Thursday, February 2, 2012
Best Coconut-Hemp Milk Non-Dairy Yogurt
It seems that those who stumble across my blog are often looking for a non-soy based vegan yogurt recipe, so I thought I would do a quick update here and share what I have found to be the best non-dairy milk combo for yogurt:
1 can full-fat coconut milk
2 cups of water
1/2 cup raw shelled hemp seeds
Puree the milk, water, and seeds in a blender until the seeds are totally ground, about a minute. The milk will be thick; the ground hemp seeds will act as an added thickener in the finished product. Culture the milk according to the instructions I posted earlier. Once the yogurt has cooled in the fridge, blend it with the following:
1-2 tsp. vanilla, to taste
1/2 tsp. maple extract (optional, but very good)
1/4 cup cocont sugar or other natural sweetener
1 tsp xantham gum
1/4 tsp. stevia powder
1/2-1 cup fresh or frozen fruit, optional
Blend it for a good while, and it will get a mousse-like texture. I also often add some calcium citrate powder. This is a great way to get good fats into your kids, as well as protein from the seeds. When blackberries were on sale last week, I mixed 6 oz, of blackberries and 1/2 banana in the yogurt as well, and the kids really loved it.
Here is my sleeping angel. Not always an angel when awake, but still totally precious.