I've never made dairy yogurt before so I really didn't have anything to compare this too. It's really easy to make your own coconut yogurt.
I used one Now Probiotic -10 strain capsule. Use a coconut milk that does not have stabilizers or preservatives - like trader joe's. The ingredients should just be coconut milk. Use coconut milk from a tin - not the coconut beverage that comes in a carton. The one in the carton has too much water and other things added to it.
Makes 1 pint drinkable yogurt or 1 cup spoonable yogurt.
1 probiotic capsule
1 14oz can full fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Empty capsule into a glass container. Add coconut milk and maple syrup. Whisk until smooth. If the coconut milk it lumpy, just microwave it for a few seconds to warm it up slightly.
Loosely cover and wrap in a heating pad. Wrap in a bath towel for extra insulation. Don't let it get above 115 degrees. It will feel warm but not hot to the touch. Let this go for about 24 hours. Conduct a simple taste test to see if it's ready. It will be tangy and taste like yogurt.
At this point, it's more of a coconut kefir yogurt drink than yogurt. If you want a yogurt you can eat with a spoon, it's going to have to be strained. To strain it, line a mesh strainer with a double layer of cheese cloth and set the whole thing over a bowl. Pour the yogurt into the lined strainer and just let it be until it's thick enough for you. Mine took about 2 hours. It strains very slowly. It's now ready to either be eaten or stored in the fridge. Save the liquid that has dripped off for smoothies - it's delicious and good for you.