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Old 02-07-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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You can use cornstarch to thicken yogurt

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What I did to thinking mine up was put a coffee filter sit inside my mini colander and let it strain the whey off for hours, and I mean hours.

OP did you do anything to sweeten yours. Mine was so bitter that nobody wanted to eat it, even me.

I did end up freezing mine. The texture got a little funky after freezing.
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You can use cornstarch to thicken yogurt
That's good to know. I did try the milk powder, and it was a bit thicker.

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What I did to thinking mine up was put a coffee filter sit inside my mini colander and let it strain the whey off for hours, and I mean hours.

OP did you do anything to sweeten yours. Mine was so bitter that nobody wanted to eat it, even me.

I did end up freezing mine. The texture got a little funky after freezing.
We used a variety of things to try it out. The big hits here were a bit of maple syrup, some blueberries (smashed up, frozen), some peaches we had frozen from the summer, homemade strawberry jam, and caramel syrup -- all separately (not all of those things at once ). I also ate it with banana and a bit of granola and it was good. I found it smoother and less bitter than storebought plain yogurt, which is a plus. I fed it to some friend's kids today, using it to dilute storebought yogurt and it was a hit, too.

Good to know about freezing-- I found that first batch for a bit of a funny texture just being in the fridge for a few days. It doesn't last long around here, but I don't know if would be good after a week or so. I guess you could try blending it if the texture goes off.
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For those of you who add fruit to your yogurt...I am hoping to actually make fruit flavored yogurt. Is this possible? I'm not sure that I'll like plain with whole fruit pieces in it as much. I usually eat Stoneyfield flavored kinds with a banana cut up in it and love it. I'd really like to be able to make my own the same way! Any suggestion are appreciated.
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I've also read that you can add a packet of the unflavored Knoxx gelatin and it will thicken it.
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For those of you who add fruit to your yogurt...I am hoping to actually make fruit flavored yogurt. Is this possible? I'm not sure that I'll like plain with whole fruit pieces in it as much. I usually eat Stoneyfield flavored kinds with a banana cut up in it and love it. I'd really like to be able to make my own the same way! Any suggestion are appreciated.
Can you make a puree of your fruit and then mix it in after? We have just been adding the fruit as we go for each serving, not premixing it.
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I love my homemade yogurt although mine is thinner. I will try and leave it for 24 hours and see if it thickens up.
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To flavor I add 1/2c sugar to each half gallon batch of yogurt and 1tbsp of vanilla extract before incubation. It makes it taste just like storebought. Also, after it's done incubating I like a colander with coffee filters and strain out the whey until it's custard-y thick the way we like it. Works every time.
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