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Dairy free yoghurt that isn't minging?

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Blankiefan Sat 20-Jun-15 19:55:23

19mo dd is going dairy free - she eats a lot of plain Greek yoghurt. We've only tried one so far - Tesco Free From Soya based Yoghurt Alternative (catchy name, eh?)

DD ate some but not the usual gallon she'd have of her usual lidl stuff and not with the same gusto. I'm not blaming her. I found it to be a bit like wallpaper paste.

Save us from a thousand dodgy yoghurt trials with your recommendations please...

HopefulHamster Sat 20-Jun-15 19:58:55

We are dairy and egg free here and decided to go soya free too just in case which doesn't leave much.

I've just bought some plain CoYo (coconut milk yoghurt) which is pricey but does have that Greek yoghurt feel. Also it does have a coconut flavour but is v nice in smoothies and with granola.

scratchandsniff Sat 20-Jun-15 20:03:15

I really like the Alpro soya yoghurts.

canny1234 Sun 21-Jun-15 15:36:45

Alpro coconut yoghurt is really nice with berries/mango.

pashmina696 Sun 21-Jun-15 20:55:17

alpro are nice, my DS3 doesn't like the coyo ones but does like the coconut co ones and i believe pudology have some in holland and barretts but i havent tried those yet.

Superworm Tue 23-Jun-15 21:25:21

Co-yo are pretty nice and work well I curries/dhal. DS won't eat it as a yogurt though and is dairy soy and egg free so we just give yogurts a miss.

chocomochi Wed 24-Jun-15 21:46:31

DD also has the alpro ones. But she's never had any other kind, so wouldn't notice the difference.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 01-Jul-15 00:26:18

I bought Alpro Vanilla (which is ok, not something I'd wrestle you for but not minging). Very sweet, I put a spoonful of lemoncurd to cut the sweetness, but the lemoncurd isn't dairyfree.

The Alpro Strawberry with Rhubarb is nice too

I'm not a fan of chocolate DF though.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 03-Jul-15 10:51:15


I don't even like coconut but this is abso-bally-loutly gorgeous ..............light, fluffy, more a pudding that a yoghurt in texture

But ££, <<sigh>>

caker Fri 03-Jul-15 10:54:34

alpro almond is really nice!

FieldTrip Fri 03-Jul-15 10:58:54

I make a yogurt like desert by wizzing up a can of coconut milk with strawberries (or whatever). It obviously isn't yogurt but it looks like yogurt, you eat it like yogurt and has the texture of yogurt IYSWIM.

SeahorseSid Fri 03-Jul-15 11:06:42

Alpro fruity ones. Can't get on with the plain unless I add a gallon of honey

DS has the tesco kids fromage frais style (think its strawberry) and likes it.

For another quick pudding I can recommend the Alpro chocolate pot things. Yuuuum!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 03-Jul-15 23:23:33

Erm, give the CoYo chocolate one a miss, very sour sad

Roonerspism Fri 03-Jul-15 23:30:47

Love the CoYo- all of them. I haven't an overly sweet teeth tooth and love the chocolate one.

Expensive though. Still working out how to make my own

RealHuman Fri 03-Jul-15 23:34:37

I tried Alpro soya natural and it tasted a lot like paper.

EugenesAxe Fri 03-Jul-15 23:45:05

Never bought from supermarket as they cost a bomb, but Pret's coconut yoghurt with bits is utterly sublime... reckon former generally must be nice.

Smellyoulateralligator Fri 03-Jul-15 23:57:33

Can you try making your own? This site has some interesting tips on getting the best flavour

Tumtetum Mon 06-Jul-15 21:30:28

Alligator that's a helpful link - we've tried making dairy and soya free yoghurt before, we thickened it with xanthum gum and the texture was absolutely revolting. I'll try some of the other suggested thickeners and see if they're any better. And I like the suggestion from another poster of whizzing up canned coconut milk with some fruit.

HopefulHamster Wed 08-Jul-15 13:30:34

Someone on a facebook group I'm in was making jelly with dairy free milks and creams to make them more puddingy. Might be worth a go?

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 08-Jul-15 13:35:59

alpro ones are pretty good actually. wasn't keen on the co-yo by the time you realised they weren't as heavy as you thought they would be from the taste I already felt sick from how heavy they were

Smellyoulateralligator Tue 14-Jul-15 01:07:29

Tum, you're right, xanthum gum is hideous. I haven't tried it but this recipe advocated making your own soya milk and uses pectin as a thickener.
It looks a bit complicated though...

TheOracleofSelphie Mon 20-Jul-15 15:17:59

Another vote for coyo, dear but lovely. More for a treat after Sunday lunch than everyday eating though.

Haven't really found an everyday one that cuts the mustard, so I make simple rice pudding instead and serve with fruit- like a mueller rice sort of idea.

I use pudding or arborio rice, plus a pourable coconut milk like koko or tesco/m&s's own brand plus a wee bit of honey. Its good made with a chocolate flavoured coconut milk too. You can add vanilla, lemon zest, cinnamon,(or peanut butter to a chcolate one) as well to flavour it. Not a yogurt per se but does the same job.

LiDLrichardsPistachioSack Mon 20-Jul-15 15:25:45

Provamel soy + almond is lovely!
Holland and Baz sells it.

vvviola Mon 20-Jul-15 15:34:24

The only ones 3yo DD2 will touch is the Alpro ones (either the puddingy ones or the more yoghurt like ones from the fridge).

I remember paying $15 for a small pot of coconut yoghurt when we lived in NZ (equivalent of about £7 shock) and she had half a spoon and refused any more. So I'm a bit wary of experimenting!

OhSoggyBiscuit Tue 22-Sep-15 14:44:49

I like the lactofree ones and the alpro ones. I hate coconut milk too! It tastes like cardboard to me.

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