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Yogurt is a healthy and nutritious food consumed around the world.

Though it’s traditionally made from cow’s milk, vegan versions use nondairy plant sources like almonds, soy, coconuts, peas, oats, or cashews.

Notably, most vegan yogurts include live active cultures, which are probiotics — or beneficial gut bacteria — that support healthy digestion (1, 2).

Yet, vegan yogurts vary in quality and may be loaded with added sugars. Therefore, try to buy them with minimal to no added sugar, relatively few ingredients, and robust nutritional profiles.

Here are 9 of the best vegan yogurts, plus recipes for homemade versions.

A note on price

Most of the products below are comparably priced. Still, keep in mind that vegan yogurt tends to be more expensive than dairy yogurt.

Furthermore, you’ll generally pay less for it if you buy larger containers — 24–32 ounces (680–907 grams) — rather than individually packaged yogurts.

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When examining the best vegan yogurts, here are some factors that were considered:

  • Protein. Yogurt should provide some protein in order to offer satiety as a healthy snack. The protein content of the yogurts below ranges, but on average they provide around 5–6 grams of protein per serving.
  • Sugar content. Yogurts with a ton of added sugar are more like dessert than a healthy snack. As such, we recommend looking for yogurts that contain minimal to no added sugar to enjoy most of the time.
  • Probiotics. Vegan yogurts should contain live active cultures, just like their dairy counterparts.
  • Key ingredients. Look for minimal additives and no artificial colors and flavors. Instead, vegan yogurts should primarily be made with a whole plant food or protein, like oats, pea protein, or soy, as the first ingredient.
  • Vetting. All the products included have been vetted to ensure that they meet Healthline’s medical and business standards.

Best cashew-based

Forager Project

  • Price: $2.49 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: unsweetened plain, unsweetened vanilla, vanilla bean, strawberry, blueberry, peach, and lightly sweetened
  • Protein source: cashews

Forager Project offers a line of cashew-based yogurts that come in several flavors. You can purchase them in individual containers at some stores, while in others, they’re only available in larger 24-ounce containers. The larger containers only come in plain and vanilla flavors.

Aside from cashew milk, Forager yogurts are made with coconut milk, natural thickeners, and live active cultures. They contain live active cultures, including S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. acidophilus, Bifidus, L. lactis, and L. plantarum.

Protein is an important macronutrient that aids numerous bodily processes, such as immunity, cell structure, oxygen transport, and muscle and tissue repair (3).

Note that the flavored varieties contain 11 grams of added sugar. For a slightly lower sugar but still semi-sweet option, the lightly sweetened variety contains maple syrup and has 7 grams of added sugar (4).

A 5.3-ounce (150-gram) container of the brand’s unsweetened plain protein yogurt provides 110 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat, and 1 gram of sugar (0 grams added sugar) (5).


  • unsweetened, slightly sweet, and regular options for added sugar content
  • short ingredient list, with live active cultures and 3 grams protein
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic, certified vegan, and gluten-free


  • sweetened varieties have a large amount of added sugar
  • single-serving containers not available everywhere
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Best naturally sweetened

Oatly Natural Oatgurt

  • Price: $2.49 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: plain, strawberry, peach, mixed berry, and black cherry
  • Protein source: oats, pea protein, potato protein

The Swedish vegan brand Oatly offers a creamy, delicious line of oat-based dairy alternatives, including yogurts that come in a variety of flavors.

Their plain yogurt is made from a fermented oat base and natural thickeners, including pea protein, potato protein, guar gum, and locust bean gum.

It contains the live active cultures S. thermophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. acidophilus, and B. lactis.

This brand is also certified vegan, certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified, glyphosate-free, and kosher.

Oats are a good source of soluble fiber and compounds called beta-glucans, both of which are known to benefit heart health (8, 9).

This yogurt has no added sugar. Instead, it relies on the natural sugar found in oats that is released when oats are broken down by enzymes in processing.

What’s more, it’s a good source of calcium, as well as the vitamins riboflavin (B2), D2, and B12, which are added during processing.

You can find Oatly products at numerous supermarkets and grocery stores across the United States and Europe. They offer several flavors.

