10 Dairy-Free Yoghurt Recipes To Make At Home

These paleo and dairy-free yoghurt recipes are perfect for making at home using simple ingredients such as coconut or almond milk, nuts, berries and fruits, and a starter culture.

10 Paleo & Dairy-Free Yoghurt Recipes To Make At Home

I don’t know about you guys, but one of the dairy products a lot of people tend to miss the most is yoghurt. It’s such a simple thing and great for topping off your bowl in the morning with some favourite nuts, seeds, and fruits and call it a day. Yoghurt is healthy too: it’s packed with probiotics to promote healthy gut flora, calcium for your bones, and satiating protein. It’s a nutrient-dense addition to the diet, and can be used in both sweet and savoury recipes.

For many folks, fermented dairy is not problematic. The fermentation process in and of itself eats away the lactose in the milk used for yoghurt making to nearly non-existent. Lactose is what often elicits a reaction in sensitive eaters.

Unfortunately for others, milk isn’t an option at all – even when fermented. Whether you have done my paleo reset and reintroductions program to find that you can’t tolerate it, you’re lactose-intolerant, you follow a plant-based diet, or you just want to try out some different options, I’ve got you covered. These paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and mostly vegan yoghurt alternatives will make mornings easy again. Bonus, you can make them yourself!

Want something to go with the yoghurt? Try my granola recipe here.


1. BANANA YOGHURT from Nutrition Stripped

dairy-free banana yoghurt

This blend doesn’t require any cooking or fancy equipment. It’s a true real food recipe with ingredients you almost always have on hand. Soaked ground chia seeds add thickness without the use of fillers or gelatine, blended with almond milk and banana which makes it naturally sweet. It does not contain probiotics, but you can always take yours on the side.

2. COCONUT MILK YOGHURT from Detoxinista

simple coconut milk yoghurt vegan

This recipe features a creamy coconut base. I mean, c’mon… what can’t coconut do? While it doesn’t lend the same amount of protein that traditional yoghurt does, it gives you a great boost of energy and fullness from healthy fats. Bonus: this recipe includes instructions for both the Instant Pot and the stove top.

3. Greek cashew yoghurt from The Castaway Kitchen

Greek cashew yoghurt

Cashews are naturally creamy and often used as a replacement for dairy in recipes. By soaking and blending them, you get a rich, velvety smooth result that just so happens to work in yoghurt too. I love this recipe that uses probiotic capsules to get that good bacteria in, with a scoop of gelatine for flavour, extra protein, and gut-friendly benefits.

4. Almond milk yoghurt from Full of Plants

almond milk yoghurt dairy-free

Of course, you can make dairy-free yoghurt with almond milk. Unfortunately, many of the almond milk brands I see at the store are still unnecessarily sweet with loads of added sugar and “natural” flavours. This recipe features seven deliciously fruity and healthy variations.

5. Two-ingredient coconut yoghurt from The Good Food Goddess

dairy-free coconut yoghurt homemade

If you want to keep things really simple, this one is for you. You simply set a young coconut or can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight to “extract” the coconut cream and voila! It’s rich, creamy, and delicious – especially layered with fresh fruit jam. This also makes a lovely whipped topping for other sweet treats. Brownies anyone?


6. Almond & cashew yoghurt from Deliciously Ella

almond cashew yoghurt vegan and paleo

Can’t decide between an almond or a cashew base? This combination goes 50/50 giving you the creaminess of cashews with the nutty flavour from almonds all in one for a dairy-free dream. Top with fresh or dried fruit, your favourite nuts and seeds, and antioxidant-rich cacao nibs.

7. Crockpot coconut milk yoghurt from Peachy Palate

crock pot coconut milk yoghurt sugar free

If you don’t have a yoghurt maker or an Instant Pot with a handy yoghurt button, the slow cooker will do just fine if you’d like to take a more hands-off approach to homemade yoghurt. This recipe is dairy-free using coconut milk. Set it and forget it for an awesome treat.

8. Instant strawberry yoghurt from Our Paleo Life

instant strawberry yoghurt paleo

This yoghurt has so many fabulous ingredients including coconut milk, strawberries, and even avocado. Chia seeds, lemon, and vanilla bean make an appearance too for a superfood frenzy for your body in the morning.

9. Coconut milk kefir from The Paleo Mom

coconut milk kefir yoghurt paleo mom

Kefir is a wildly nutritious yoghurt drink known for packing a huge probiotic punch. It’s a thinner yoghurt and a thicker milk, but what makes it kefir is that it’s always cultured. If you want a great morning supplement that also has great flavour, making a batch of kefir should be on your to-do list.

10. Chai spiced yoghurt from Simple Roots Wellness

chai spiced dairy-free yoghurt

If you want to get a little creative, this coconut milk yoghurt cup is for you. This parfait is infused with chai spice from the get-go, creamy and rich, layered with warm berry sauce. It’s the perfect pick-me-up in the morning, and this yoghurt flavour is mastered with warming spices for a slightly sweet chai vibe.

Have fun with making your own dairy-free yoghurt with this creative and delicious paleo, and vegan options. It saves money and also saves you from additives and excess sugar. 


10 Paleo & Dairy-Free Yoghurt Recipes To Make At Home

Irena Macri
By Irena Macri

About the author: Hi, I’m Irena Macri. I share delicious recipes that I have cooked and loved. I am a published cookbook author, have been food blogging for over 10 years and have a Diploma in Nutrition. You will find many healthy recipes as well as my favourite comfort food. More about me here | Subscribe to my newsletter and freebies

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  1. All of these recipes sound so good. As someone who’s dairy intolerant, I love these ideas, especially the coconut yogurt!

  2. I’ve never made my own yogurt before. It sounds like its super easy to make your own. That strawberry sounds great, my youngest would LOVE it!

  3. I love making room in my diet for ‘real deal’ yogurt sometimes, but these homemade recipes are awesome for having a dairy-free fix. So many store brands are expensive or don’t have the texture I like. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you for including my cashew yogurt in your round up! I love homemade yogurt, so many ways to make it too!

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