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Flavoring Yogurt
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:55:23 AM »
Looking for suggestions/methods for flavoring yogurt. I am using fresh from the farm, whole cows milk, heating to 180 - 185 f for 30 minutes, cool to 112 - 115 f, add culture, incubate for 7-8 hrs. I am using dairy connection ABY-2C and ABY-653, both come out great with good texture and body but very tangy. I like sweet yogurt. I have tried sweetened strawberries but by the time I add enough to take the tanginess away all you taste is the berries and no yogurt. I would be grateful for your suggestions. Thanks, Jack.

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Re: Flavoring Yogurt
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 09:16:00 AM »
Hi Jack,  Have you considered using stevia, either plain or naturally flavored, to sweeten the yogurt?  Or maybe it's time to find a yogurt culture supplier that has different strains of cultures?  Or let it culture a shorter time?  If you want sweet it's probably going to involve lessening the tanginess rather than covering it up but I don't have enough experience to help you out.  I make kefir rather than yogurt because it's easier and I'm lazy/too busy for the fussing with yogurt. 

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Re: Flavoring Yogurt
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2013, 10:08:20 AM »
I use Agave Nectar.
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Re: Flavoring Yogurt
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 01:17:55 PM »
I use along with yogurt culture a messo culture (probat 222 or FD).  Gets thick without the need to go really low on the pH.
I use individual 250ml glass jars, pour the whey on top, cool in the fridge to cool. afterwhich you can sweeten, add fruit and what not...
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Re: Flavoring Yogurt
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2013, 05:59:39 PM »
Thank you for your suggestions. I am going to try a shorter incubation period and also a little FD. I haven't tried Agave Nectar before but am assuming its similar to honey.  :)