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Old 07-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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I just made some homemade crockpot yogurt...during the cooling time (before incubation time) I added 2 tablespoons of vanilla and 1/2 cup of sugar. However, it didn't really taste like vanilla and it was still more tart/tangy than sweet. Has anybody used more vanilla or sugar to theirs? I added it about an hour after I started the cooling time so could it have been too hot and so it messed with the vanilla/sugar?

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Old 07-17-2013, 04:34 AM   #2
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I just made some homemade crockpot yogurt...during the cooling time (before incubation time) I added 2 tablespoons of vanilla and 1/2 cup of sugar. However, it didn't really taste like vanilla and it was still more tart/tangy than sweet. Has anybody used more vanilla or sugar to theirs? I added it about an hour after I started the cooling time so could it have been too hot and so it messed with the vanilla/sugar?
Why not just add vanilla after it cools as you use it? I don't make mine, but I plain unflavored yogurt and flavor/sweeten it as I use it. Some days I want vanilla so i add a splash of vanilla and maple syrup for a little sweetness. Same days I might want strawberry, so then I add some homemade strawberry jam and then I don't need any sugar added. Somedays I want chocolate so I add a little cocoa powder and maple syrup. My kids really like honey and almond/sun butter, or cinnamon and honey/syrup, and with them i use less sweeteners (i dont want them to have to learn to use less sugar like i am having to do with myself). When I have a real bad sweet tooth, I do peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips, its like eating Reese's ice cream.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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I never thought to try those variations. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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Re: homemade yogurt

I failed at my last two yogurt making attempts and I have a yogurt maker. Hopefully I can get back at it successfully. I never thought to try the crockpot!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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Re: homemade yogurt

I've been making mine for about a year and a half now (I use The method from Kitchen Stewardship with a dehydrator rather than a cooler) and I do like a prior person said and just leave it plain and add flavor when I put it in a bowl for my kids (honey, all fruit jelly, maple syrup, fresh berries, etc). I just like it plain and tart but they sometimes like a little flavor
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