A 5.3-ounce (150-gram) serving of plain Oatly Natural Oatgurt contains (10):

  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Sugar: 6 grams


  • sugar comes from oats versus sweeteners
  • minimal ingredient list


  • lower in protein than alternatives
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Best with high protein option

Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt

  • Price: $1.99 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: plain, plain unsweetened, vanilla, peach, blueberry, strawberry, and key lime
  • Protein source: almonds (and soy protein isolate for protein varieties)

Kite Hill offers a line of yogurt made from almond milk, live active cultures, and thickening agents like agar, locust bean gum, and xanthan gum.

Their standard line of almond yogurts is vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, kosher, and non-GMO, and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives.

You can purchase them in individual containers, or the plain sweetened and vanilla flavors are also available in larger 16-ounce containers.

Although the plain flavor has 5 grams of added cane sugar per 5.3-ounce (150-gram) serving, it offers other nutritional benefits, such as plant-based protein, unsaturated fats, live active cultures, and a small amount of fiber.

In comparison, the flavored varieties contain 11–12 grams of added sugar. They also offer a plain version that contains 0 grams of added sugar.

A 5.3-ounce (150-gram) serving of plain yogurt provides (11):

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 5 grams

Additionally, Kite Hill has a line of Protein Almond Milk Yogurts, which offer 10 grams of plant-based protein and only 4 grams of added sugar per serving (or 0 gram for the unsweetened flavor) (12).

Note that the extra protein comes from soy protein isolate and fava beans in these options. The yogurts come in blueberry, vanilla, strawberry, and plain unsweetened flavors (12).


  • regular line is a soy-free vegan option
  • offers lower sugar, high protein options


  • 12 grams of added sugar in regular flavored varieties
  • added protein line contains soy
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Best unique plant protein

Lavva Dairy Free Pili Nut Yogurt

  • Price: $2.49 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: raspberry, blueberry, original, vanilla, mango, and strawberry
  • Protein source: pili nuts

Lavva yogurt is made with coconut, cassava root, plantains, and pili nuts, which grow in and are rich in micronutrients like magnesium and vitamin E (13, 14.

This brand contains a blend of live active cultures. What’s more, none of the flavors use added sugar, gums, or coloring.

A 5.3-ounce (150-gram) container of Lavva vanilla yogurt offers:

  • Calories: 140 calories
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams of added sugar, 6 grams of naturally occurring sugars

The yogurts come in 5.3-ounce (150-gram) and 16-ounce (454-gram) serving sizes. Only the original and vanilla flavors come in the larger size option.

Lavva can be found at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Wegmans, and Stop & Shop.


  • unique plant protein for people avoiding more traditional ingredients like soy or pea
  • wide variety of flavors
  • no added sugar


  • contains less protein than others at 2 grams per container
  • higher fat content
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Best coconut-based

So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt

  • Price: $2.49 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: vanilla, strawberry, unsweetened vanilla, unsweetened plain, strawberry banana, plain, peach, key lime, chocolate, and blueberry
  • Protein source: coconut milk

So Delicious vegan yogurts are made primarily from coconut milk and coconut cream, plus natural thickening agents, live active cultures, and added nutrients.

This yogurt offers an impressive amount of added vitamin B12, which is an important nutrient that people on a plant-based diet may be lacking. You’ll get between 20%–70% of the Daily Value for vitamin B12 from So Delicious yogurts, depending on which one you choose (15).

Note that several of the flavored sweetened options contain about 15 grams of added sugars.

A 3/4-cup (170-gram) container of So Delicious unsweetened vanilla yogurt contains (16):

  • Calories: 80
  • Fat: 5 grams
  • Protein: <1 gram
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams

If you want something a little extra, So Delicious offers a few flavors of yogurt that come paired with mix-ins.

For instance, you can opt for key lime pie paired with crushed graham-style crackers and white creme chips. Keep in mind that while delicious, these options contain 16–21 grams of added sugar (17).

So Delicious also recently debuted a line of coconut milk yogurts flavored with botanical extracts. These come in flavors like mango with ginger & turmeric, strawberry with elderberry extract, and mixed berry with chamomile extract.

