Mixed Berry Yogurt
Mixed Berry Yogurt Healthy Summer recipe
½ gallon milk (whole, 2%, 1% or fat free)
2 tbsp yogurt “Starter” (yogurt made w/milk & live/active cultures only)
1 cup mixed berries
When making yogurt in your Express Crock, first make sure your pot is cold or cool. You will need a thermometer for the cooking process. YOGURT function does not operate under pressure. More time = more tangy, less time = less tangy.
Great, healthy summer treat
Pour milk into the Cooking Pot. Press YOGURT, set temperature
to HIGH. Make sure the Steam Release Valve is in the "Release"
(open) position, and press START/STOP. Whisk frequently. When
cooking cycle ends, check that milk has reached 180°F. Use oven
mitts to remove Cooking Pot and place in kitchen sink full of cold
water, not allowing water into the Cooking Pot. Cool milk down to
95-105 degrees, whisking often. Do not add the yogurt starter to
the hot milk, as it will kill the bacterial cultures.
Scoop some milk into a separate bowl and stir in yogurt starter.
Add this mix to the Cooking Pot and stir until the mixture reaches
a uniform consistency. Place Cooking Pot back into the Heating
Base. Secure the lid. Make sure Steam Release Valve is in the
“Release” (open) position. Press YOGURT, set temperature to LOW,
and set time to 8-12 hours. Press START/STOP. After 8 hours, taste
test periodically until desired taste is achieved.
Once the yogurt has reached the desired taste, press START/STOP,
remove the Cooking Pot, cover with aluminum foil, and place it
on a trivet in the fridge to stop the incubating process and allow
to sit there for at least 8 hours. The yogurt should thicken slightly
as it sits. Plain yogurt is done. Add mixed berries and serve.