CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative: Pure, Low-Sugar, Dairy-free Luxury

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I think it’s safe to say that CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt is like no other on the market. The taste is pure, the texture is intensely creamy, and as you will quickly discover, the label is a bit of a shocker.

Though I’m an avid label reader, I usually stick to the ingredients and the sugar count. CoYo uses simple all-natural ingredients and no added sweeteners, so they got an immediate two thumbs up. But it was hard to miss the super-high fat content and calorie count. Each “serving” has about 38 grams of fat and 360 to 390 calories. I mention it upfront as most of us aren’t used to such rich everyday foods, but I think it’s time to make an exception with CoYo.

Plus, CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt is a little too luxurious for me to down in one sitting. One “single-serve” 5.3-ounce cup lasted me two to three days, and I easily stretched the “2-serving” 12-ounce tub to 4 servings. It was not only good by the small spoonful, but it was also great with fresh fruit or cereal, parfait style, or as a topping. The fulfilling servings and versatility made the slightly steep price much easier to justify, especially when it was on sale.

And if you don’t believe me on the richness, just look at the photo below. That spoon stayed standing without any coaxing!

CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative Review - dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and intensely rich and creamy. We have the ingredients, tasting notes and more ...

Tasting Notes for CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt

Why is CoYo so decadent? They use straight up, awesome, rich, raw, coconut cream as the base. A mouthful may be a little much (as noted on their packaging), but it is still dreamy in small spoonfuls. Thus far, we’ve sampled all flavors of CoYo, with the exception of the Vanilla Bean.

Mango

I’m updating this whole post, because I just purchased the Mango flavor and took some new photos. I spotted the multi-serve on for a steal, and couldn’t resist. They have tweaked the formula only slightly since my first review, so my notes are still very similar. The fruit puree was all on the bottom, but after a good stir, it turned a beautiful peachy color. And despite the lack of any added sweeteners, I though this flavor was spot on delicious. It was just sweet enough with a nice yogurt finish, and the rich, creamy decadence of each bite was hard to beat. As you can see below, it is very thick, almost like a heavy whipped cream.

Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), mango (mango puree concentrate, water, natural flavor, lemon juice concentrate, sodium citrate), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures. Contains: coconut

CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative Review - dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and intensely rich and creamy. We have the ingredients, tasting notes and more ...

Natural

I loved this variety! There was virtually no sweetness. This wonderfully earthy, perfectly soured (a little tart, but more sour) flavor was like a healthy, creamy, blank canvas. It is easily sweetened to perfection with just a few drops of vanilla stevia, and even tasted a smidgen like cheesecake. Or it can be left plain to compliment ripe fresh fruit, for flavor and thickening in salad dressing or sauces, or as as a stand-in topper when something such as sour cream or an unsweetened heavy whipped cream is needed.

Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures (B. bifidum, B. lactis, L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus). Contains: coconut

Chocolate

I’ve never been much of a chocolate yogurt fan. Soured cocoa just isn’t my thing. But, I did enjoy this flavor when lightly sweetened (honey or stevia) and served with fresh berries. Some added dark chocolate was a perfect touch. The raw chocolate CoYo is more creamy and bitter than sweet, but overall pretty mild in taste. I think with the right cacao loving crowd, this one would be a big hit.

Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), chocolate (organic raw cacao, apple juice concentrate), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures. Contains: coconut

Mixed Berry

If you are used to Yoplait-sweet fruit yogurts, then CoYo’s Mixed Berry may be an initial shock. It has just a touch of mild sweetness from the natural berry goodness. The flavor shines with a drizzle of honey or a few drops of stevia, but once your taste buds adjust, it is very pleasant on its own.

Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water), mixed berry (apple puree concentrate, puree of blackberry and blueberry, water, puree concentrate of raspberry and strawberrry, natural flavor, pectin, sodium citrate, fruit and vegetable juice (for color), calcium chloride), tapioca, pectin and probiotic cultures. Contains: coconut

CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative Review - dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and intensely rich and creamy. We have the ingredients, tasting notes and more ...

The Facts on CoYo Coconut Milk Yogurt

Price: $2.99 per 5.3-ounce container and $4.25 per 12-ounce tub.

Availability: Coyo Coconut Milk Yogurt is available at natural food stores in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, and Australia.

Certifications: Coyo Coconut Milk Yogurt appears to be Certified Paleo an Certified Kosher Natural.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Coyo Coconut Milk Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the CoYo website at coyo.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

27 Comments

    • Hi Kel, I’m not affiliated with the company and I’m not a physician. I can’t advise you on whether a product is safe for you. You should reach out to them and to your doctor if concerned. I’ve never heard of any problems with plant-based yogurt and pregnancy, but I can’t speculate!

  1. Dena Williams on

    I usually HATE yogurt. I got the banana strawberry for the live probiotics in it. I took my first bite and was SO impressed! I loved it so much, I didn’t waste any time eating it! Thrilled with this product!!:)

  2. I just tried the chocolate co yo! Loved it! This is the only coconut yogurt I’ve found without added sugars! Amazing! I’ll be reccomending it on my site!

  3. I get a large tub of CoYo every week and spread it out over 2/3 days. I tend to have it with blueberries or chopped dates and a couple of teaspoonfuls of raw honey mixed through it. Me gusta!

    For me the high fat content is actually a positive as I try to eat as few refined carbs and as much healthy fat (including saturated and monosaturated) as possible. I have lost around 16 lbs over the last three months, got off my antidepressant medication (a growing body of evidence shows that low-fat diets correlate strongly with depression and suicide), and generally have a lot more energy.

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  5. It’s my breakfast every morning… Just wonderful, very filling, amazing flavor! I am on a LC/anti-inflammatory diet, and this is the perfect quick and filling food.

  6. I just ate the mango and within 30 minutes was violently throwing up. I don’t recommend this product.

  7. Just discovered this wonderful yogurt at our local Whole Foods. I had not loved the past coconut yogurts I had tried. It reminded me a little of a Greek yogurt mixed with Yobaby my kids used to eat about 12 years ago. The calorie content bummed me out, which led me to google. I thought my eyes were fooling me! The single servings will become multiple. It is so delicious!

    • They should be on the company’s website! We don’t post ingredients in our reviews as they are subject to change – best to check with the source! it’s a pretty virtuous brand though – no funny business in the ingredients 🙂

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