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A super easy 2-ingredient AIP coconut yogurt anyone can make with just a mason jar and some cheesecloth. Paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan.
When I first got my Instant Pot, I told myself I’d make yogurt in it all the time. But then I got lazy and didn’t want to go through the effort. Now, years later, I still haven’t made yogurt in my Instant Pot.
But, I’ve discovered a better alternative! I found this recipe from Minimalist Baker for a super easy way to make coconut yogurt with just two ingredients and no cookware! I tried it with the ingredients I had on hand and it was a great success! So, I adapted it slightly to be AIP, and I wanted to share it with you, so you can make your own AIP coconut yogurt with just two ingredients and no cookware! Let’s get started!
What equipment do I need to make this 2-Ingredient Paleo/AIP Coconut Yogurt?
The best thing about this recipe is how freakin’ easy it is! No special equipment needed! I bet you already have everything you need to make this AIP coconut yogurt. Here’s your list:
- a pint size mason jar (or larger, if you want to double the recipe)
- another glass container will work just fine, as well, as long as you can seal it later
- some organic cheesecloth, or a clean thin dish towel (you want air to be able to go through easily, but not bugs)
- a small wood spoon
- a silicone spoon, spatula or whisk will work just as well
- just don’t use metal, as it deactivates the probiotics in the recipe
The ingredients for this paleo AIP coconut yogurt are super simple. Here’s what I use:
Coconut milk is an awesome alternative to dairy for those of us with dairy intolerances, or those of us following a paleo, AIP or vegan lifestyle.
In order for this recipe to be AIP and Paleo, your coconut milk needs to not have any sort of gums, thickeners or sweeteners in it. My favorite is Native Forest “Simple” coconut milk (Make sure to get “Simple” The other versions have guar gum). It’s creamy and not grainy at all (unlike some other coconut milk brands).
Get one with a variety of probiotic strains, including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. And get one with at least 25 billion CFU’s, for optimal gut health.
Be sure to get capsules that you can crack open and empty. Pills you have to crush do not work here.
Get capsules with PRObiotics only, no PREbiotics. And watch out for unwanted additives like gluten, dairy and soy. My favorite probiotic capsules are from NOW.
Grass-fed collagen peptides (optional)
Collagen peptides aren’t 100% necessary for this recipe. I’ve made it plenty of times without it and it tastes delicious either way. If you want an extra protein or collagen boost in your AIP coconut yogurt, just stir in a scoop of collagen peptides before placing in the fridge. It also helps thicken it up a bit, if you like your yogurt really thick, Greek style.
And by all means, if you are vegetarian or vegan, or you just don’t have any on hand, feel free to skip the collagen peptides.
This AIP coconut yogurt recipe is suuuuuper easy. Promise. If I can do this, you definitely can. Here’s what you’ll need to do. It will take you less than five minutes. Pinky swear.
- Clean and sterilize apint size mason jar.
- I just run mine through a good dishwasher cycle, but you could also submerge it in boiling water for a few minutes. Be sure to let it cool and dry off before continuing.
- Shakecoconut milkwell, open and then pour into your mason jar.
- Break open two probiotic capsules and sprinkle contents overcoconut milk.
- Using a wooden or silicone spoon, spatula or whisk, stircoconut milkand probiotics until well-combined.
- Do not use metal, as it deactivates the probiotics.
- Cover your mason jar with cheesecloth or a thin dish towel and secure with a rubber band.
- Let rest in a warm location (on your counter is fine) for 24-48 hours, or until yogurt has thickened and gotten tangy.
- The amount of time you let the yogurt ferment will depend on how warm your location is and how tangy you like your yogurt. We keep our house in the upper 60’s °F and 48 hours on the counter works just fine for me.
- Once your yogurt has reached the right amount of tanginess, give it a good stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula, cover with an airtight lid and store in the fridge. It will have a little thin layer of coconut kefir on top, but just stir it in and let it sit in the fridge for a bit and it will thicken up.
- If you like your yogurt extra thick (or you want an extra boost of protein/collagen), try mixing in a scoop ofcollagen peptides(after your yogurt has fermented, before you place it in the fridge). This step is optional.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.
Where to use this 2-Ingredient Paleo/AIP Coconut Yogurt
So now that you’ve made this AIP coconut yogurt, what do you do with it?
