Zero waste plant-based yoghurt is made from natural ingredients, and packed in alternatives to plastic pots. You can buy a few brands or make your own. This 2-Ingredient Coconut Milk Yoghurt (Minimalist Baker) is easy to make with Biona coconut milk (free from monkey harvesting)
- Sojade is the best brand to buy, only found in indie health stores. It’s made from organic ingredients in an eco-factory in France and tastes nicer than supermarket fodder. The pots are easily recycled (the company has recently removed the large plastic lids on the big pots). Choose from strawberry, raspberry, apricot, blueberry, cherry, blackcurrant, mango or banana.
- Oui by Yoplait is a new range of dairy-free yoghurts in glass jars. Flavours include strawberry, raspberry, vanilla and mango.
Make Your Own Yoghurt
- Almond Milk Yoghurt (Full of Plants) is thick, creamy, and slightly tart.
- Freshly Fermented offers a vegan soya milk yoghurt starter made from organic tapioca starch and bacteria, to combine with agar-agar (a setting agent found in health shops). If you don’t already have a yoghurt-maker, it may be best buying an InstantPot (this does everything from make dinner to bake cakes to culture yoghurt, so you don’t end up with a cupboard of different kitchen gadgets). The starter sachet will make 1 litre (store in freezer, if not activated).