Over the years I have received a lot of questions about how and why I eat yogurt (goat or sheep milk yogurt to be exact). And the best answer I can give you is because I can and like it, I guess. However that being said, yogurt can be a problematic food for people with Histamine Intolerance (HIT). It of course depends on how sensitive you are, but it also depends on the freshness, quality and probiotics used in the fermentation process. And on top of that there is the whole dairy issue which a lot of you are dealing with on top of HIT. So I guess it is time for a dairy free Homemade Coconut Yogurt recipe.
I personally find that my body handles yogurt made from goat and sheep milk better than regular cow milk yogurt. However, if you are vegan or for any other reason avoid or don’t tolerate dairy of any kind, coconut yogurt is a great alternative, since soy yogurt is out the window as well in regards to dealing with HIT….. however I don’t know about you guys, but I still haven’t managed to find a store bought coconut yogurt without added guar gum! Have any of you found a good store bought coconut yogurt without any unwanted added stuff to it? If yes please share your knowledge in the comments below, including brand and place to buy. As I’m sure someone would love to know what you know.
However, since I personally have decide to not add guar gum back into my diet (or at least avoid it whenever possible), I make my own coconut yogurt from time to time, just to mix it up a little 😉 And it is time to share the recipe with you guys. While I by no means invented coconut yogurt, trust me there is a ton of recipes out there. I still wanted to share my way of making a relatively thick guar gum free homemade coconut yogurt with Histamine Friendly Probiotics.
First you of course need to use coconut milk. I use of of two brands which are guar gum free, which are available here in my country, The Netherlands. If you know of another brand which is also guar gum free, please share in the comments below 🙂 Brand 1 is Grace Premium Thai Coconut milk, available on amazon.co.uk. Brand 2 is Aroy-D Coconut Milk, this used to be my go to coconut milk, because it is available at my local super market, however recently the brand added the emulsifier E435 to the ingredient list. Which means that Aroy-D is no longer a brand I buy. I still linked to it on amazon.com, since according to amazon they still sell the version with no crap added. As for brands available in the US I believe Native Forest Coconut Milk simple, is additive free along with Trader Joe’s Organic coconut milk. The two latter brands I haven’t tried out, since they are not readily available where I live, here in The Netherlands.
For this yogurt I used Grace Premium Thai Coconut milk, which I blended with about a handful of coconut flakes, until the liquid is completely smooth. Then transfer to a jar with a lid, and stir in the histamine friendly probiotics (ProBiota HistaminX, from Seeking Health). Place the jar, without the lid on, in the oven overnight with just the oven light on, no additional heat. In the morning give it a stir, and place the jar in the refrigerator with the lid on.
Once it has cooled down to the temperature of the refrigerator, it will thicken and is ready to be enjoyed with some tolerated fruit/berries or some lovely homemade muesli/granola. Check out my muesli and granola recipes for some homemade histamine friendly options 😉 Homemade Muesli, Vegan Salted Caramel Granola – gluten free, and Gluten Free Pistachio granola (recipe coming next week, will update this post with a link then).
Since this is a relatively high fat / high fiber type of yogurt, small portions are recommended 😉 Enjoy <3Print
A three ingredient, guar gum free, thick homemade coconut yogurt with Histamine Friendly Probiotics.
- 250 ml/ 1 cup coconut milk (additive free, I used this one)*
- 30 g/ 0.75 cup coconut flakes
- 2 capsules of Histamine Friendly Probiotics
- Blend the coconut milk together with the coconut flakes, until the liquid is completely smooth.
- Then transfer to a jar with a lid, open the probiotics capsules and stir in the histamine friendly probiotics.
- Place the jar, without the lid on, in the oven overnight with just the oven light on, no additional heat.
- In the morning give it a stir, and place the jar in the refrigerator with the lid on. Once it has cooled down to the temperature of the refrigerator, it will get thicker and ready to be enjoyed with some tolerated fruit/berries or some lovely homemade muesli/granola.
If the coconut milk I used isn’t available where you live, please take a look in the post above for some other additive free coconut milk options. If you have any other tips for additive free brands please share the information in the comments below 🙂
Please note the coconut flakes are added in this recipe to make the yogurt thick.
*In all disclosure the links to amazon (US and UK) above are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the products in question and buy it, I get a small commission. This will hopefully help me cover some of the costs to running this blog. However, this does not cost you anything additional when you order through one of these links.