My favorite way to eat it is with some homemade fruit compote (just simmer down some fresh or frozen fruit, a splash of water and a spritz of lemon juice). You can also add your favorite sweetener (maple syrup and honey are AIP and paleo). Or just top with some fresh fruit and enjoy!
If you let your AIP coconut yogurt ferment a little longer, it gets extra tangy and can be used to make dairy-free sour cream! Just ferment on the counter for an extra half a day or so and use on tacos, taco salads, enchiladas, or anything you’d like!
This 2-Ingredient Paleo/AIP Coconut Yogurt also makes an excellent topper for AIP or paleo waffles and pancakes. Just scoop a dollop on top, sprinkle with fresh fruit, drizzle with a bit of maple syrup and enjoy! Or scoop some of this coconut yogurt and some fresh applesauce onto your waffles. You won’t regret it. Promise.
I also like to add a scoop of this coconut yogurt to my smoothies for an extra probiotic boost, as well as a little extra creaminess! Try adding a scoop to this Strawberry Mango Spinach Smoothie.
You could even try it on top of this Easy Sweet Potato Baked N’oatmeal and I bet it would be the best start to your day EVAR.
And be sure to subscribe to the emails, because I’m going to be sharing an AIP probiotic ranch dip using this yogurt, soon, and it is TO. DIE. FOR.
If you try this recipe, I would love to hear what you think in the comments! Let me know how you enjoyed it!
A super easy 2-ingredient AIP coconut yogurt anyone can make with just a mason jar and some cheesecloth. Paleo, AIP, gluten-free and vegan.
1 cup Native Forest Simple coconut milk
2 probiotic capsules (not pills you have to crush) (I use NOW brand) (make sure yours doesn’t contain any gluten, dairy, soy or PREbiotics)
1 scoop grass-fed collagen peptides (optional)
Clean and sterilize a pint size mason jar.*
Shake coconut milk well, open and then pour into your mason jar.
Break open two probiotic capsules and sprinkle contents over coconut milk.
Using a wooden or silicone spoon, spatula or whisk, stir coconut milk and probiotics until well-combined (do not use metal, as it deactivates the probiotics).
Cover your mason jar with cheesecloth or a thin dish towel and secure with a rubber band.
Let rest in a warm location (on your counter is fine) for 24-48 hours, or until yogurt has thickened and gotten tangy. The amount of time you let the yogurt ferment will depend on how warm your location is and how tangy you like your yogurt. We keep our house in the upper 60’s °F and 48 hours on the counter works just fine for me.
Once your yogurt has reached the right amount of tanginess, give it a good stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula, cover with an airtight lid and store in the fridge. It will have a little thin layer of coconut kefir on top, but just stir it in and let it sit in the fridge for a bit and it will thicken up.
If you like your yogurt extra thick (or you want an extra boost of protein/collagen), try mixing in a scoop of collagen peptides (after your yogurt has fermented, before you place it in the fridge). This step is optional.
To sterilize a mason jar, I just run mine through a good wash cycle in my dishwasher, but you can also submerge in boiling water for a few minutes. Make sure the jar is cooled off and dry before continuing to the next step.
After your coconut yogurt has fermented, feel free to add your sweetener of choice (I like maple syrup or honey for AIP), fresh fruit, fruit compote or enjoy as is.
Also works great as a dairy-free sour cream substitute, as a thickener for dairy-free “cream” sauces and as a topper for Paleo/AIP waffles. I also add it to smoothies for a probiotic boost as well as some extra creaminess.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
It should smell tangy, but not “funky.” If it starts to smell funky, it has gone bad. Throw it out.
