• Lauren

    posted on February 2, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    What fun! I’ve never thought to make yogurt =D. I eat so much – very cool idea!

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  • dining room tables

    posted on February 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I never imagined that I can make yogurt on my own. This is exciting.

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  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)

    posted on February 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Making yogurt and making sourdough starter intimidate the crud out of me!

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  • Jenna @ Newlyweds

    posted on February 2, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I love homemade yogurt also, its so thick and creamy. I’ve haven’t made any in a while.

    Here is the recipe I used:
    http://www.newlyweds-blog.com/2008/10/07/homemade-yogurt/

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  • gfe--gluten free easily

    posted on February 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Now there will be a run on those yogurt makers! LOL How easy and delish looking photo for sure. :-)

    I’m with you on those Pyrex pans. I want to get some of those antique glass refrigerator containers, too. They would come in handy for leftovers. No plastic!

    So glad you had such an awesome birthday, Amy!

    Shirley

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  • Victor @ Random Cuisine

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I never thought it was to make homemade yoghurt. I should give it a try. This is one of the hundred things to do until the end of 2010.

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  • Ashlie

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 7:08 am

    I make my own yogurt without a yogurt maker. It is very simple. I follow the same steps as you as far as heating and then cooling the milk. I usually do half a gallon at a time (I use skim milk). Once the milk is cool I add in 2 big spoonfuls of plain yogurt – around 1/2 cup. Use a whisk to make sure it is well incorporated. I then pour the yogurt into smaller containers (plastic or glass), put the lids on the containers. I then nestle them into my largest stockpot. – I put a couple of kitchen towels in the pot for insulation – I cover the pot, put in my oven (turned off, but mine is gas so the pilot light keeps it a little warm) overnight. Perfect everytime. The first time I made it I bought some yogurt, for my subsequent batches I’ve just used some of the yogurt I made. I eat a lot of yogurt and this way I end up paying half of what I would for plain organic yogurt.

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  • Alta (Tasty Eats At Home)

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Mmm….yogurt! Sounds so tasty! Your wishes for gifts and my wishes sound a lot alike!

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  • Sandy Gillett

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 8:56 am

    This sounds like so much fun. I am wondering about using a coconut beverage I bought at my local natural food store. My granddaughter and I need to avoid all dairy, even fermented. It made wonderful smoothies. Hmmm – thanks for getting me thinking again.

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  • marla {Family Fresh Cooking}

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I am brand new to your blog, love it. Just added you to my RSS. Homemade yogurt, need to add this to my to-do list. I buy nonfat and strain it with a cheese cloth to make it crazy thick. Gonna poke around your blog some more!

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  • Chelsey

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I’ve tried the crock pot method and found it lacking too. I tried about 5 times? Some were good, and others like mucus (Did you just gag?!). I finally got a yogurt maker, and the yogurt still didn’t come out thick! The recipe was different than yours though, so I am definitely trying your way out. Thanks Amy!

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  • SnoWhite

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I got a yogurt maker for Christmas and haven’t yet tried it out … can’t wait!

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  • Maggie Savage

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Amy this looks great! I think I love your picture more than I love the recipe :) What a great little vignette. Your blog continues to be such a source of inspiration for me.

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  • Michelle

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I love making yogurt from our raw milk! Funny, because of all the methods I have tried only the crockpot method has worked brillianty! I make two batches at once with two crockpots going. Sometimes I’ll do it overnight and then turn around first think in the morning and do it again! (big family) It is so think and rich!

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  • Rebecca

    posted on February 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    This looks yummy. Eventhough I am lactose intolerant, I am able to eat yogurt. Do you have to use the dry milk powder or is there a substitute? Anyone know? I am thinking this helps make it thick. Is there something else that would do that?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Rebecca, I don’t know…I’ve heard of other powders like soy powder. You could try arrowroot, adding it when you’d add the milk powder. I use it to thicken my ice cream. If you find something that works I’d love to know about it.

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  • Chelsey

    posted on February 5, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Amy! I just made your yogurt recipe. Just as you promised it came out thick! It tastes great too. I mixed in a couple of drops of stevia and vanilla extract into each little container. Delish! My texture is smooth with a couple of little “bumps”. I’m going to see if I can get rid of those next time. How was your yogurts texture?

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    Amy Reply:

    @Chelsey, My yogurt was totally smooth. Did you take some of the cooled milk/milk powser mixture (between 100 – 110 degrees) and mix it into the starter culture before adding it to the entire batch? I had to start with just a little and increase gradually, stirring well, until the starter culture and milk was really smooth. Then I added it to the rest of the mik/milk powder mixture.

    If your starter culture is lumpy when you add it your final product will be clumpy.

    Do you love the taste?? I can’t seem to get enough of it. :)

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  • My Man's Belly

    posted on February 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Making my own yogurt is one of the few things I haven’t tried making, that I regularly buy at the store. Hmmm….starting to re-think that now.

