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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vanilla or Other Extract Flavored Homemade Yogurt

Vanilla or Other Extract with Flavorings Cooked In Yogurt


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Serving Size  : 8     Preparation Time :0:45

Categories    : Breakfast Foods                 Snacks


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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  4               cups  whole milk -- OR see notes

  3        tablespoons  yogurt -- fresh plain with active cultures OR see notes

     1/3           cup  sugar -- OR honey, maple syrup, agave or sugar substitute equivalent

  2 1/2      teaspoons  vanilla extract -- OR other extract Or combination of extracts


Start with your milk and fresh yogurt at room temperature. 


Heat milk slowly to 180 F (82 C)  If you are adding powdered milk sprinkle it on top of the miilk and let it set for 10 minutes before stirring it in.


Remove from heat and let cool to 110-115 (43-46 C)


Stir in fresh yogurt or sprinkle dry yogurt culture on top and let set for 5 minutes before stirring it in.


Stir in sugar (or sweetner of choice) and extract until sugar is dissolved.


Pour into glass or ceramic container and incubate per preferred method for 6-8 hours. or until firm.



  "If you want to make up a batch of already extract flavored yogurst this is the recipe for you."

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 115 Calories; 4g Fat (33.7% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 17mg Cholesterol; 63mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


Serving Ideas : Sprinkle with granola, top with fruit or nuts, or eat it plain.


NOTES : You can substitute 4 cups skim milk and 1/3 cup powdered milk for the whole milk in this recipe.


The cultures can be from a batch of plain homemade yogurt you have made or from store purchased yogurt with live cultures. OR you can use 5 grams of dried yogurt culture (starter) which you can purchase either online or at natural foods grocery stores.

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