All nutrition information is an estimate, only, using an online nutrition calculator.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 340
- Fat: 34g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: aip coconut yogurt, paleo yogurt, easy
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Can you have coconut yogurt on AIP diet? ›
If you follow the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP diet), you will need to go with the Native Forest Simple brand of coconut milk, as you are not supposed to consume gums or emulsifiers on AIP. As long as the coconut milk you use is straight coconut milk, then coconut milk yogurt is AIP compliant.Can you have coconut yogurt on Paleo? ›
A creamy, thick, dairy-free coconut yogurt made from coconut milk will satisfy that desire for yogurt without making you sick if dairy is a problem! Super easy to make and Paleo, Whole30, AIP.Is coconut yogurt good for your gut? ›
Due to its probiotic nature, coconut yoghurt is said to aid digestive health. The takeaway on this is that if ingested in adequate amount 5 probiotics may improve intestinal function 6, protect from infections 7, reduce the risk for colon cancer 8 and lower serum cholesterol 9.Is coconut AIP friendly? ›
Coconut is a member of the palm family, which is not related to tree nuts or peanuts. This explains why coconut and coconut products are allowed on the autoimmune protocol.How long is the elimination phase of AIP? ›
The length of the elimination phase of the diet varies, as it's typically maintained until a person feels a noticeable reduction in symptoms. On average, most people maintain this phase for 30–90 days, but some may notice improvements as early as within the first 3 weeks ( 1 , 6 ).Is there a paleo yogurt? ›
Many people following a Paleo diet often look for a good alternative to dairy yogurt that offer the same health benefits. The best paleo alternatives to regular yogurt are Forager Cashewmilk Yogurt and Lavva Raspberry Pili Nut Yogurt.Is coconut milk OK on AIP? ›
Since nut milks, rice milk and soy milk are all out on the Paleo autoimmune protocol, coconut milk and coconut cream are the best substitutes for traditional dairy milk.What bacteria is in coconut yogurt? ›
The bacteria in coconut yogurt are usually Lactobacillus bacteria, like Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Other healthy bacteria, like Bifidobacterium bifidum and Streptococcus thermophilus, are also often present.Is coconut yogurt Whole30 approved? ›
There are some forms of yogurt that are allowed on Whole30, although they are not common and can be tough to find. Coconut yogurt is one option – that's yogurt made with coconut milk rather than animal milk. Almond milk-based yogurts are another option.Does coconut yogurt cause inflammation? ›
Coconut is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce pain and swelling in the body and reduce the risk of many diseases – and it is being studied as a potential treatment to reduce the effects and size of ulcers.
Is coconut yogurt high in histamine? ›
Coconut Yogurt (High Histamine)
During fermentation, some histamine-producing bacteria are used to transform this milk into a creamy and tart yogurt. To start, coconut milk and coconut flakes are boiled until the mixture reaches 180°F (82°C).
Additives in refrigerated coconut milk may affect your digestive system due to thickening and gelling agents that can cause gas, bloating and diarrhea. Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, mannitol, lactitol, isomalt and maltitol, used for sweetening, can cause bloating and diarrhea.Can you drink coconut water on AIP? ›
Electrolytes have many benefits such as regulating fluid levels, the nervous system and muscle function. And coconut water is a natural source, which is also AIP and whole30 compliant.Can I have coconut sugar on AIP diet? ›
Coconut Sugar: While technically AIP compliant, coconut sugar is difficult to digest for many people (due to the inulin fiber). I suggest using only in moderation. Muscovado sugar: This is also called Barbados sugar, and is an unrefined sugar that contains molasses.Why is dairy not allowed on AIP? ›
A1 can be rejected by the body because it doesn't process and eliminate the casomorphin. The body may not have the enzyme to break down this type of casein.Is dark chocolate good for autoimmune? ›
Studies suggest antioxidant-rich dark chocolate with at least 50 to 70 percent cacao enhances blood flow, improves gut health, and eases stress — all effects that may indirectly strengthen your immune system.Can you lose weight on AIP? ›
The AIP diet can help you lose weight.
Since the AIP diet eliminates a lot of unhealthy foods, you can lose weight efficiently. If you've struggled to lose weight on other diets, the AIP might work. Keep in mind that when you begin to reintroduce foods, you'll want to do so in moderation to maintain your weight loss.
Oats aren't allowed on the paleo diet because they're a grain and an anti-nutrient. Eaten in high doses, their lectin content can break down your intestinal lining. That paired with the fact they bind to minerals in your body makes it a food we avoid while on a healing protocol.Is coconut sugar less inflammatory? ›
Experts gravitate toward raw honey, but the herb stevia, raw coconut nectar, coconut sugar and pure maple syrup are also good anti-inflammatory choices.
PURE MAPLE SYRUP
It's easy on the liver because of its low glycemic index score, and also has the potential to reduce inflammation in the body. We all know about inflammation and its harmful effects on the body and this bonus makes pure maple syrup one of my top picks as a sugar substitute.
