How to Make Lactose Free Yogurt with Probiotics

Yogurt is famous for its good bacteria. It is good for the body and a snack everybody can enjoy, especially for the kids.

Health conscious parents and people take advantage of this fact and eat yogurt regularly. This is the reason why many would love to learn how to make homemade yogurt.

There are many recipes and variations in making yogurt. Some focus on the flavors while some on the nutritional value. Would you like to make yogurt? Then, you should use a yogurt maker, or at least an oven to keep the yogurt warm while it ferments.

What are Probiotics?

The layman’s term for probiotic is good bacteria. They are microorganisms that naturally swarm with in our body fighting off bad bacteria. This type of bacteria is also found in foods and supplements.

In our digestive system alone, there are over 500 kinds of bacteria. Probiotics also maintain good immune system. They keep our intestines healthy and help in melting down food. This is the reason why it is recommended for people with digestive disorders such as gastroparesis.

According to researchers, some disorders in the digestive system are results of good bacteria disruption. Meaning, there is a lack of good bacteria supply. This usually happens when taking antibiotic. That is why one of the side effects of antibiotic is diarrhea because it kills all type of bacteria.

This can be rectified by intake of new bacteria in a form of probiotics. Yogurt, due to its bacterial make up is considered as food with probiotics. Yogurt can be good to a person suffering from digestive disorders.

What is a Lactose Free Yogurt?

There are people who have lactose intolerance wherein they have inability digesting lactose. Wondering what lactose is? Well, it is a sugar found in milk. One of the ingredients in making yogurt is milk. Therefore, if you have lactose intolerance, you need to eat a lactose free yogurt which is a yogurt without milk.

How to Make Lactose Free Yogurt with Probiotics

If a person has lactose intolerance and wants to eat yogurt, the homemade yogurt coconut recipe will work. These are the ingredients:

Half batch of yogurt coconut milk
15 oz of coconut milk (organic)

You need to have the following tools:

2 ½ quart jars
Thermometer (for kitchen use)
Spoon made of stainless
Stainless pots
Yogurt maker

In using a yogurt maker, just mix and incubate the ingredients in the yogurt maker.
If you do not have a yogurt maker, do the following:

1. Sterilize containers.
2. Heat coconut milk about 80-100 degrees F.
3. Turn off the burner and cool the milk once it reached 80-100 degrees F by stirring it.
4. Put into the containers.
5. Put into the coolers for fermentation process for about 6 hours.
6. Check the yogurt if it’s done.
7. Cover and refrigerate to have it cooled.

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