Homemade yogurt is a delicious and wholesome addition to any diet. Yogurt is packed with calcium and other nutrients and relatively low in calories, and you can use it in your favorite recipes as a substitute for such ingredients as sour cream and mayonnaise. With the Salton Cosmopolitan Yogurt Maker, you can make all sorts of different organic yogurt. Plus, by serving and storing your homemade yogurt in the reusable containers, you will reduce the packaging waste associated with store-bought varieties.
Things You'll Need
In a two-quart saucepan, bring the milk to a boil over medium to low heat. Once it starts to boil, remove saucepan from heat to cool the milk.
Insert the Salton spoon thermometer into the cooling milk. When the milk reaches the “Add Starter” level on the thermometer, mix in the yogurt starter and stir well.
Fill the glass yogurt containers. Pour the yogurt mixture into the five glass containers included with your Salton Cosmopolitan Yogurt Maker and securely attach the lids. Place the jars in the Yogurt Maker and set the timer for 10 hours.
Cool the homemade yogurt. Remove the glass containers from the Salton Cosmopolitan Yogurt Maker and store in the refrigerator for three to four hours before serving.
Add flavorings. Flavors and sweeteners can be added to homemade yogurt after it has cooled. Some common favorites include syrups, honey, coffee, fresh fruit or jam, and spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.
Before adding flavoring, remember to save one heaping tablespoon of your homemade yogurt to use as a starter for next time. After making several batches of homemade yogurt, you may find that the consistency begins to change. When this happens, use a fresh package of dried yogurt culture or a heaping tablespoon of store-bought plain yogurt as the starter for your next batch.
The Salton Yogurt Maker containers and spoon thermometer can be washed in the dishwasher, but the lids and the unit cover should be hand-washed. Do not immerse the Salton Yogurt Maker unit in water. Clean it with a mild detergent and a damp cloth.