Let’s talk about how you can make soy yogurt at home and how to seamlessly integrate it into your daily meals. Whether you’re a seasoned plant-based enthusiast or just curious about the wonders of tofu, get ready to discover the ease and joy of making your very own tofu yogurt today!
Here’s the ironic thing: I wasn’t a huge fan of yogurt when I was a vegetarian. But now that I’m vegan? I love the stuff!
I think my problem was the dairy. But this dairy-free soy yogurt solves that.
I buy plant-based yogurt at the store, but I also make it home, especially now that I’ve got this handy recipe. Packed with plant-powered protein, calcium, and the goodness of probiotics, each spoonful nourishes both body and soul.
Savor the creaminess and relish the health benefits with every bite.
You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- Tofu — You’ll need a 12 oz container of silken tofu. This is different than firm tofu. I talk more about where to find this tofu in my ultimate tofu buying guide!
- Syrup — We’ll add a minimal amount of syrup sweetener, like maple syrup. You can add more based on your taste preferences, but if you’re using this as an ingredient in some other recipe, minimal is better.
- Acid — I prefer to use lemon juice because it has a milder flavor, but you can substitute a more subtle vinegar, like white wine vinegar or even apple cider vinegar.
- Vanilla — If you’re using this as an ingredient in a savory dish, you may want to leave the vanilla out. But if you’re serving it with a bowl of fruit, the vanilla is a big flavor boost! Another way to add more vanilla flavor and more protein is to add up to a tablespoon of protein powder.
- Optional Probiotics — If you have a probiotic capsule, you can add this to the yogurt to add fermentation. I have made it with and without and it’s great either way.
How to Make Soy Yogurt
- Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
- Serve right away or transfer to an air tight container and store in the fridge.
Soy Yogurt Nutrition
Silken tofu, the star of our soy yogurt, brings a wealth of nutritional benefits to the table. In each spoonful, you’ll find:
- Protein — Silken tofu provides all 9 amino acids, making it a complete protein. It’s a fantastic addition to your plant-based diet.
- Calcium — Every 3/4 cup serving offers between 100 and 200 milligrams of calcium
- Iron — For vegans and vegetarians having a rich source of iron is important. Tofu offers that which is another great reason to include it in your diet.
Beyond protein, soy yogurt offers a rich source of calcium, essential for bone health, and a medley of vitamins that contribute to overall well-being. Here’s more about the nutritional benefits of soy in your diet.
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- NUTRITIOUS —This yogurt is a healthy, protein-rich addition to a plant-based diet.
- VERSATILE — Eat it on its own with some fruit or granola, or use it as an egg replacer in other recipes. it’s a handy recipe to have around!
- CREAMY — If you crave creamy treats, serve this yogurt with some blueberry sauce drizzled over the top for the ultimate healthy snack!
Can I use this yogurt in savory dishes?
Absolutely! Silken Tofu Yogurt adds a creamy touch to savory dishes like dressings, dips, and even soups. You can even use it in place of mayo in salad dressings or dips.
Is soy yogurt vegan?
Yes, soy yogurt is vegan as long as there aren’t any dairy or egg products in it.
How to Use Tofu Yogurt
Discover the myriad ways to incorporate Silken Tofu Yogurt into your daily meals.
- Breakfast bowls — Create silky smooth breakfast bowls by adding berries or chopped nuts as a topping.
- Dessert topping — Add dollops of silken tofu yogurt over your favorite desserts, the possibilities are endless.
- Salad Dressings — Add a little bit of vegan yogurt with some Italian vinaigrette for a creamy Italian dressing to serve over salads.
- Dips — I also like using yogurt to make some dairy-free ranch dip. Serve it with chopped veggies. It’s so creamy and delicious!
- Egg Replacement — Yogurt makes a great egg replacement in recipes like cakes, muffins, donuts, and brownies. Use 1/4 cup of soy yogurt for every egg called for in your recipe.
- Frozen Yogurt — Use this yogurt to make yourself a delicious batch of dairy-free frozen yogurt. Add your favorite fruit like frozen blueberries for even more flavor!
Store tofu yogurt in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze soy yogurt in freezer-safe containers. It will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Silken Tofu Yogurt
- 12 oz silken tofu (Use firm tofu for a firmer consistency)
- 2 teaspoons syrup sweetener
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 probiotic capsule (optional)
- optional: 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder
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The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.