Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Time to Make the Yogurt!

This AM there was one item that definitely needed to be started - the yogurt!  Every two weeks my two Donvier Yogurt Makers take their place on my side counter.  Each 6 oz. yogurt container is filled with milk that has been heated and cooled with the yogurt culture added.  The culture is taken from the previous batch.  When any batch tastes a bit strong, it is time to purchase a commercial container of plain, unflavored low fat yogurt to use for the next batch.  Then, I start the process, again. 

We enjoy Low Fat Yogurt that is ready in about 7 hours and 30 minutes.  The easy to follow directions are included with the handy Yogurt Maker.  Using 1% Milk, I add a tablespoon of Powdered Milk before the Milk is heated.  A very large mixing bowl comes in very handy when preparing Yogurt!  

My first Yogurt Maker was a 5 container Salton.  For a good 20 years it was put to such great use that suddenly one day it stopped heating.  Then, I purchased the 2 Donvier Yogurt Makers.  Making a double batch works very well.  Regardless if the Yogurt is eaten unflavored or with fruit or jam, this delicious source of calcium is always in our fridge.

The bananas in our fruit bowl are in the "great for eating" stage of ripeness, so tomorrow at lunchtime it's Yogurt with a little Freezer Jam + banana for me.  :)

I will enjoy!


Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Homemade yogurt, that is great! Never had homemade, bet it's delicious!

Rita said...

I have been looking at these appliances for a long time. You sure make is sound like a must try.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't made yogurt in SO long! But my oldest son still has my yogurt maker and I think he still uses it! Homemade is SO much better! ♥

ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

Wow, that's so interesting! I bet homemade yogurt is wonderful!

JG said...

Carol- It is so good. I like the flavor and consistency much better than commercial.

Rita- Very rarely do we purchase yogurt. The process is very easy.

Lavender Dreamer- That's great your son uses the yogurt maker. :)

Ann- It tastes great and also very economical.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I wish I had space for a yogurt maker. I love the flavor of the homemade kind, but I literally don't have room for one. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Barbara Bakes said...

I really need to buy a yogurt maker. We spend way too much money on it and everyone says homemade is so much better.