coconut yoghurt recipeFor those of you who have a range of food allergies – not just gluten – you will be pleased to find out you can make yogurt out of coconut cream.

As I found out the hard way – after eating my own body weight in this stuff when I found out about it – you want to use it sparingly as it packs a punch calorie wise. But you will find its so rich and delicious a little goes a long way.

Breakfast Cereal Portion Sizes

When you take time to read the recommended portion sizes for breakfast foods like cereals and muskie – the serving size is usually around 1/4 of a cup. Yet most people fill up the bowl, add some fruit and some yogurt and start shoveling.

Now as you know from my previous posts I am not a huge cereal girl, I might have the occasional granola for some variety – but I just doesn’ t find the grains and carbs fuel my day or give me the energy I need. But regardless of what type of cereal, granola or porridge you are putting in your bowl, take a look at your serving sizes. 

Flip it up.

When i make breakfast using granola or chia pudding I always flip it up… What does that mean exactly? I guess I reverse the order a normal person would put their food in the bowl. I start with the fruit at the base, then the coconut yogurt, then the granola or nutty topping as a garnish – not as the main attraction. This makes sure I do not go overboard with all the carbs and grains, and focus on eating more natural whole foods. 

3 ingredient pancakes
Great on top of 3 ingredient pancakes

Coconut Yogurt Recipe

Mum actually showed me how to make this after I introduced her to the world of coyo when we went on a girls road trip one weekend. Its great for dipping strawberries,, making a fruit fondue, topping your grawnola, or mixing with frozen berries for a soft serve like delight.


  • 1 Can of full fat coconut cream (don’t go light – you need the texture). I like buying the Samoan coconut cream. 
  • 3 Probiotic capsules
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut nectar (or you could use honey, or agave, or maple syrup – just what ever you have)
  • An EasiYo yogurt maker


  1. Warm the coconut cream in a sauce pan on a moderate head until warm (DO NOT BOIL).
  2. Pour the coconut cream info a clean glass jar (use the one from the EasiYo maker).
  3. Crack open your 3 probiotic capsules, and place the powder from inside into the coconut cream mixture and throw away the outer shells. 
  4. Add your coconut nectar (or selected sweeter)
  5. Use a clean long spoon to stir your mixture until well combined
  6. Boil a jug of hot water.
  7. Place the plastic insert into your eziyo maker and fill with boil boiling water until it covers the plastic insert.
  8. Place the jar fully of coconut mixture on top of the plastic insert (the water will start to come up the sides).
  9. Put the lip on the yogurt maker and leave to sit for 12 hours so the probiotics can start working their magic.
  10. Remove the yoghurt from the yoghurt maker and pop it in the fridge to chill before eating.


  • Make it before bed so you can pop it in the fridge in the morning.
  • Has a tangy zesty flavour so you may want to add a little vanilla essence or fruit when you eat it
  • Flavor will develop each day you keep it
  • It will last you around 2 weeks – if you do not eat it all before then. 
  • You might have to experiment with coconut cream brands until you find one that gives you the consistency you want. I found trident to be to runny for me, and the authentic Samoan (cheaper looking ones) to give a great result. 
  • You need to add the sweetener = for the process that turns it into yoghurt to work

Have you tried coconut yogurt before? How do you use? Would love to hear what you think.