Is balsamic vinegar OK on AIP diet? ›
I like to use it in stir-frys and with AIP sushi. Apple-Cider Vinegar—I recommend having at least one vinegar on hand to add to your meals, and this is an all-around standout. Other flavorings occasionally called for in AIP recipes—balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, cooking wine.Can you have bananas on AIP? ›
AIP approved fruits include: Apples. Apricots. Bananas.Can you have Greek yogurt on AIP diet? ›
Even Greek yogurt. The probiotics in yogurt are good though - so be sure to consume sauerkraut and/or kimchi. The best time is in the morning. If you are not doing a strict or clean paleo, Greek yogurt is okay.Is almond milk OK on AIP diet? ›
You can replace cow's or almond milk pretty much one-to-one in most recipes and they do a great job. Make sure your coconut milk doesn't have guar gum in it, as that's not allowed on AIP.Is coconut milk allowed on AIP diet? ›
Since nut milks, rice milk and soy milk are all out on the Paleo autoimmune protocol, coconut milk and coconut cream are the best substitutes for traditional dairy milk.Is coconut yogurt Whole30 approved? ›
There are some forms of yogurt that are allowed on Whole30, although they are not common and can be tough to find. Coconut yogurt is one option – that's yogurt made with coconut milk rather than animal milk. Almond milk-based yogurts are another option.Is Greek yogurt AIP friendly? ›
Yes. Avoid lactose and dairy. Even Greek yogurt. The probiotics in yogurt are good though - so be sure to consume sauerkraut and/or kimchi.Is Greek yogurt whole 30 approved? ›
Is Greek yogurt Whole30 approved? Nope. No traditional yogurts made with milk are Whole30 compliant because dairy is not allowed on the Whole30.Are bananas AIP friendly? ›
AIP approved fruits include: Apples. Apricots. Bananas.Can you drink coconut water on AIP? ›
Electrolytes have many benefits such as regulating fluid levels, the nervous system and muscle function. And coconut water is a natural source, which is also AIP and whole30 compliant.
Is Kefir an AIP? ›
There's a huge number to choose from that are AIP compliant, for example there's sauerkraut, lacto-fermented vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes and pickled cucumbers, beet kvass, fermented fruit, kombucha, and water kefir.Are Paleo and Whole30 the same? ›
The Whole30 and paleo diets likely offer the same health benefits, such as weight loss and a lower risk of diabetes and heart disease. Yet, Whole30 becomes gradually less strict after its initial stage, whereas paleo maintains the same regimen throughout.Why are legumes not allowed on Whole30? ›
Whole30 eliminates all legumes: Another healthy food group, axed from the menu! The creators of Whole30 warn that legumes (like chickpeas, black beans, or lentils) have high levels of phytates, which can block the uptake of certain nutrients by our bodies.Is Lavva yogurt healthy? ›
Along with its creamy sweet flavor, the certified organic and fair trade Pili nuts in Lavva yogurt have an incredible nutritional profile, with the highest vitamin E and magnesium concentration of any nut on earth.Is almond milk OK on AIP diet? ›
You can replace cow's or almond milk pretty much one-to-one in most recipes and they do a great job. Make sure your coconut milk doesn't have guar gum in it, as that's not allowed on AIP.Can you eat almond butter on AIP diet? ›
The short answer is yes. Nut butters made from cashews, macadamias, hazelnuts, and almonds are all Paleo, but there's a stipulation: they must only contain nuts. If additives, preservatives, or flavorings are included on the label, it isn't Paleo. Pure nut butters are a healthy choice in moderation.Why is dairy not allowed on AIP? ›
A1 can be rejected by the body because it doesn't process and eliminate the casomorphin. The body may not have the enzyme to break down this type of casein.Is coconut Whole30 compliant? ›
Coconut might be the G.O.A.T. for Whole30. Shredded and flaked coconut is great for adding flavor to stir-fries, salads, and more.Is coconut milk Whole30 compliant? ›
As long as the ingredients in your coconut milk are compliant, then that coconut milk is Whole30 compliant.Can you eat bananas on Whole30? ›
What about bananas? Yes, both pickles and bananas are allowed on Whole30. Yet if they are a potential trigger food for you (for instance, the sweetness of bananas sets off a craving for other treats or makes you want to binge on the fruit), then you may consider including them on your “don't eat” list.