Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

homemade almond yogurt

Even nut milk can be made into gut loving yogurt.

Absolutely no one needs to miss out on the benefits of homemade, probiotic rich yogurt. Whether you're lactose intolerant, vegan, paleo or simply an everyday nut addict, almond milk yogurt is plant based alternative worth making.

Almond milk yogurt must be made from scratch, from actual nuts. There are no short cuts. Additives and preservatives in store bought almond milk may interfere with the yogurt fermentation process. Fortunately, making it at home in the Vibe Blender System is very simple. 

Homemade almond milk yogurt

THICKENING DAIRY-FREE YOGURT

Almond milk yogurt will not naturally thicken while fermenting like traditional dairy yogurt. If you are like me and prefer a creamy tub set yogurt, a thickener is required. A premium powdered gelatin or agar agar are good options. Use the amount specified as a guide only. Add slightly more or less to achieve the yogurt texture you enjoy most.

A LITTLE BIT OF SUGAR PROMOTES GOOD BACTERIA.

Make sure your homemade nut milk has a little bit of sugar in it. Unlike animal milk, nut milk doesn’t naturally contain sugar. The Yogurt starter culture need something to feed on to allow the culturing process to take place. One teaspoon of sugar or one tablespoon of pasteurised honey is enough to kick start fermentation. Raw honey may have an antibiotic effect and is therefore not suitable for making yogurt. If honey was added when the nut milk was made, it is not necessary to add more. 

STARTER CULTURE

You will need a yogurt starter culture or probiotic to introduce the fermentation of bacteria to your nut milk. Use the amount of starter culture indicated on the packet or one dose of probiotic.

Homemade almond yogurt

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