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Old 02-07-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Anyone have a Yogurt Maker?

We go through a TON of yogurt because DH takes it to work with him every day, likes it as a snack, and my kiddos both love it. I also have 2-4 daycare kids daily that love yogurt as well.

I'm looking for a yogurt maker that will allow me to do a few different flavors. We tried to take plain yogurt and then blender in some fruit, and it became soup.

Anyone have a yogurt maker and recommend it? Or recipes?

DS loves banana yogurt, and the daycare kids love strawberry yogurt. We spend WAY too much on GoGurts, DH's organic yogurt with honey.

Recipes, Maker Recommendations, Whatever!

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I like my yogurt maker/incubator. It uses 4c milk, 1/4 c powdered milk, and culture. I add in maple syrup, honey or sugar and some vanilla. I recently realized that I don't need it to sit for 8 hours 5 is more than enough and its not as bitter this way either.
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I am thinking of trying to make some in my crock pot, but I will do smaller batches so I can add different flavors to them. I don't want to try to add flavors later, and have it turn to soft mush.
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I don't think you can add flavors ahead. I just stir in some freezer jam right before serving for strawberry.
I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
I like it but I want a second set of cups for it so I can always have another batch cooking BEFORE the other batch is all emptied out. Also I find that by putting the powdered milk in it, it thickens it up.
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I don't think you can add flavors ahead. I just stir in some freezer jam right before serving for strawberry.
I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
I like it but I want a second set of cups for it so I can always have another batch cooking BEFORE the other batch is all emptied out. Also I find that by putting the powdered milk in it, it thickens it up.
Mine is similar to that with the little glass cups, but it's an older model Salton that I got cheap on ebay
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We make yogurt on our stovetop in a large pot. Then add fruit or whatnot before we eat it.
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I used to always do crock pot yogurt. I just did it yesterday for the first time in almost 2 yrs and it was weird. Anyone else use raw milk for their yogurt? I always used store bought but now use raw. It was so full of whey and 1 gallon only made a quest and as half after draining to thicken it. Did I do wrong doing a full gallon instead of my normal half? Do you think the raw w. Cream in it affects it? Not trying to hijack, just figured . Other yogurt makes could weigh in. Oh . And I made my own yogurt for yrs before the 2 yr break. Also have a new crock pot that had a warm seeing so I left out on that all night instead of writing w. Towels like yrs previous
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I would specifically find a recipe for raw milk yogurt because I know they are a touch different but I don't really know how. I've been wanting to try for a while, but I haven't had time to make any lately.

Oh, and as for my maker. The only reason I have that model is because I got it in a trade. But it works great.
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I have a yogurt maker that has 7 glass jars with lids....you can buy more jars. I think it's euro cusine or something......$3.99 at goodwill you can get them on ebay for under $20.

I didn't like when I made them flavored so I think the key is to add the flavoring in after as others said. Very easy and I way prefer the jars......which incidently I use for lots of other food storage like my cinnammon and sugar mix etc.
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I don't think you can add flavors ahead. I just stir in some freezer jam right before serving for strawberry.
I have this one: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS.../chrisficti-20
I like it but I want a second set of cups for it so I can always have another batch cooking BEFORE the other batch is all emptied out. Also I find that by putting the powdered milk in it, it thickens it up.
I would like to find a yogurt maker that does everything for you -- as in I put all the ingredients together, pour them in the cups, turn on the machine, and 8 hours later I have yogurt. When I was looking a while back, the only ones I saw you had to heat and cool the milk to the right temperature yourself, then the heater in the yogurt maker would just hold it at the right temp for the final step. Does this one that you linked to go from start to finish? I have done the stovetop method, but I just hate having to sit there and stir the milk so it doesn't burn, and several times I messed it up and totally wasted all those ingredients.
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