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Get dairy-free coconut yogurt from this Makati shop

Steph Arnaldo
Get dairy-free coconut yogurt from this Makati shop

Photos from Thrive and Co's Instagram page

This thick, creamy coconut yogurt is good for vegans, the lactose-intolerant, and for those looking for a healthier alternative to the gut-friendly probiotic

Looking for dairy-free yogurt? Whether you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or just looking for a healthier alternative to the dairy-based probiotic, check out local business Thrive and Co – they make homemade yogurt out of coconut, sans the milk.

Thrive and Co’s vegan-friendly yogurt combines rich coconut milk and their own yogurt starter, a balanced, fermented blend of the “friendly bacteria” lactobacillus that’s good for gut health. The starter is also what gives yogurt that distinctly tangy taste with no additional sugar.

Thrive and Co’s classic coconut yogurt offers that addictive tang in every spoonful, as well as the very prominent, tropical taste of coconut (it might be an acquired taste for those not so keen on coconut-flavored items).

The yogurt’s consistency is thick, creamy, and goopy, which makes it a good addition to smoothies and breakfast bowls. It’s also good with fresh or frozen fruits, nuts, chia or flax seeds, compote, pastries, oats, and granola, as well as with pancakes, waffles, and crepes.

The classic coconut yogurt costs P195 for a 200-ml jar and P450 for a 500-ml jar.

Thrive and Co also offers a mango coconut yogurt, which provides more sweetness and less of the coconut taste, thanks to the fresh mango incorporated into the yogurt. Extra toppings aside, the mango variant is refreshing enough to enjoy on its own.

It costs P215 for a 200-ml jar and P475 for a 500-ml jar.

Thrive and Co is located along North Forbes, Makati City. They can deliver around Metro Manila every Saturday for a flat rate of P40 (you can also opt to have it picked up by your own courier). Order cut-off is every Wednesday before 9 pm.

To place your orders, you can visit Thrive and Co’s Instagram page. – Rappler.com

Steph Arnaldo

If she’s not writing about food, she’s probably thinking about it. From advertising copywriter to freelance feature writer, Steph Arnaldo finally turned her part-time passion into a full-time career. She’s written about food, lifestyle, and wellness for Rappler since 2018.