Homemade Yogurt

October 7, 2008

One of my babies favorite food is yogurt, they just love it.  And it is so good for them  Well since I was making their food and Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron had directions for making yogurt I decided to give it a try. My first batch I used the sink incubating method and it didn’t  turn out as expected, good but not as thick as it should have been. Since then I have purchased a yogurt incubator and have had nothing but success.

Ingredients

Whole Milk, 1 pk yogurt starter (or 3 T plain yogurt with LIVE cultures), 2 T powdered milk

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slowly heat 1 quart milk to about 185 degrees or boiling, stirring often

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Use a candy thermometer for exact temperature

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Allow it to cool to between 105 and 115 degrees.  Any hotter or cooler and the cultures will not form

I put it in the refrigerator to cool faster it takes about 30 minutes, check and stir often.

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Once the tempature has dropped to between 105- 115, stir in the yogurt culture and 2 T nonfat powdered milk, stir very well.

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Pour the mixture into a yogurt containers or quart jar and put on the lid

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While the culture is forming, the temperature of the milk should remain at about 112 degrees.

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I use the yogurt maker to keep the yogurt at the perfect temperature, but there are various methods to incubate the yogurt.

You can run hot water in the sink place quart jar of in the water and cover with towels or newspapers, checking every so often and changing the water to keep it at the perfect temp 112.

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Let the yogurt incubate for 4-8 hours until firm.  The yogurt will have a smooth and creamy texture and a slight tartness it tastes so much better than store bought yogurt. I usually add some pureed fruit to the yogurt for the boys, for me I love to add a squirt of chocolate syrup.  The yogurt will stay good for 2 weeks in the fridge that is if it lasts that long.

Here are Little H and Little W enjoying! They love to grab the food off the spoon!

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Kim October 7, 2008 at 9:18 am

Thank you for posting this! I found a yogurt maker at a flea market for 5€ and I need to get my rear in gear and try it =D

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Kimberly/Mom in the City October 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

It’s great to see the process (even though I know that I’ll probably never do it myself though!).

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Mary aka Canadagirl October 7, 2008 at 9:31 am

Ohhhh YUMMY. I have wanted to make yogart and tried with a heating pad but did’nt work. But I think I am going to invest in the near future a yogart incubator. I LOVE yogart ! Thank you so much for sharing and you had a GREAT step by step process with pics. It was GREAT.

Blessings in Him<
-Mary

PS: I would love to hear how you found me. [0=

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Lisa@blessedwithgrace October 7, 2008 at 10:48 am

Wow, I am feeling a little inferior at this moment. You really make the babies food and yogurt. You go girl! That is great. I am so glad that you joined us, again, for the Tempt My Tummy party.

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Shani October 7, 2008 at 10:58 am

Hello, and welcome to Tightwad Tuesdays! Making your own yogurt is such a healthy, inexpensive, and fun thing to do; I’ve made ours for years now. My hubby loves my homemade granola in his yogurt, and my son loves granola plus blueberries. It’s such a wonderful and healthy snack – great job!!

Have a lovely week,
Shani

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heidi October 7, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Wow! Good job!!! I’m impressed!

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Live.Love.Eat October 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Hi there. I’m new to TMTT and wanted to say hi. Years ago when I bought a yogurt maker I remember being shocked that I needed to buy yogurt to make yogurt. But I do agree, it is sooo good for you and if you can make it yourself it’s awesome!!!!!!

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Lori October 7, 2008 at 4:20 pm

We are trying, praying and hoping for a baby. I’ll save this one! Thanks for sharing.

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Karen October 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Cool!

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gingela5 October 7, 2008 at 9:45 pm

Wow, making your own yogurt–I’ve never even thought of that! That’s great!

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Hesses Madhouse October 13, 2008 at 4:09 pm

This is wonderful! We used to make our own yogurt in Japan, but when I got there, someone had already started it, so we just added milk to some little white things. In the morning we’d wake to yogurt. I remember it being so yummy and have always wanted to make my own since then, so thank you for posting this!

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mom2my9 October 14, 2008 at 11:06 am

What a great post! I didn’t know you had twins. How old are they? After my twins turn a year old, I, too, plan on added yogurt to their diet. It’ll be so fun!

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Stephanie October 28, 2008 at 11:32 am

They sure look like they are enjoying it!

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Sherry October 28, 2008 at 8:27 pm

I didn’t realize that it isn’t that hard to make. Thanks for sharing! :D

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