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Making Yogurt at Home

My grandchidlren eat this obnoxious, expensive yogurt in a plastic tube. I wanted to make a healthy alternative. I have a FoodSaver so making the tubes was fairly easy, but how to make strawberry infused yogurt that would be like what they were used to? I purchased a "yolife" yogurt maker and followed their recipe (which was difficult since they mixed various methods of weights and measures). Their recipe contradicts almost everything I have read online about making yogurt. I wanted to share the results since it was terrific!

Cook a quart of strawberries with 1/3 C of water and 1/2 C of sugar (I replaced half with Stevia). Heat qt. of milk to 180 Degrees and cool to 110. Added 1/2 C. Seven Stars yogurt. (I also added 1/2 C. powdered milk after reading this would help thicken) Mix together with strawberries and put in maker. Left for 12 hours. Perfect, wonderful strawberry yogurt in a tube.

I am posting this because during my research everyone said that the fruit must be added after making the yogurt so I was afraid their recipe would not work. Not only did I end up with smooth thick yogurt, but the yogurt has a much stronger berry flavor than if it were just mixed in.

Hope this helps someone looking to replace their kids favorite yogurt with a less expensive, more healthy version.

Mar 06, 2010
lyndapaz in Home Cooking

Question About Making Homemade Yogurt

My grandchidlren eat this obnoxious, expensive yogurt in a plastic tube. I wanted to make a healthy alternative. I have a FoodSaver so making the tubes was fairly easy, but how to make strawberry infused yogurt that would be like what they were used to? I purchased a "yolife" yogurt maker and followed their recipe (which was difficult since they mixed various methods of weights and measures). Their recipe contradicts almost everything I have read online about making yogurt. I wanted to share the results since it was terrific!

Cook a quart of strawberries with 1/3 C of water and 1/2 C of sugar (I replaced half with Stevia). Heat qt. of milk to 180 Degrees and cool to 110. Added 1/2 C. Seven Stars yogurt. (I also added 1/2 C. powdered milk after reading this would help thicken) Mix together with strawberries and put in maker. Left for 12 hours. Perfect, wonderful strawberry yogurt in a tube.

I am posting this because during my research everyone said that the fruit must be added after making the yogurt so I was afraid their recipe would not work. Not only did I end up with smooth thick yogurt, but the yogurt has a much stronger berry flavor than if it were just mixed in.

Hope this helps someone looking to replace their kids favorite yogurt with a less expensive, more healthy version.

Mar 06, 2010
lyndapaz in Home Cooking