These flavors contain fruit purees and vegetable concentrates, and provide 5 grams of added sugars (18).


  • comes in a variety of flavors and ingredients
  • provides a good amount of vitamin B12


  • contains less than 1 gram of protein per serving
  • some varieties have more than 15 grams of added sugar
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Best thick and creamy

Siggi’s Plant-Based Yogurt

  • Price: $1.25 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: peach, toasted coconut, vanilla & cinnamon, mixed berries, mango, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, and plain
  • Protein source: coconut, pea, and macadamia

Siggi’s is an Icelandic brand of yogurt that has a characteristic thick, creamy texture. It’s based on the Icelandic dairy yogurt called skyr, but of course, contains no dairy.

Instead, it’s made with a combination of coconut, pea, and macadamia nut proteins.

The other ingredients include cane sugar, fruit, coconut oil, tapioca flour, and fruit pectin. They contain the live active cultures S. thermophilus, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, and B. lactis.

The line is Non-GMO Project verified and comes in flavors like peach, toasted coconut, vanilla & cinnamon, and mixed berries.

One 5.3-ounce (150-gram) container of peach yogurt contains (19):

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Protein: 10 grams
  • Sugar: 7 grams


  • thick, creamy texture unique from other options
  • higher protein than sugar content
  • lower price point than others


  • higher fat content
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Best almond-based

Silk Almond Milk Yogurt

  • Price: $2.19 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: peach, dark chocolate, strawberry, mixed berry acai, unsweetened vanilla, plain, and vanilla
  • Protein source: almonds

Silk offers numerous dairy-free products, including yogurts made from almond milk. The unsweetened variety also contains chicory root extract, live active cultures, and thickening and flavoring agents.

Their line is free from dairy, soy, lactose, carrageenan, casein, and artificial flavors. It’s also verified by the Non-GMO Project.

Note that while the unsweetened variety has 0 grams of added sugar, the flavored ones contain about 12–15 grams of sugar in the same serving size

Silk almond milk yogurt is available at numerous grocery stores.

A 5.3-ounce (150-gram) serving of Silk unsweetened vanilla almond yogurt offers (20):

  • Calories: 180 calories
  • Fat: 15 grams
  • Fiber: 6 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams


  • come in a variety of flavors
  • non-GMO Project verified


  • flavored varieties contain at least 15 grams of sugar per serving
  • higher fat content
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Best pea blend


  • Price: $2.99 for 5.3 ounces (150 grams)
  • Flavors: blueberry pomegranate, peach mandarin, strawberry vanilla, and vanilla
  • Protein source: oat and pea

Chobani is known for making a number of Greek yogurt and dairy products, but they also have a line of oat milk yogurts.

These yogurts are made with gluten-free oats, cane sugar, pea protein, tapioca flour, fruit, and natural thickeners. They come in four tasty flavors and contain six live active cultures.

One 5.3-ounce (150-gram) container of Chobani yogurt contains (21):

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 2.5 grams
  • Fiber: less than 1 gram
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Sugar: 15 grams

Note that Chobani doesn’t make an unsweetened version of their oat milk yogurt, so there are 13–15 grams of added sugar in all four flavors.


  • 6 grams of protein per serving
  • minimal ingredient list


  • all flavors are high in added sugar
  • no unsweetened version
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Although vegan yogurts are increasingly easy to find in the store, you can also make your own using a few simple ingredients. Two recipes are detailed below.

Homemade vanilla coconut milk yogurt


  • 1 can (400 mL) of full fat coconut milk
  • 1–2 vegan probiotic capsules
  • 1–2 tsp. of vanilla extract


Blend coconut milk and vanilla until smooth. Open the probiotic capsule(s) and gently mix in. Allow it to thicken in the refrigerator and store for up to 5 days.

Homemade blueberry tofu yogurt


  • 2 cups (280 grams) of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) of raw unsalted cashews
  • 12 ounces (340 grams) of silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) of lemon juice
  • 1–2 vegan probiotic capsules


Blend all ingredients, except the probiotic capsule(s), until smooth. Then sprinkle in the contents of the capsule(s) and gently stir. Let it thicken in the fridge and keep for up to 5 days.

