How to make it

  • These are my Tried and True directions.
  • Fill 1 qt. container (in the yogurt maker) with milk, pour one cup out of container into a two cup bowl or measuring cup. Place qt. container with the remaining 3 cups into microwave for 2 - 3 minutes.. do not boil.. just hot,below boiling point. Remove from microwave and set aside.
  • Mix 1/4 cup commercial yogurt into the ONE cup cold yogurt and mix well (I use a fork). Slowly temper the cold milk with the hot milk, do not mix to quickly, when you have mixed about a cup of hot milk with the cold milk mixture, pour the colder mixture into the rest of the hot milk. now you should have all the milk/yogurt together. Place the container into the pre-warmed (plug the Y.Maker and warm while you are warming the milk in the Microwave) Yogurt Maker... within 4 hours your mild yogurt should be set, the longer you leave it, the tangier it gets.. I start mine in the morning and by evening it is tangy enough for me. I place the container into the Frig. over nite.. Next morning it is ready to eat. However, I like mine thicker so I place a large Strainer into a large bowl, place a large paper towel sheet inside the stainer and place the yogurt inside the paper toweled strainer, empty the liquid that is collected (drained) often.. Drain until thickness is desired. I also make creamed yogurt cheese this way, just keep draining (about 6 - 8 hrs) the liquid until desired consistency is reached.. love it!

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  • capedread 14 years ago
    not having a y maker I used to make it thus
    1 flask
    1 tbls live yogurt
    qty of hot milk to fill 3/4 of flask
    heat milk, add yogurt mix, pour into flask and leave overnight. done! although these days am lazy and just buy it in.
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Thanks, Shirley hon - I can't wait to try this out. Great post! Gets a 5 from me.

    And I hope you and your family have a sweet and blessed Easter weekend...**hugs**
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  • marky90 15 years ago
    Happy Easter Shirley!!!!! All my best.
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Sounds delicious! I have wanted to try this but never had the recipe.
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    grandmommy ate it and said...
    Thanks a bunch Shirley, I will visit amazon about the yogurt maker. This is something my husband will also like. We eat a lot of yogurt and I like the idea of making it ourselves. May you find many eggs this weekend!
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    berry ate it and said...
    Wow Shirley... I need to try your recipe, I prepare yogurt in different way...... THANKS!
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    danadooley ate it and said...
    Oma, my mamma could just kiss you, she loves fresh made yoghurt, but we never knew how to make it. So you can get CHEESE this way too??!?! Thank you thank you thank you.
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    cakelady ate it and said...
    Great post Shirley! I love home made yogurt. I have also made it in the oven with just the oven light on for a source of heat, but the yogurt maker is better. This is a healthy recipe too. Thanks!
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