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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Homemade Yogurt

Many years back, one of my Indian colleagues during that time taught me how to make yogurt at home. But I did not make it very often until recently, after all these "no added-sugar" awareness from those formula milk companies. Besides, it is cheaper to make it myself too. :) Both hb and Lynn are huge fans of yogurt.

It is very easy to make yogurt at home.
What you need: -
  1. Fresh milk (low fat or full cream also can). Or if you can use milk powder also.
  2. Plain yogurt - any brand.
  3. Soup bowl, or whatever size that you prefer depending on how much yogurt that you want to make. 
 Steps: -
  1.  Pour out the fresh milk, with the amount of about 2/3 of the soup bowl (about 400-500ml), to a small cooking pot. Heat up the cold fresh milk using small fire. No need to wait until the milk is boiled, just make sure it is not cold.  **If you want the yogurt to have some sweetness, you may add some sugar into the milk.
  2. Transfer the milk from the small pot into a bowl. If the milk is hot, leave it there for a while until the milk is at room temperature. If you are using milk powder, you can directly mix the milk powder with warm water in the bowl.
  3. Add one tablespoon of the plain yogurt into the milk. Cover it and leave it overnight (about 8 hours) at the counter.
  4. The next morning, the milk now becomes yogurt. The texture should be something like tofu fa. If it is still watery like milk, leave it at the counter for longer hours. Once you are happy with the yogurt, keep it inside the fridge. The longer hours you leave it at the counter, the more sour it becomes.
  5. Scoop up one tablespoon of yogurt to keep it for your next round of yogurt making.
  6. Before you serve, add some fresh fruits to the yogurt for flavor and sweetness. We found that banana and mango are the best. If you don't have fresh fruits, you can add some honey and raisins, or Ribena into it.
This is the bowl that I use to make yogurt. This is a little too much milk actually.(This picture is actually showing the milk has already become yogurt. But the level of milk won't increase or decrease after becoming yogurt.)

This is after becoming yogurt with tofu fa texture.

Fresh mango cut into cube. For the amount of yogurt that I made, a medium-large size mango will do.

This is after adding the mango into the yogurt. It's too full, that's why I said I have used a little too much milk here. :) Serve it on cup or small bowl and keep the rest back to the fridge.

This one is with mashed banana and raisins.

It can last for days inside the fridge. But so far I have not kept it for more than a week. Usually we finish it within 3 to 5 days.

Hope you enjoy the homemade yogurt as much as we do. :) 

    11 comments:

    cleffairy said...

    I'm gonna make these soon. Pray hard it wun gone case on me!

    reanaclaire said...

    i tried this before... but didnt work out.. maybe i made not so nice .. hahaha..

    Mummy to QiQi said...

    easy hor...it has been quite sometime since i made this. will buy some milk and yogurt and mango today since qiqi has been asking for it already few days back :)

    Yee Ling said...

    sounds easy, but if i would to do it......akakakka...i dont think i will get yougurt...

    Oliveoylz said...

    Mummy's yoghurt is ALWAYS the best...coz it's made with sooo much tender loving care:) Kids are so lucky!

    Alice Law said...

    It seems quite tricky by referring to other mommy's comment... I'm not a yogurt fan neither my kids but the mango one sure looks tempting!

    p/s: Hv u planned wht to make on coming Friday?;D

    Uncle Lee said...

    Hi Chee Yee, there are two food dishes not on my list to eat....apart from the fact I eat to live, not live to eat.
    Cheese and yogurt.
    My wife loves yogurt....not me.
    I'll just stick to my iced coffee.
    But you sure can do a good one too.
    Looks good.
    Have a nice day.
    Lee.

    Small Kucing said...

    LOL....sound easy. Btw, the starter u buy from where ah? and how much a sachet? Last round mine is prepack one which SIL bght home from NZ

    cheeyee said...

    Cleffairy - Have you made your yogurt? :p

    Claire - What do you mean did not work out? It is memang not that nice without adding the fruits....

    Mummy to QiQi - Yes, very easy. :)

    Yee Ling - Really very easy only la. Just give it a try. :)

    cheeyee said...

    Olive - Hehehe thanks. :)

    Alice - It's not tricky. BUt too bad you are not yogurt fan. :)

    Uncle Lee - I don't eat cheese too. I eat yogurt but not a huge fan of it. Just make some for the kids. :)


    Small kucing - No need any special starter la. Just go super market buy a plain yogurt of any brand will do. Those that cost less than RM2.

    Caca said...

    this is very healthy

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