When you miss yogurt, this non-dairy Vanilla Faux-gurt (AIP/Paleo) will stand in for you! Add the contents of a probiotic capsule for gut health benefits.
Do you miss having yogurt sometimes? Maybe you can’t find any readily available options that are AIP-friendly. Or maybe you don’t feel like going through a long process to make your own.
This recipe is a quick and easy way to make a dairy-free option to yogurt. For probiotic benefit, you can add some of your own probiotics from a capsule, etc. (When I use probiotics myself for a gut health booster, I use this kind.) There’s no slaving over bottles, or struggling to make yogurt in an Instant Pot. Just heat in a saucepan, mix some stuff in, and BOOM. You’re done. Well, you do have to refrigerate it overnight, but your work is done. 😁
Which vanilla should I use?
Ah, vanilla. It’s a confusing topic in the AIP world. Which is the best? My go-to brand is Singing Dog Vanilla. They have several different options, depending on what you are making.
For baked items, or foods that will be heated, you can use organic pure vanilla extract because the alcohol in it theoretically cooks off. For non-cooked items, you can use alcohol-free vanilla. While there is no alcohol in that kind, there is rapeseed oil (turnip seed), which is avoided in the elimination phase of AIP. The amount across an entire recipe is typically very small, but use your best judgment.
In general, to be fully AIP elimination phase friendly, one should use vanilla powder – but read ingredients. If your vanilla powder is white, it may not be pure, or may contain cornstarch. Pure vanilla powder is brown, and mildly flavored. It is also not usually available commercially, according to the folks at Singing Dog.
(Side note: Singing Dog has just come out with a double strength vanilla that is DIVINE. I used it in my recipe for Vanilla Shortbread Cookies. So much yum!)
Have fun with this little recipe. As usual, I’m wishing you great love, and deep healing.
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