“Most dairy-free yogurts aren’t white. But, they should be. I didn’t want to put anything fake in the food I was making.”
Meet Anita Shepherd, the inventor and founder of Anita’s Creamline Coconut Yogurt, a small-batch, dairy free yogurt business based in Brooklyn, NY. Of all the makers I’ve worked with, no one has been more outspoken about the lengths they go to keep their secret recipe on lockdown (a recipe she even keeps from her husband) than Anita. It may seem crazy, and a bit overboard, but if you watch her story, you’ll understand. It took her YEARS to develop the consistency, the texture, the perfect flavor of her yogurt. Even when everyone told her to give up, she persisted. She kept testing and testing (and testing and testing and testing…) until, she became an expert herself.
In my experience of dairy-free yogurts, I have seen and tasted nothing like it. It is of the highest quality. Pure ingredients, nothing fake. With a creamline, so thick, so beautifully white, it makes you doubt it’s not dairy. I start to think that we should all go a little crazy sometimes. Why fighting for what we want, leads to impossible things. That’s the greatness of invention. And I admire Anita. A lot. I hope you give it a try.
Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy eating!