Now I’m not claiming that this will have the same exact texture as yogurt but this is a quick and easy alternative to store bought vegan yogurt. The lemon juice gives it a bit of tanginess and the agave is sweet enough that it isn’t overwhelming. I personally don't like to buy too many pre-packaged store bought products because I'm not a fan of foods that have a million ingredients I can't even pronounce so this simple vanilla yogurt is a nice substitute for that.
Well, I won't go on too much in this post haha.
- Alexis (:
- 1 ¼ cup non-dairy milk
- 1 ½ tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2-4 tablespoons agave or more to taste
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 acidophilus probiotic capsule powders
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
Mix the cornstarch and ¼ cup of non-dairy milk in a small bowl and set aside.
In a medium sized pan, whisk together the rest of the milk, agave, lemon juice and optional ingredients (if using) and heat on a medium-low flame until bubbles start to form around the edges but not boiling. When it reaches this stage, put the flame on low and add in the cornstarch mixture that you set aside earlier, whisking constantly as to not get chunks of cornstarch in the yogurt.
After fully incorporating all of the ingredients, put the flame back on medium-low and whisk it every so often until it thickens and take it off heat and add in the vanilla.
Cool the yogurt mixture completely before adding the acidophilus powder and let sit at room temperature for 4 – 12 hours so the probiotics can culture.