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  • Kristi Rimkus

    posted on February 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I have the same yogurt maker. I’ve been using it for months and just love it. I’ve taken my yogurt and made yogurt cheese by straining through cheesecloth. Yum! I figure in the long run I’m saving money and the environment. No more yogurt containers to recycle!

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  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    posted on February 8, 2010 at 8:31 am

    OH Amy! I am so glad you finally found a recipe for yogurt that you like!!! I can so relate to your comment about some girls wanting Prada bags, and you wanting appliances! I am so happy my husband broke the cardinal rule this year on my birthday, and bought me a blender (my awesome Vitamix!!!). To me, those are the best presents EVER!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen, I know you love your Vita-Mix. I read your post. :) I love mine, too. I still haven’t made soup. Mostly green smoothies and my version of frozen yogurt.

    Joe and I aren’t supposed to do birthday presents, either, but sometimes something super-cool slips through – like this yogurt maker.

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  • cindy

    posted on February 8, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I just bought the book “breaking the vicious cycle” and I think you’ve mentioned the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) before. Will you try to make this SCD compliant?

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  • kellyc

    posted on May 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I posted about making my own yogurt with a very similar recipe. It has directions if you don’t have a yogurt maker. It comes out delicious! Congrats on getting a yogurt maker. I would rather have the kitchen stuff too. =0)
    http://lovinglifeslittlemoments.blogspot.com/2010/04/homemade-yogurt.html

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    Amy Reply:

    @kellyc, Thanks so much for sharing your method! :)

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  • Zoe @ Z's Cup of Tea

    posted on August 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I really want to make yogurt at home – the only thing is finding a dairy-free starter. After that, the actual making of it looks pretty easy. For SCD, you have to make your own because of something to do with the bacteria culture levels in commercial yogurt – it’s more detailed and specific than that but that’s just what I remember off the top of my head.

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    Stephanie Reply:

    @Zoe @ Z’s Cup of Tea,

    GI ProHealth’s “ProStart” is a great SCD-legal yogurt starter. Have been using it for almost 2 years (along with raw goat milk I get from a local farm). I use the YoLife yogurt maker, with various sizes of glass containers they offer (the 2 qt. is my favorite).

    Having to make my step-son’s SCD-legal meals (breakfast, lunch and snack) for school has been challenging but the yogurt is always a hit with him and helps disguise the myriad of supplements he has to take.

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  • TrinaC

    posted on October 24, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I know I’m kind of late on this post, but I thought I should share a method my sister-in-law shared with me. You can put your yogurt starter in the bottom of a thermos (I used a 1/2 gallon sized thermos) and then add a little of the warm milk and stir. I then put the rest of the milk in, stir it again and put the lid on it. I let it sit undisturbed for at least 8 hours. Turns out great every time.

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    Amy Reply:

    @TrinaC, Thanks for sharing such a simple method! I love it. I’m always looking for short-cuts that still produce fantastic results, Trina. This sounds like a winner.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Sheri

    posted on March 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    How do you go from plain yogurt to fruit-flavored? Add fruit before it “sets up” or after? Or use jelly? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Sheri, Stir in the fruit afterward. You can add some honey, though, before it goes through the fermentation process.

    If you’ve never made homemade yogurt, you’re in for a treat. I’m going to make some later today. It’s my favorite.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Oh Amy, you and I are the same when it comes to gifts! Those are all my favorites too! The yogurt looks perfect. I’ve been talking about getting a yogurt maker for years. I think I need to make the investment. I wonder if it would work with almond or hemp milk though? I need to get to doing some research.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen), I’ve been thinking about making non-dairy yogurt but haven’t tried it yet. I think my recipe works so well because of the powdered milk. Maybe with lots of good cultures??

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  • Jamie @afamilieslove

    posted on May 8, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Ts is too funny! I just posted a yogurt recipe on the slightly indulgent Tuesday linkup, and here yours is!!! I do love good yogurt, but make it in canning jars in the crockpot, it works great for me, may invest in a yogurt maker though, Mother’s Day is coming!!!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Jamie @afamilieslove, I have since started using my food dehydrator. I need to post a recipe soon to show people how to do it. The CrockPot has never worked well for me. I’ll have to see how you do it.

    What size CrockPot do you think works best?

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    Jamie @afamilieslove Reply:

    @Amy, food dehydrator, that would be cool to see!! I use a 7 quart size, and since I wrap it warmly with a towel, and put warm/hot water in the crock it just sits and cultures, simple and perfect every time for me, you may have had the water in the crock too hot, not sure. it does matter if the cover is on straight and tightly though, you want the heat to be held in the pot.

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  • vik

    posted on April 4, 2014 at 8:51 am

    When searched on Bing the link showed up was for your site “recipe for Gluten free, sugar free home made yogurt.” Few questions for you -
    How much sugar milk has which is used to convert to yogurt (probably 12g per cub)?
    How much sugar yogurt has once milk has been converted.?
    How did it become sugar free? (does the culture and enzymes convert sugar?)
    What’s the nutrition value label for home made yogurt?

    I will appreciate your help if you have knowledge in this matter.

    Thanks

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