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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How to Make Yogurt the Easy Way!




HOW TO MAKE YOGURT
This easy recipe is one I use most often these days.  1 cup of plain yogurt is about 4 grams of carbohydrate.  There are many good reasons to consume yogurt.  Just type yogurt in my blog search box and you'll see what I mean.  Also, why not try frozen yogurt if you're not wild about yogurt - for a real treat.  Here is my favorite recipe.  For a super-quick frozen yogurt treat, in food processor  with metal S-blade begin with frozen strawberries; process.  Add yogurt, a bit of cream and sweetener until you have the right consistency and sweetness.  You can even add a frozen banana if you're doing moderate low-carbing.  Enjoy!

41/2 cups whole milk (1.13 L)
1/3 cup plain yogurt, OR (75 mL)
  a bit more (one small container of yogurt)
1 tsp sugar (5 mL) - for milder taste - divided by 7 servings. (optional - could use Splenda or preferred sweetener but I have not tried that)

In large pot, pour milk and bring to boil - just as it starts to climb the side of the pot.  Allow milk to cool to lukewarm or room temperature.  Pour some milk into a clean pouring jug.  Stir in yogurt and sugar, until sugar dissolves.  Add to the pot and whisk well.  Pour some of milk mixture into pouring jug and fill 7 clean glass jars with mixture. Place in yogurt maker (without lids). Leave overnight.  It takes about 8 hours for whole milk and longer for 2% or skim milk.  If you leave the yogurt too long, it will become quite sour.

Helpful Hints:  The taste and texture of yogurt varies according to the milk and yogurt starter selected.  Also do not move the appliance during the maturing process or this will affect the firmness of the yogurt.