will allow the yogurt to breathe


  1. Before opening the coconut milk shake well to break up any solid chunks, pour half of the liquid into a bowl*

  2. Take two probiotic pills, twist the capsule at the center to open then pour the insides into the bowl.

  3. Use matcha whisk or spoon to blend probiotics. A matcha whisk is going to blend it in the best. If using a spoon push some of the larger clumps against the side of the bowl to break it up.

  4. Once both pills are mixed in well, pour it into a wide mouth jar. Add the rest of the coconut milk to the jar and cover with cheesecloth or a dish towel. Place the jar in a dark place for 24-48 hours. The longer it sits out the more sour and the more thick it will become. Stir it after 24 hours there may be separation. I always leave it for 48 hours then throw it in the fridge overnight before devouring.


Trouble Shooting Tips:

*you can pour all the milk into a bowl or jar at once to shave a few second off prep time. I find it is easier to dissolve the probiotics when there is less liquid then add the rest. Totally doable either way.

* Using a metal spoon or whisk will deactivate the probiotics and your coconut milk won't ferment into yogurt. When mixing use a wooden or plastic utensil. 

*Shake the coconut milk or take it out of the can and mix it well before adding in probiotics. Make sure the coconut milk is smooth and clump free. If the fat is separated from the liquid it wont ferment properly. 

*If your probiotic pills have prebiotics too it won't work. Make sure your pill are prebiotic free 

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