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Old 10-11-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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What to do with failed homemade yogurt?

I tried to make a batch of homemade yogurt in my crockpot the other day but it failed. I think it was because I used Greek yogurt, which has no whey in it Anyway, the consistency of it is like the whipping cream you buy at the grocery store that you whip yourself, only unwhipped lol. It does taste good. Any ideas on how to use it up?

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Old 10-11-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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Hmm, I use Greek yogurt all the time, in fact for the past year that's been my only starter. If it didn't set (and that's what it sounds like) then more likely than not the temperature was too low during the fermentation.

I'd use it like cream in cream based soups or just drink it, same concept as kefir.
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Use it in cake batter, pancake batter, smoothies, or just drink it
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Happened to me too. I used it to soak grains.
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Smoothies, drizzled on cut fruit, or freeze for popsicles?
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My kids love those drinkable yogurts. Give some to the kids in small bottles. They will love it. Also, make smoothies! Yum!

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Happened to me too. I used it to soak grains.
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Hmmm... reading this is making me second guess trying it today with chobani... maybe I'll go pick up a new starter...
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Re: What to do with failed homemade yogurt?

so, I find that I have to let the yogurt "sit" longer than the 8 hrs or so. I let it go for 24 hrs. I've never gotten sick, and its never gone bad. I also strain my yogurt to get a thicker consistancy.
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so, I find that I have to let the yogurt "sit" longer than the 8 hrs or so. I let it go for 24 hrs. I've never gotten sick, and its never gone bad. I also strain my yogurt to get a thicker consistancy.
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Straining it is especially important if you were looking for a thick texture like Greek yogurt. The longer it "cooks" though, the more tart it will become, and the whey is more likely to start separating on it's own. The tartness and whey separating are not a bad thing, just something to be aware of.
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