Ever since I stopped eating dairy I have been searching high and low for a dairy-free yogurt. I used to have one (or two) of those little single-serve yogurts every morning for breakfast and have suffered serious withdrawal from their creamy goodness ever since.
The only “dairy-free” yogurt I was aware of was lactose-free yogurt by the brand Yoso. I admit that I am not a super huge fan of it; it has a really strange taste to me so I generally just stay away from yogurt. Well not anymore! I recently saw an ad in a magazine for coconut yogurt (yes, COCONUT yogurt!) and knew I had to find some to try. I’ve had two different brands now and they were very different from each other.
‘Yoso’ Unsweetened Premium Cultured Coconut Yogurt
This was the first brand I tried and I was immediately impressed with all the food concerns Yoso‘s Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt caters to. Not only is it dairy-free, but it’s also gluten-free, sugar free, soy-free AND artificial flavor free! The lack of sugar did make it a tad bitter which was a bit of an adjustment at first, but after I few bites I absolutely loved it. It tasted so natural, fresh and healthy. And it was creamy, ohhhhh the creaminess. It was hard not to eat the whole container at once! A definite two thumbs up for Yoso’s Coconut Yogurt!!
Because it is pure coconut cream, I wouldn’t eat this on a daily basis as it could be quite fattening, however it would be a scrumptious occasional treat! Besides the unsweetened version, Yoso also makes a chocolate flavor and a vanilla flavor.
‘So Delicious’ Cultured Coconut Milk
I like to consider myself a pretty nice person, but this yogurt…eww. Compared to the Yoso brand, I was not at all impressed with So Delicious’ version of coconut yogurt. I tried both the plain kind and the vanilla kind and neither really even tasted like coconut, or a food product for that matter. I don’t know what it is about their products, but I am just not a fan of any of them. The vanilla version did taste slightly better than the plain but neither were really “fresh” or “natural” tasting.
The So Delicious brand is dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free, but is NOT sugar-free. So Delicious offers a variety of other flavors for their coconut yogurt including strawberry, raspberry, pina colada, mango, blueberry and chocolate.
Hands down, my vote is ‘Yoso’s’ Unsweetened Premium Cultured Coconut Yogurt. It was absolutely divine!
Do you know of any other “dairy-free” yogurts?