Recipe For Yogurt
~ Make Curd Without Fresh Milk ~


Need a recipe for yogurt that doesn't call for fresh milk?  Use milk powder, evaporated milk and even coconut milk to make yogurt.


Making Yogurt With Milk Powder

Powdered Milk Yogurt

Evaporated Milk Yogurt

Coconut Milk Yogurt













Tips for making yogurt troubleshoots common problems and offers useful advice for culturing milk.

How to make yogurt gives detailed instructions and pictures for making plain curd using fresh milk.



Powdered Milk Yogurt

Milk powder is a lifesaver when you find yourself without fresh milk. 

Makes 4 cups (1 litre)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 litre) warm water
  • 2-1/3 cups (530 ml) instant dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh yogurt starter, from a previous batch or the store or 5 grams dry culture


Directions

1.  Add milk powder to water and mix.  Heat in stainless steel pot to 150° F (66°C). 

2.  Remove from heat. 

3.  Cool milk to 110°-115° F (43°-46° C).

4.  Add fresh yogurt culture to warm milk and stir or sprinkle powdered culture on top of warm milk and let rest about 5 minutes before stirring. 

5.  Pour into glass or ceramic container(s) and cover. 

6.  Place into a warm oven (or your preferred method of incubation) set to 110° F (43° C).

7.  Incubate, without disturbing, for 6-8 hours or until firm.  Gently tip container to check.

8.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

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Evaporated Milk Yogurt

Evaporated milk is rich and creamy and works well culturing yogurt.  Milk powder adds solids and yields a thicker, firmer curd.  This recipe uses both.

Makes approximately 4 cups (1 litre)

Ingredients

  • 1 can (12 oz/370 ml) evaporated milk
  • 2½ cups (625 ml) water
  • 1½ cups (375 ml) instant skim milk powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh yogurt starter, from a previous batch or the store or 5 grams dry culture


Directions

Tip:  Stirring milk powder or culture powder before it's re-hydrated will cause it to form clumps.  The clumps will dissolve as the milk heats.

1.  Combine evaporated milk and water.  Heat in stainless steel pot to 170° F (77°C).  Add milk powder; sprinkle on top of milk and let re-hydrate 5-10 minutes before stirring.  Lower heat to prevent burning.

2.  Remove from heat. 

3.  Cool milk to 110°-115° F (43°-46° C).

4.  Add fresh yogurt culture to warm milk and stir or sprinkle powdered culture on top of warm milk and let rest about 5 minutes before stirring. 

5.  Pour into glass or ceramic container(s) and cover. 

6.  Place into a warm oven (or your preferred method of incubation) set to 110° F (43° C).

7.  Incubate, without disturbing, for 8 hours or until firm.  Gently tip container to check.

8.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe for Evaporated Milk Yogurt taken from "the Yogurt Bible" by Pat Crocker.

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Coconut Milk Yogurt

A non-traditional recipe for yogurt that combines coconut milk and milk powder.  Delicately flavored with maple syrup and coconut... a perfect dessert yogurt or special treat.     

Makes approximately 4 cups (1 litre)

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (each 14 oz/400 ml) coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) instant skim milk powder
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) organic live-culture yogurt, from a previous batch or the store or 5 grams freeze-dried culture


Directions

Tip:  Stirring milk powder or culture powder before it's re-hydrated will cause it to form clumps.  The clumps will dissolve as the milk heats.

1.  Combine coconut milk and coconut.  Heat in stainless steel pot to 170° F (77°C), stirring frequently.  Add milk powder and maple syrup and stir until incorporated. 

2.  Remove from heat. 

3.  Cool milk to 110°-115° F (43°-46° C).

4.  Add fresh yogurt culture to warm milk and stir or sprinkle powdered culture on top of warm milk and let rest about 5 minutes before stirring. 

5.  Pour into glass or ceramic container(s) and cover. 

6.  Place into a warm oven (or your preferred method of incubation) set to 110° F (43° C).

7.  Incubate, without disturbing, for 8 hours or until firm.  Gently tip container to check.

8.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Cultured Coconut Milk "Yogurt" recipe taken from "the Yogurt Bible" by Pat Crocker.


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