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Yogurt, yoghurt, or yoghourt is a food produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures". Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yogurt its texture and its characteristic tang.

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How can I make a yogurt starter culture from scratch?

Let's say for whatever reason that I cannot or don't want to get store-bought yogurt. How can I create a probiotic culture to make some from fresh milk? I saw videos explaining how to make yogurt ...
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Homemade yogurt hygiene; can the results be dangerous?

I'm late to the Instant Pot homemade yogurt game, but have been having fun eating the results. I'm relatively careful about cleaning the pot and implements, but I assume that at some point I'll let ...
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Interpreting recipes from a different culture (specifically India) [closed]

I've tried to make dahi (indian "curd", or yogurt) a few times, but it has always turned out more like cottage cheese (English "curds and whey") than like yogurt. This isn't necessarily bad (the whey ...
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Why is my Frozen Yogurt Grainy?

I used Cal Peternell's recipe: 1 cup of whole milk 1/2 cup of half and half 1/2 cup of sugar pinch of salt 3 cups of whole milk yogurt zest and juice of a half lemon BUT... Instead of half and half ...
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Yoghurt making : effects of temperature and duration [duplicate]

As I am fairly new to making yoghurt at home I would like to understand the effects that temperatures and time have on the end product in both the initial heating/cooling step and the fermentation ...
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When making yogurt, why doesn't bad bacteria grow as well?

I've been making Yogurt and Coconut Yogurt for a long time. I've always wondered why one can't leave milk out for more than an hour or so without it going off, yet when adding cultures or probiotics ...
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Help! What have I made? Is it safe to eat?

Ok so here’s the problem, I have an instant pot that has a yogurt setting. The first time I made it I just added some heavy cream and half and half milk with a couple generous tablespoons of yogurt,...
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Do I have to heat up Yogurt?

Considering the heat wave, I've been thinking - most instructions for Yogurt making say to take starter culture, put it in milk, put the milk in a warm pot (or a yogurt maker) for several hours and ...
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Why is it recommended to mix yogurt starter with a small amount of milk before adding to the entire batch?

When making yogurt with Yogourmet yogurt starters it is recommended to boil the milk, bring it down to 110 degrees F, then take out a cup of milk and mix the starter, then add that mixture back into ...
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Do you need more yogurt starter for more milk?

I bought some Yogourmet yogurt starter packages and it says to use 5g per 1L of milk. However, if I am making a gallon at a time - is more starter actually required than it would be for just 1L?
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Can you boil milk and let it fully cool then bring it up to 100 degrees F for yogurt?

I brought my milk to a boil but I don't have time to let it cool. I don't want to put in the enzymes now because they will die off. Can I let it cool in the fridge and bring it back up to 110 degrees ...
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Yoghurt after use by date [duplicate]

I'm awfully paranoid about getting food poisoning after having it once before. I bought a pot of live yoghurt with mango and after eating a couple of spoonfuls remembered I didn't check use by date ...
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Can I make cheese from old homemade yogurt?

I made homemade yogurt 3-4 weeks ago that still looks and smells good. Can I reheat homemade yogurt to make cheese?
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Why does blending blueberries, milk, banana and vanilla extract cause the mixture to have a yogurty consistency?

A cup of milk A cup of blueberries A banana Three shakes of vanilla extract liquid The original plan was to have a milkshake, but the result is quite a nice desert! Like a no cook yogurt. Looking ...
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Does the PH in your mouth affect taste?

I’ve eaten plain whole-milk yogurt every day for over 10 yrs. One 32 oz tub of the brand name I buy can taste sweet & mild one day; sour & acidic the next...or vice versa. I’ve complained ...
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Has my coconut yoghurt spoiled?

