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Cashew & Almond Yogurt (Greek-Style!)

Cashew & Almond Yogurt (Greek-Style!)

SO creamy, perfectly tangy, and thick vegan yogurt made from just 5 ingredients! Gum-free, agar-free, coconut-free, and super easy to make!


  • Author: Full of Plants
  • Yield: 1 and 1/2 cup 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (150g) raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup (60g) raw almonds
  • 1 and 3/4 cup (415ml) water
  • 1 tbsp (7g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp (5ml) non-dairy yogurt

Instructions

  1. Soak the cashews and almonds overnight. Drain and transfer to a high-speed blender. Add the water and blend on high for about 30 seconds.
  2. Transfer the cashew and almond milk to a nut milk bag and squeeze it over a large bowl to strain the milk. Try straining as much milk as possible. Discard the pulp or use in cookies, cakes, etc.
  3. Dissolve the cornstarch in 3 tbsp of the cashew/almond milk. Add it back to the milk.
  4. Transfer the cashew/almond milk to a medium sauce pan, add the sugar, and heat over medium heat. Whisk constantly until it comes to a boil and starts to thicken. As soon as it as thickened, remove from heat, pour into a small glass bowl and cover with plastic film to touch (to prevent a skin from forming on top). Let it cool for about 1 hour, or until it’s at room temperature.
  5. Add the teaspoon of non-dairy yogurt and stir using a wooden spoon to mix with the milk. Cover again with plastic film to touch.
  6. If using an Instant Pot: Place 1 cup of water in the pot. Add the steam rack and place the bowl of yogurt on top. Close the lid and set on Yogurt mode for 7 hours for a mild yogurt.
  7. If using a Yogurt Maker: Divide the yogurt into small jars. Set the maker for 7 hours.
  8. If using an Oven: Turn on the oven and set it to the lowest temperature (mine is 50°C). Preheat for about 20 minutes. Next, turn it off but leave the light on. Place your bowl of yogurt in the oven and let it incubate for 7-8 hours with the light on.
  9. Once your yogurt is ready, refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until cold before enjoying. Yogurt will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

To calculate the nutritional value, I counted 1/3 of the amount of calories from the nuts since we strain them. It’s just a guess and this value may not be accurate.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 11.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.6g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 4.7g