Is something organic if it is shipped across the country? What about the fuel that is used and how that affects our environment, not to mention the freshness of the food and a myriad of other factors. Over the last few years i have been reading everything i can get my hands on to help me answer these and other questions so sit back, relax and explore where my quest has taken me thus far.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Coconut Yogurt

This weekend I took a shot at making yogurt using coconut milk. I am sitting here today enjoying the fruits of my labor. I think I still have a little experimenting to do to make it thicker and creamier, but as a first attempt I find it to be palatable which is an excellent step in the right direction.

What I used:
2 13.5oz. cans of light coconut milk (next time I will use regular, I think that will help with the thick and creamy issue)
2 tbsp honey
2 bananas, finely diced
shredded, unsweetened coconut, approximately 1/2 cup
In my blender I blended the coconut milk to warm it to the right temperature, it came close, but was a little under, this may also have made a difference in thickness
Once it was approximately the right temperature I added the honey, some shredded coconut and let it blend a little more. Then I added the yogurt culture and pulsed the blender for 5 long pulses.
Next i added approximately 1tbsp of shredded coconut to each yogurt cup and 1tbsp diced banana to each yogurt cup and i poured the coconut milk mixture int each. I gently stirred the cups to mix the fruit into the liquid.
I left the individual lids off each cup, put the main lid on and let it do it's yogurting for about 10 hours.

Ok I am going to finish my yummy yogurt now
City Mouse ;)

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