Yogurt has always been my favorite dessert. Until I went vegan, I ate two yogurts every single day, one after my lunch and another one after my dinner. I don't eat yogurt as a dessert anymore because I only eat desserts once in a while because they are harder to digest after a big meal, so I prefer to eat sweet things at breakfast or as a snack.
When people want to go vegan, it's hard to give up dairy products because they're addictive, but fortunately there are so many non-dairy products available now and also so many recipes we can make at home.
We posted a soy yogurt recipe, which is made like regular yogurt and a coconut yogurt recipe, which is so quick and easy, but some of you don't consume soy and fresh coconuts are not easy to find in some places like Spain, besides, they're not always affordable, so we've made this new recipe using cashews instead. Hope you enjoy it!
- We haven't made this recipe using other nuts, so we don't know if it would work. If you try other nuts, please leave a comment.
- If you don't add the probiotic supplements, your yogurt won't taste the same and it won't be so good for your gut either.
I buy my probiotic supplements from iHerb and they’re vegan. I love iHerb because I can buy some products it’s hard to find here in Spain and they are also so affordable. If you’re going to buy for the first time, you can use my coupon code: JWT081 and save 5 or 10$ on your first order and also they’ll give a little discount on my next order.
Simple Vegan Cashew Yogurt
- 2 and ⅔ cups unsalted raw cashews
- 1 and ½ cup water
- 4 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 3 probiotic supplements
- Soak the cashews overnight.
- Drain them and place them in a blender with the rest of the ingredients (except the probiotic supplements) and blend until smooth.
- Place the yogurt in a bowl, add the 3 probiotic supplements (we need the probiotic powder, so empty the capsules). Mix well.
- Cover with a cheesecloth and let it sit in a dark, cool room for at least 12 hours. Then you can enjoy the yogurt or keeping it in the fridge until it's cold.
Did you make this recipe?
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Griselda Mussett says
I have just bought a yogurt maker machine. The recipe says it's ok to use some live yogurt culture to make the new yogurt. Will that work with cashew milk?
Hi Griselda! I've never tried it myself because I don't have a yogurt maker machine, but I think it should work...
Actually, in a recent study (very small number of participants), results suggested probiotics had no to minorly negative impact to the state of your microflora. Of course the state of people's microflora in the first varies and this wouldn't entirely encapsulate the variety in the population, but still these results suggest that for what was representative at least they do at worst little harm.
Disclaimer: I am scientifically trained but do not have a well rounded knowledge of the literature in this area being not a professional in this area.
Hi Aimée! Thanks for your comment 🙂
Hey could you tell me how many gram of probiotic you used? I would like to use a different probiotic supplement but I am not sure how much to use.
Hi Lisa! I can't tell you the amount in grams, sorry! I used this one: https://www.iherb.com/pr/nutrition-now-pb8-pro-biotic-acidophilus-for-life-120-veggie-caps/5930 Hope it helps!
okay. Thank you for answering!
KIRAN KISHORE says
What is probiotic supplement? Where to get
Hi Kiran! Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. You can find them at any health store, on Amazon, iHerb, etc.
Hello! Would it work using a yogurt maker? Thank you 🙂
Hi Roxanne! I've never used one myself, so I'm not sure, but if it works, please let us know 🙂
Deborah Boughner says
I find it very interesting that you add salt which typically kills bacteria and didn't add sugar which feeds them. Is the purpose of the salt to add more sourness?
Hi Deborah! You don't need to add sugar to make yogurt, so I prefer to avoid it. Adding salt to get a flavor more similar to real yogurt, but omit it if you want 🙂
Lisa Cloete says
Looks delicious but cashew is supposedly very bad for unhappy guts, as prone to fungus. Is adding probiotics enough to counteract that? Because would love to eat.
Hi Lisa! I don't think cashews are bad for unhealthy guts, but it's up to you. We have other yogurt recipes on the blog, so please take a look. Hope it helps!
I made it and was delicious! Thank you 😘
Hi Evi! Thank YOU 🙂 So glad you liked it!
Hi Sandy! I'm so sorry the recipe didn't work for you, but our readers love it and it's pretty similar to a plant-based yogurt. Have a nice day!
sandy levy says
I just made this and it came out looking exactly as the photos above. The texture and taste are much more like ricotta cheese than yogurt. It was really good with blueberries and some maple syrup. It might work best as a sub for ricotta. My only disappointment is that it's not yogurt-like at all
Can you make this with store purchased cashew milk, for example Silk unsweetened Cashew Milk? Thanks for the recipe.
Hi Mel! I've never tried it myself, so I can't help you, sorry!
June E Siegel-Hill says
I have not made it yet, but am curious to know why you're supposed to leave it in a cool, dark room. Normally, you'd have some heat on like a yogurt maker would, right? What is the difference? Thanks.
Hi June! I'm not sure, but it works 🙂 It's also okay to leave it at room temperature, but it should be covered.
Id love to try this recipe but could I use store bought cashew milk instead of making my own? Thanks Peg
Hi Peggy! Yes, of course. As long as it has no preservatives or nasty additives is okay 🙂
Can I use rejuvelac instead of the probiotic and the water and hace the same effects? thanks
Hi Mat! I've never made it using rejuvelac, but I think it could work 🙂
I made this and it tastes salty. Reminded me more of cream cheese than yogurt which is great if I would have added less water and made it thicker. Besides that, great recipe!
Hi Eryn! Try to add less salt next time 🙂 Thanks for your comment!
I have probiotic capsules for myself, but I also have children's probiotic powder. Would it be a bad idea to use the children's powder instead? I just think that might be easier, since I have it anyway. If you think its fine, how much of it should i use? Thanks in advance.
Hi Naomi! I've never heard about children's probiotic powder, so I don't know, sorry!
WHy do you not mix in the probiotic powder with the other ingredients? Also, do you ever double the recipe ? I’m anxious to make this !
Hi Carolyn! Because the bacteria in probiotics are delicate, so it's better this way. No, I don't, but it should work 🙂