Vegan yogurts can vary significantly in ingredients and quality, making it vital to know what to look for when shopping.

To choose the best vegan yogurt for your needs, keep these tips in mind:

  • Avoid added sugar. You can avoid added sugar by choosing unsweetened yogurts. You can add your own sweetener, such as fruit or maple syrup, if you desire.
  • Read the labels. Give the ingredient label a thorough read to ensure that the yogurt doesn’t have any animal products.
  • Minimal ingredients. Choose a variety with a minimal number of ingredients. You don’t need much more than a plant milk base, live and active cultures, and natural flavorings or thickening agents.
  • Look for added nutrients. Consider nutrient content. For example, if you want an extra boost of protein or vitamin B12, check the label for these added nutrients.
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Price $2.49$1.99$2.49$1.99 $2.49 $2.49 $1.25$2.19$2.99
Protein sourcecashewsoats, fava beansoats, pea protein, potato protein almondspili nutscoconutcoconut, pea, macadamiaalmondsoats, pea protein
Key ingredientsplant protein blend (watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds, brown rice, coconut milk, natural thickeners, live active culturesoat milk, fava bean protein, cane sugar, tapioca flour, coconut oil, vanilla, agar, citric acid, live yogurt cultures, live probiotic culturesfermented oat base, natural thickeners, live active culturesalmond milk, live active cultures, thickening agentscoconut, cassava root, plantains, pili nutscoconut milk, coconut cream, natural thickening agents,
live active cultures, added nutrients
coconut, pea, macadamia nut, live active culturesalmond milk,
chicory root extract, live active cultures
gluten-free oats, cane sugar,
pea protein,
tapioca flour, fruit,
natural thickeners, live active cultures
Flavorsunsweetened plain,
unsweetened vanilla, vanilla bean, strawberry,
blueberry peach,
lightly sweetened
cold-brew vanilla, apple cinnamon,
passion fruit-banana, blueberry,
strawberry, hibiscus, vanilla, plain
plain, strawberry, peach, mixed berry, black cherryplain unsweetened, vanilla, peach, blueberry, strawberry,
key lime
blueberry, original, vanilla mango, strawberry
vanilla, strawberry,
unsweetened vanilla,
unsweetened plain, strawberry, banana,
peach, key lime,
chocolate, blueberry
peach, toasted coconut, vanilla & cinnamon,
mixed berries,
raspberry, strawberry,
vanilla, plain
dark chocolate, strawberry,
mixed berry, acai,
unsweetened vanilla, plain,
blueberry, pomegranate, peach, mandarin, strawberry, vanilla
Nutritional informationCalories: 110
Protein: 3 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Added sugar: 0 grams
Calories: 70
Fat: 1.5 grams
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Calories: 140
Fat: 9 grams
Protein: 4 grams
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What is a plant-based yogurt?

Plant-based yogurt is made with plant-derived ingredients instead of animal-derived ones. For instance, instead of cow’s milk, plant-based yogurts are made using a primary ingredient like soy, peas, oats, cashews, almonds, or coconut.

Is vegan yogurt actually good for you?

Yogurt can be a healthy and satisfying snack. However, be sure to read the ingredient and nutrition facts labels to avoid large amounts of added sugar, which can make yogurt more of a dessert than a nutritious snack.

What is the difference between vegan and dairy-free yogurt?

Vegan yogurt contains no animal-derived ingredients at all. Dairy-free yogurt doesn’t contain dairy, but could technically contain other animal-derived ingredients or be manufactured in facilities that handle animal products.

However, most dairy-free yogurts are also vegan.

Are the probiotics in vegan yogurt the same as regular yogurt?

Vegan yogurts will generally contain similar strains of bacteria as non-vegan yogurts, but vegan yogurts will all be plant-derived instead of dairy-derived.

Common strains used in yogurt are S. thermophilus and L. bulgaricus, but many others that are derived from these two are also used (22).

Vegan yogurt made from plant-based sources, such as peas, soy, coconut, cashews, and almonds, can be a healthy addition to your diet.

The best ones tend to contain minimal to no added sugar and plenty of protein, as well as live and active cultures.

The options in this list are sure to satisfy your cravings for a wholesome, creamy snack.