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Almond "yogurt"?

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Created June 14, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Has anyone seen/tried the non-dairy "yogurt" made with almonds? I saw it in the store last week, and from what I remember it's dairy-, soy-, and gluten-free, with about 12g sugar/serving. Is it worth a try?

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on June 26, 2012
at 09:58 PM

no .

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on June 14, 2011
at 11:26 PM

to make any kind of fermented yogurt all you add is 1 to 2 TB whey, a bit of honey and a bit of unflavored gelatin....works every time for me! Havent tried almond yet but with the above items i'm pretty certain it would work, but I'll let you know!

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on June 14, 2011
at 09:46 PM

coconut milk yogurt tastes great, though, by the way.

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on June 14, 2011
at 09:29 PM

dang, that's ALOT of sugar.

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on June 14, 2011
at 08:16 PM

I don't think so. They probably threw a bunch of sugar in there for taste.

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on June 15, 2011
at 12:13 AM

You get almond yogurt by adding sugar so that the bacteria/yeast have something to chow down on. The carb count listed accounts for the added sugar but the actual sugar in the finished product is far less as it is with traditional yogurt. I believe there's ~20% of original sugars left in the final product.

Having said that, the store bought stuff is nowhere near as nice as homemade. I'd try it if you don't do dairy and just see what you think. Some people like it. I was not one of them (although I do make my own sometimes.)

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on June 14, 2011
at 08:34 PM

My two-year-old son tried it and said it was "licky" (his version of yucky)

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on June 14, 2011
at 09:23 PM

Yogurt is made using a bacteria that consumes the lactose in milk during fermentation. Almond milk doesn't have lactose, so I am not sure how you can have "almond yogurt".

I see some recipes online that either make what is basically thick almond milk (i.e. process blanched almonds in the food pro and separate some of the liquid to get a thick goo), or using something called "veggie starter". The latter sounds like it might be fermented (i.e. probiotic), but I am not sure what there is in almond milk to ferment. You need some kind of sugar to have fermentation. The fact that people are making and eating something they call "yogurt" which is not even fermented is bizarre and somewhat disturbing to me.

I dunno I think I would have to better understand what it is... might be closer to pudding than yogurt.

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on June 14, 2011
at 11:26 PM

to make any kind of fermented yogurt all you add is 1 to 2 TB whey, a bit of honey and a bit of unflavored gelatin....works every time for me! Havent tried almond yet but with the above items i'm pretty certain it would work, but I'll let you know!

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on May 18, 2013
at 08:28 PM

tried the almond milk "yogourt" and it's quite gross. Agree with the person above who said it tastes like rotten almond milk. disgusting texture, bad flavour, and probably not that beneficial healthwise either.

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on May 18, 2013
at 08:00 PM

personlly i think in most cases coconut milk will make things taste better than almond milk. I just eat regular greek yogurt, made from cow sheep or goats milk, but if i had to go dairy free id definitely do coconut milk

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on May 18, 2013
at 07:12 PM

As far as I'm concerned, most brands of almond yogurt are pretty much sweet pudding, but there's one that's actually kind of good called "Almond Yoga": https://www.karmavore.ca/shop_item.php?id=3216

It tastes surprisingly similar to real dairy yogurt, and as far as I know, it's minimally processed and doesn't have much sugar (still too much for me to handle... oh well). It's from a company called Crave Conscious, and while I'm not sure how widely distributed it is, I know you can at least get it at Whole Foods in Vancouver, B.C.

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on May 18, 2013
at 05:26 AM

Amande brand almond milk yogurt is good, but it does contain rice starch and a few other questionable ingredients. They use fruit juice to sweeten it. As far as a processed food goes, it's pretty good. If you're looking for thick and creamy, like Greek yogurt, this won't satisfy. However, if you've been gluten/dairy free for a while, you might inhale this like our family does.

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on March 25, 2013
at 04:36 PM

I've added kefir grains to coconut milk for a tasty ferment, but my same experiment with almond milk was horrible! So I don't think almond yogurt would taste very good without a lot to doctor the taste.

I haven't tried it yet, but I read a "recipe" where you can refrigerate coconut milk to separate out the thick "cream" and then ferment that with yogurt culture for a decent coconut yogurt, but I haven't tried it yet--that sound plausible.

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on March 25, 2013
at 02:18 PM

I tried So Delicious greek almond yogurt, coconut flavor. Not a fan. It was thicker than pudding. The consistency didn't bother me, but I hated the flavor. So Delicious coconut milk yogurt is delish, but probably a ton of sugar.

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on March 25, 2013
at 02:13 PM

It is horrible tasting! Dont waste the money!

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on June 26, 2012
at 09:55 PM

I make my own almond milk, and got the recipe from GIPro Health's web site. I have celiac's and am casein intolerant and get sick everytime I eat dairy based yogurt, even goat's. To me it is delicious. I use two TBL of honey to help with the fermentation. It only takes 8 hours to make as opposed to 24 on the milk.

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on March 21, 2012
at 01:47 AM

You can make cashew yogurt with natural fermentation: blend equal quantities cashews and water. Let sit undisturbed in a warm place for 8-12 hours.

I have no idea what it is about cashews that makes this work, or whether it could work with other nuts, possibly with the addition of some sort of starter (yogurt, whey, probiotics).

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on March 20, 2012
at 05:30 PM

I tried it. Way too sugary. I will try to do it myself. Tried with store bought almond milk: does not work. Will try with almond. Same thing with coconut yogurt, again too sugary. Will try both. Somebody have a good recipe? Its expensive to try and have to put it down the drain.

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on June 14, 2011
at 09:42 PM

I've had it..and my recommendation is: don't do it! It's not yum, it's got a weird texture, and tastes overwhelmingly like rotten almond paste. My two kids don't like it, either. Blech, I'm grossed out just thinking about it now, lol. Better to get the full-fat greek stuff, in my opinion. (Once in a great while, though.) Hope my "review" helps! :)

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on June 14, 2011
at 09:46 PM

coconut milk yogurt tastes great, though, by the way.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on June 14, 2011
at 08:29 PM

You can easily make your own from home made almond milk or store bought organic almond milk.

I've made it with coconut milk and goat milk but yet to try almond milk myself, thanks for the inspiration, I may try it next week!!

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on June 14, 2011
at 08:15 PM

To me that sounds like a ton of sugar.

Plus I'm a fan of "real foods". If you don't eat the neolithic version of the food, don't try to paleoize it. Nuts are ok in the quantities you'd eat whole nuts, processing them to turn them into "yogurt" or "flour" just increases the amount you eat.

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