I've made some coconut yoghurt from powdered coconut milk, tapioca flour, maple syrup and a spoonful of store-bought yoghurt. The mixture (apart from the old yoghurt) was simmered for a while, and the ...
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Coconut yoghurt too thick

I've been trying to make a creamy coconut yoghurt in an incubator. Ingredients: Water Coconut milk powder Small amount of store-bought coconut yoghurt The first time it came out too thin. The next ...
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Whey separation making yoghurt: change in proportions

I make yogurt about twice a week in an instant pot using 2qt of 1% milk and 3 tablespoons of whey from the previous batch as a starter (original starter was 1 Tbsp of Chobani plain non-fat). I ...
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How to remove sour taste from curry?

My curry become too pulupu (sour) due to too much yogurt. There is too much sour taste in each bite. Now how can i remove sour taste from curry?
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Tomato substitute in italian dishes? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some delicious Italian dishes,but have to avoid tomatoes. What can be used as an alternate to tomatoes? Using Google, I found Red Pepper Pasta Sauce, and Cream Sauce. I have also ...
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how to get rid the sourness in yogurt

My question is about making yogurt at home. I made yogurt at home but there is some problem which causes the yogurt to taste sour. I tried lots of methods to prevent the sourness because I don't like ...
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Homemade yogurt

How do I know that my yogurt has live and active cultures in it? I used store bought organic Greek yogurt with live and active cultures as my starter, and it turned out beautiful and thick,but I'm ...
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Overcooked yogurt : what did I actually do?

I tried to make yogurt by slowly heating yogurt diluted in milk, but I forgot to watch it. When I checked a few minutes later, it was above 70 °C and the whey had separated from the "yogurt". The ...
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When should I add fresh fruits in homemade yogurt?

I just bought an Instant Pot and want to use it to make yogurt. I found a recipe online for fresh fruit yoghurt that I want to try (https://recipes.instantpot.com/recipe/fresh-fruit-yogurt-in-the-...
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Add fresh yogurt to whipping cream to make creme fraiche?

Can I use fresh yogurt instead of cultured buttermilk, to add to heavy cream (35%) and make creme fraiche? I learned that adding cultured butter milk to heavy whipping cream makes creme fraiche. I ...
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Is it possible to use jam instead of sugar to make a dough?

I followed this recipe to make a dough for cookies to dip in milk: 300g flour 1 egg 70g sugar 60g milk 50g butter 10g yeast However I replaced sugar with jam (~100g) and butter with yogurt (~200g). ...
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Curries with yoghurt-based marinade [duplicate]

When cooking a curry using meat that has been marinaded in yoghurt tikka masala for instance, I have noticed that it often curdles/splits/gets grainy when cooked. I use 3.5% fat yoghurt, Balkan style -...
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What is the difference between the dairy products quark and skyr?

What is the difference, if any, between the two dairy products quark (consumed in German-speaking countries) and skyr (traditional in Iceland)? They are both similar to what the result would be if ...
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Why is my yogurt sour at the top and non-sour at the bottom

I make yogurt with a yogurt maker and the yogurt is nice and thick, but it is very sour at the top only and the rest is almost sweet, like a sweet fresh cheese. Why isn't it sour all over? This is ...
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Greek yogurt substitute in baking?

So this recipe (lemon rhubarb pie), calls for 3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt. What would be a good substitute for Greek yogurt? creme fraiche or cream cheese? And will it affect the final product?
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Yogurt Fail Questions

I just tried to make yogurt and ended up making something else (the question is what). I just finished the process of bringing the milk up to 180 f and then bringing it down to 110 f and was ready to ...
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Yogurt not turning out since relocation

When I started making Greek yogurt, I lived in western Washington state and never, ever had an issue. Now that I've relocated to SoCal for work, every batch of my yogurt turns out awful (barely any ...
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How to mark yogurt jars?

I have started making homemade yogurt, and I usually keep two types at the same time. One is a lactobacillicus bulgaricus strain, the other is a bifidus strain. They taste differently and look exactly ...
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Is Dahi Thermophilic or Mesophilic?

