Oui French Style Coconut Yogurt Recipe

July 27, 2018Van
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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 9 hours

Serves: 7 Oui Jars

Oui is Yoplait’s best yogurt, minimal ingredients are used and the yogurt is cultured in adorable glass jars – it creates a creamy texture without any thickeners or straining. The coconut flavor is one of my favorites, my copycat of their yogurt doesn’t include the coconut jelly on the bottom – it’s just pure creamy coconut yogurt. The texture and flavor is amazing and I have simplified the recipe using Fairlife milk so there’s no need to boil it.

I have kept all the Oui jars I’ve purchased so I could make yogurt in them.  I slowly peeled off the sticker labels then put some rubbing alcohol on a towel and rubbed off the rest of the sticker residue. You can also use a stainless steel scrubbing pad and dish soap to remove the residue.  I also found the cutest lids for them, they are made of silicone & fit the jars perfectly, they are called Blossom eCaps (Size Small), I got them on Amazon (purchase here) — I love how it makes my jars look like a cute mushroom!  You can also find lids on Oui’s website as well.

This recipe isn’t dairy free, if you’re looking for a vegan or dairy free version, check out my Dairy-Free Coconut Yogurt Recipe here.

Oui Coconut Yogurt Recipe

Oui Coconut Yogurt Recipe

You can purchase the Blossom Lids here on Amazon

Oui Coconut Yogurt Recipe

Oui Coconut Yogurt Recipe

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Oui French Style Coconut Yogurt Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 9 hours
  • Serves: 7 Oui Jars

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Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup Coconut Cream
  • 4 Cups Fairlife Ultra Pasteurized Whole Milk
  • 1½ Teaspoons Coconut Extract, I used this one
  • ⅓ Cup + 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Plain or Vanilla Oui Yogurt, if you can’t find Oui any plain yogurt with active cultures will work

Method

  • 1)

    Place ¾ Cup Coconut Cream and ⅓ Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Granulated Sugar into a sauce pan. Turn the heat to medium and stir so the sugar dissolves (this should only take a minute or two). Turn off the heat.

  • 2)

    Add 4 Cups of Fairlife Milk, 1½ Teaspoon of Coconut Extract (purchase here) to the sauce pan. In a small bowl, place 2 Teaspoons of Plain Oui Yogurt with 2 tablespoons of the milk mixture, mix very well with a whisk then pour it into the sauce pan and stir well.

  • 3)

    Fill the 7 Oui Jars with the milk mixture and seal with lids (purchase here). You can also seal the jars tightly with homemade foil lids.

  • 4)

    Pour 2 Cups of water into your Instant Pot and place the jars into the pot (it’s fine to stack the jars if you need to). Seal the Instant Pot lid and choose Yogurt and set for 9 Hours (make sure it’s on the “Normal” Yogurt setting). *This recipe works with any yogurt maker as well.

  • 5)

    Chill the yogurt in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours before serving (texture is best after 1-2 days). Enjoy!

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8 Comments

  • Jacqueline

    July 27, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Thanks for posting this recipe! This sounds amazing.

    I have a question. When you state “in a small bowl, place 2 Teaspoons of Plain Oui Yogurt with 2 tablespoons of the milk mixture, mix very well with a whisk then pour it into the sauce pan and stir well”.

    Would it be the same if one just put 2 Teaspoons of the Plan Oui Yogurt directly into the saucepan instead of mixing seperately in a bowl? What is the differenceif you mix the Oui Yogurt and milk mixture seperately, only to just add it back all into the milk mixture? Just curious if I’m missing something. Thank you!

    1. Van

      July 27, 2018 at 10:55 pm

      Hi Jacqueline, the extra step of whisking the yogurt in a small bowl first ensures that you’ll end up with a smooth yogurt mixture, adding the yogurt directly with the other ingredients will usually result in small bits of yogurt that don’t blend in & that will cause a grainy texture at the bottom of the yogurt.

      1. Jacqueline Lo

        July 28, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        Makes sense. Thank you!

        1. Van

          July 28, 2018 at 12:48 pm

          You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy the yogurt!

  • Stefanie

    July 28, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    This recipe sounds great! One question, you say you’ve simplified the recipe using fairlife milk, so no need to boil. Why is that? And if I don’t use fairlife would I have to boil whole milk? Thanks…looking forward to trying this!

    1. Van

      July 28, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Hey Stefanie, I think you tagged me on Facebook as well, but just in case… If you use regular pasteurized milk you need to heat it to 180F (monitor the temp with a thermometer) then let it cool to 115F before using it, if you skip this step you’ll end up with liquid yogurt. Fairlife has already been heated to above 180F so you don’t have to heat it before using it for yogurt

  • Shirley

    July 28, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    If I don’t have jars, can I just cook it all in the instant pot and pour into containers after? Like I do with cold start yogurt?

    1. Van

      July 29, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Shirley, yes you can make it directly in the pot, the texture won’t be as thick as making it in the jars because each time you transfer the yogurt, the texture thins out.

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