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four glass jars of homemade vegan yogurt on a marble counter top with fresh strawberries and blueberries on top and on the side

Vegan Yogurt

If you like vegan yogurt but don't want to spend your money on store-bought yogurt, I got the perfect solution for you. This vegan yogurt with coconut milk is insanely easy to make. And it's super delicious and very budget-friendly!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 19 hours
Servings 4 servings
Calories 376kcal
Author Sina


  • 2 cans full fat canned coconut milk
  • vegan probiotic capsules totaling 50 billion active cells (use several capsules if one of your capsule has less than 50 billions. Just make sure you have a total of 50 billion)
  • 1 teaspoon agar agar powder (it serves as a thickener)


  • Pour two cans of full fat canned coconut milk into your instant pot. Make sure to use an Instant Pot with a yogurt function. I used the Instant Pot Duo 6 Quart for my coconut yogurt.
  • Carefully open a vegan probiotic capsule and pour its content into the Instant Pot. You should have a total of 50 billion active cells. If you have probiotic capsules with less active cells, just use several capsules to reach 50 billion. Only add the content of the capsule to the coconut milk, not the whole capsule. Also add the agar agar at this point. 
  •  Stir with a whisk or spoon until well combined.
  • Press the "Yogurt" button on your Instant Pot and set it to 24 hours using the "+" and "-" buttons. Then let the Instant Pot do its thing.
  • After 24 hours open the Instant Pot. Please note that the yogurt will still be pretty thin and runny. Don't worry, that's normal. It will get considerably thicker when it's cooled for at least another 24 hours in the fridge.
  • After opening the lid, transfer the coconut yogurt into small glass jars or plastic containers.
  • Store them in the fridge for at least 24 hours. The longer you store the yogurt the thicker it will get.
  • Serve the coconut yogurt with fresh berries or granola.


  • Please make sure you follow the recipe. I hate for you to wait for all this time and then not have a satisfying result. 
  • You need an Instant Pot with a yogurt function for this recipe. I used the Instant Pot Duo 6 Quart. It will not work without the yogurt program.
  • You need a total of 50 billion active cells for this homemade vegan yogurt. You can also use the content of several capsules. Just make sure you have a total of 50 billion. 
  • Agar agar powder serves as a thickener for this vegan yogurt. I usually use 1 teaspoon of powdered agar agar. You could replace it with 1 tablespoon of agar agar flakes. 
  • Sometimes the yogurt separates a bit when being stored in the fridge, so stir it with a spoon before eating it. 


Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 420mg | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 6.3mg