I have been trying a variety of non-dairy yogurts with little to no success, and finally have something I am happy to share: a rich, creamy non-dairy yogurt with all that wonderful tang of true dairy yogurt. I love it for breakfast, topped with blueberries, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and hemp seeds for crunch.
The best thing is, it’s really easy! If you have a yogurt maker, it’s super simple. If you don’t, I’ll explain several other options for keeping the proper temperature to culture your yogurt. Unlike dairy milk that you have to boil and cool down, nut milk yogurt can go straight into the culturing container from the blender.
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How to achieve 110F/44C:
- Electric yogurt maker
- Dehydrator (if you can place an item inside)
- Cooler filled with hot water bottles plus your culturing container
- Warm oven, place culturing container into pan of 110 water, then use lowest setting to maintain that temperature (tricky)
- Electric heating pad with towels on top of it and towels around the container
Notes: If there is colored mold on top when you finish culturing, throw out that batch and start over, making sure your container is super-clean next time. Probiotic capsules with streptococcus thermophilus yield the thickest yogurt. If you are not using a yogurt maker, invest in a digital food thermometer until you find a system that works for you. Don’t think that adding more capsules or starter yogurt will yield thicker yogurt, the culture needs room to grow. If you are using yogurt from a previous batch as the starter, you may find that you need to add a capsule once in a while, as sometimes the culture needs a boost.
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I love my Yogourmet, which I bought via Craigslist for about this price.