Is Dahi (Indian homemade yogurt) Thermophilic or Mesophilic?
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What is the difference in the making of yoghurt to produce carbonated (like Kefir) vs non-carbonated yoghurt?

What is the difference in the making of yoghurt to produce carbonated vs non-carbonated yoghurt? I'm not a proper cook, and am just researching this 'cos i'm curious.. Yoghurt is fermented milk, and ...
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Do you need to sterilize jars when making yogurt?

I recently bought an Instant Pot and am curious about its much-touted yogurt-making capabilities. From this video it looks simple enough. What the video doesn't address, though, is the question of ...
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Controlling variables in homemade yogurt

Making yogurt at home is a fairly straight-forward process. Heat milk to 180F (82C), cool that milk to at least 110F (43C), add live cultures, usually in the form of yogurt with said cultures, ...
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Do all yogurts have live active cultures?

Most homemade yogurt recipes/protocols call for yogurt products that have "Live Active Cultures" printed on its box. I would like to ask if regular, snack yogurt will suffice for making homemade ...
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Homemade plain yogurt

I want to make an homemade plain yogurt,I heard you have to use your leftover yogurt to make some at home.Can I use sweetened yogurt to make my homemade yogurt or is it compulsory to use the plain ...
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Nutrition: Yogurt vs Milk [closed]

I'm generally a fan of having quite a bit of whole milk/yogurt made with whole milk (no flavoured stuff, no extra sugar). I'm also quite finicky about calories. I have found that the low sugar content ...
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Mesh size for straining yogurt?

Usually, I strain small batches of yogurt through a cheesecloth, but cleaning the cloth afterward is cumbersome. I'm thinking to buy an industrial stainless strainer (40cm / 16" diameter, 10cm / 4" ...
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Unable to make yogurt in cold climate

I have read the answers to this question - How to thicken yogurt and I am not sure if my question is on topic or not - this is the procedure I followed to make yogurt in a mountainous region and I am ...
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I have been cooking yogurt cakes in the US for a while and each time it has to cook for an extra 20 min. Why?

I like the Gâteau au Yaourt (Yogurt Cake) as describe here (in French): http://www.750g.com/gateau-au-yaourt-r45540.htm I uses Yogurt (x1), Flour (x3, see below), Eggs (x3), Oil (x1/2 to x1), Sugar (...
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How long is yogurt good after the best by date? [duplicate]

I have a large, unopened container of yogurt that is a couple weeks past the best by date and I wondering if it is safe to eat. It still smells fine. How long past the best by date is yogurt usually ...
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Homemade Coconut Yogurt Turned Yellow on Top Overnight

I'm making my first little foray into the wonderful world of cultured food making, and have been trying my hand at Coconut Yogurt (this is attempt #4). I have a crock pot that I fill with water, plug ...
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Device to squeeze last yogurt out of carton

When you have a viscous liquid like yogurt in a tetra pak carton it is difficult to get the last of it out. What is the name of press which can be used to flatten the carton and squeeze out the full ...
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Should I refrigerate homemade yogurt before making Greek yogurt?

I have a yogurt maker and a so-called Greek yogurt maker; the latter is basically a fancy strainer. Both gadgets are from Euro Cuisine. My process for making yogurt is as follows: Scald milk at about ...
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How do I prevent curd from getting sour?

I usually take homemade curd in lunchbox to work. Since there is almost 4-5 hours gap between the lunch break and time when I get my lunch packed. I don't have refrigerator or any cool medium to store ...
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Can I use live yoghurt to kick-start fermentation?

I am making a type of fermented sausage from the Faroe Islands. The recipe says to keep them above 20 degrees (Celsius) for the first 12 hours, to make sure the lactobacilli multiply enough to ...
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How can I preserve yogurt for at least 2 weeks without preservatives?

How can I preserve a creamy yogurt for at least two weeks without using any preservatives?
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