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Offline marmee

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Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« on: June 03, 2009, 10:19:37 am »
Anyone made one?

Would love love love to hear from you   :-*
Marmee, intrigued by the TM and living in NSW Australia

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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 11:55:18 am »
Hi Marmee,

I am in the process of making Coconut Milk yoghurt in the Thermomix .... I'll let you know how I get on    ;)

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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 12:57:00 pm »
Oh squirrel - your help would be much appreciated  :)

Any flavour - or a plain yoghurt?
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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 01:31:18 am »
I am just making plain..... but will probably try adding some organic maple syrup or something after it has been refridgerated to see if I can tweek it.

Stay tuned.  But so far I have made the coconut milk in the Thermomx and then the yoghurt also in the Thermomx  from there.

So far.. so good. I'll post the full details once I know how it turns out.   :-))  (and if I can make it taste good as well.!!)

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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 06:53:33 am »
You are a gem  :)
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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 01:41:50 pm »
Sorry Marmee it's taken me so long... but had to make another batch to test it again.  The yoghurt is not a thick a dairy yoghurt but I have read you can add some agar agar and tapioca flour to thicken it up.  (I have not tried this in my testing)

Firstly I made the coconut milk in the Thermomix, but you could also make it with canned coconut milk.

Making Coconut Milk in Thermomix

1.  Put 300g Dessicated Coconut and approx 900g Water  (I add more water than the recipe from the Everyday Cookbook)
2.  Cook for 10 mins at 100 degrees on speed 4
3.  Pulverise for 30 secs on speed 8

Strain through stainless steel mesh strainer and press out all the liquid.  This makes approx 500g of coconut milk.


To make the yoghurt

1. In the Thermomix, cook the coconut milk for 7 mins at 70 degrees on speed 1
2. Place 2  heaped tablespoons of organic plain yoghurt in a ramekin.  Make sure the ramekin and spoon have been washed in hot water.  Shake out the water, do not wipe with tea towel or anything that will corrupt the yoghurt.  Set aside to reach room temperature. 

NB  I use dairy yoghurt as a starter, but you could use plain soy yoghurt or possibley purchase a probiotic non-dairy starter.

3.  Let the coconut milk stand in the Thermomx bowl until the 37 degree light goes off on the Thermomix.  Then pour a little amount of coconut milk into your ramekin with your yoghurt starter  (using your clean spoon) and mix to a runny paste.
Add back to your remaining coconut milk in the Thermomix.  Also add 1  heaped tablespoon of honey (gives the yoghurt starter something to feed on)
Optionally here add 1 tsp of agar agar powder and 1 tsp of tapioca flour to thicken.
4.  Mix for 4 secs on speed 3
5.  Cook for 7 mins at 37 degrees on speed 1

6.  Pour the coconut milk yoghurt into a food thermos (I usually let stand for 10 mins with boiling water in the thermos to pre-warm it).
7.  Let the yoghurt stand for about 5 hours.  Then pour into a clean glass jar and refridgerate.

Enjoy!!   ;D

As I mentioned above, it is  not the thickest yoghurt you will ever make, but it tastes very scrumptious. 


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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 03:07:21 am »
Thank you so much for posting this.  It is much appreciated   :-*
Marmee, intrigued by the TM and living in NSW Australia

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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 07:25:40 am »
Hi Marmee! *waves*
Have you made the yoghurt yet?  And I want to know how to make a vanilla one- do you add essence before or after setting it?

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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009, 07:44:16 am »
Generally best to add the flavourings gently after it has yogged. 

Additives tend to upset the cart and not allow yoghurt to set - especially if there is alcohol from vanilla essence.

You could try putting a vanilla bean in the milk and boiling it to flavour the milk, but it is a lot more expensive than just essence/extract.
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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009, 09:17:19 am »
You're wonderful, Squirrel!  I can't wait to try this!  Haven't had yoghurt for so long....
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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2010, 06:01:38 am »
This would not be dairy and soy free though would it??? As you are using dairy yoghurt or cultures???

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Re: Dairy and soy free yoghurt
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2010, 09:49:59 am »
You can get culture starters from CHEESELINKS

May be worth contacting them for advice?
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