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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Making Yogurt From Powdered Milk
Thanks to Norma Olson from Lake Hills ward for this post

For this recipe you will need a food thermometer, acidephilus capsules (available in the vitamin section of your store), powdered milk, vanilla, plain yogurt, heating pad, two large towels,
and two quart jars. Scroll to the end of this post for a complete list of ingredients.
Mix up 6 cups of milk, using the proportions your milk requires. You can mix it up the night before and put it in the fridge to give it time to completely blend. Heat this milk to 180 degrees (make sure it is this hot so that your yogurt sets up properly), or to the point it starts to boil. If you heat it in the microwave, you don't have to worry about burning it.
Cool to less than 100 degrees (make sure it is this cool). You can speed the process by putting your container of milk in a sink of cold water.

When cool, break open two capsules of acidophiles and add to milk

Add 1/2 cup plain yogurt.

And 1 tablespoon vanilla and mix well.

Pour mixture into two 1 quart jars. If you have more yogurt mixture than fits into the jars, use it for bread or anything else you normally use milk for. Screw lid on.

Lay a large towel on your counter, put your heating pad on top of the towel.

Fold the towel over top of

heating pad and set the bottles on top. Wrap the towel over the top and secure.
Wrap the second towel around the whole thing and turn your heating pad to medium.
Let sit for 6 hours.

The yogurt will now be set and ready to eat. Place in refrigerator.
To add flavor, take two envelopes of gelatin and add to 1/4 cup or so of fruit juice and let it sit for 10 minutes to soften the gelatin. Heat 3/4 more cups of juice and add the softened gelatin, stirring well. Using a mixing bowl, add (while still hot) to the yogurt, mixing in well. Since the yogurt will be set, use a whisk to mix thoroughly. Add 8 Tablespoons sugar, or to taste. You can use Splenda. You can also add chopped fruit at this point. Return to fridge and let reset. Pour into individual bowls and let set. (Editor's note: If you could taste how good this is, you would be making it right now!)


6 cups reconstituted powdered milk

2 acidophilus capsules

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 tablespoon vanilla

to add flavor:

2 envelops gelatin

1 cup juice with or without chopped fruit

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