Vegan Yogurt Guide

« LAST UPDATE: 20 August 2021 »

PUBLISHED: 17 May 2015

Are you searching for dairy-free yogurt? Then you’re in the right place. There are plenty of yogurt options made from a variety of plant milk.

Presently, vegan options include yogurts made from various plant milks like almond, cashew, coconut, oat, or soy milk. Filled with probiotic bacteria, dairy-free yogurt can be a beneficial addition to a healthy diet.

Here’s everything you need to know.

QUICK FACTS

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» Recipes to Try: 10

Vegan Yogurt Guide

PUBLISHED: 17 May 2015  »  LAST UPDATE: 20 August 2021

Are you searching for dairy-free yogurt? Then you’re in the right place. There are plenty of yogurt options made from a variety of plant milk.

Presently, vegan options include yogurts made from various plant milks like almond, cashew, coconut, oat, or soy milk. Filled with probiotic bacteria, dairy-free yogurt can be a beneficial addition to a healthy diet.

Here’s everything you need to know.

QUICK FACTS

» Category: Food & Drink Guides
» Minutes to Read: 3
» Recipes to Try: 10

 

Shopping Guide

If you are new to shopping for dairy-free products, don’t worry. Here’s what to look for when you get to the store.

Check for options in the refrigerated case / Source

Find Dairy-Free Yogurt in Stores

Let’s talk yogurt basics.

You probably already know that dairy-based yogurt is made with milk from animals like cows, goats, or sheep. In these cases, the yogurt isn’t suitable for vegans because the type of milk, animal-based, is used to make it.

So, what kind of yogurt is vegan?

Brands that use plant-milks like almond, cashew, coconut, oat, soy, or another plant-based milk are usually vegan. Head to the refrigerated section of the grocery store where the dairy products live. Vegan versions are typically right next to dairy versions.

Read the label carefully, look for ones marked dairy-free, plant-based, or vegan.

Vegan Yogurt Brands

Do you make a dairy-free yogurt that isn’t listed? Contact me.

Reading Food Labels:

What Kind of Yogurt is Dairy-Free?

Common names for vegan products are “dairy-free yogurt” or “dairy-free yogurt alternatives.” Check the label for non-vegan ingredients like dairy-based milk or cream. Choose yogurts made from plant milks like soy, almond, coconut, or flax.

 

Homemade Vegan Recipes

Delicious, creamy yogurt isn’t just found at grocery stores, it can also be made at home.

Here are a few easy yogurt recipes to get you started.

A glass of yogurt sitting on a wooden plank on a wooden table with berries in the background.

1. 2-ingredient Coconut Yogurt
Minimalist Baker

Bowl of yogurt on a table

2. Basic Yogurt Recipe
A Virtual Vegan

3. Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt
My Quiet Kitchen

A glass of yogurt on a counter

4. Coconut Almond Yogurt
Go Dairy-Free

A glass of yogurt with fruit mixed in

5. Cultured Cashew Yogurt
Beet of the Wild

A glass of yogurt topped with fresh berries

6. Homemade Yogurt
Happy Food, Healthy Life

A glass jar of yogurt with a spoon

7. Soy Greek Yogurt
Yum Vegan Food

Four cups of yogurt with various toppings

8. Vegan Almond Milk Yogurt
Full of Plants

A glass jar of yogurt topped with a raspberry

9. Soy Yogurt
The Hidden Veggies

10. Vegan Greek Yogurt
Veggies Don’t Bite

Homemade Yogurt Recipes

  1. 2-ingredient Coconut Yogurt
    Minimalist Baker
  1. Basic Yogurt Recipe
    A Virtual Vegan
  1. Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt
    My Quiet Kitchen
  1. Coconut Almond Yogurt
    Go Dairy-Free
  1. Cultured Cashew Yogurt
    Beet of the Wild
  1. Homemade Yogurt
    Happy Food, Healthy Life
  1. Soy Greek Yogurt
    Yum Vegan Food
  1. Vegan Almond Milk Yogurt
    Full of Plants
  1. Soy Yogurt
    The Hidden Veggies
  1. Vegan Greek Yogurt
    Veggies Don’t Bite
 
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Article Photo Credits

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Vegan options at grocery store: KD Angle Traegner
Recipe Photos via recipe authors. Used with permission.