nutritional information

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 159
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 47 mg
  • Sodium: 54 mg
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 3 g

Creamy Old-Fashioned Yogurt

Serves 8

Full-fat yogurts are gaining popularity with foodies in search of extra-creamy, dessert-worthy taste. Serve with fresh fruit, fruit preserves, or maple syrup.
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups light or heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup instant skim milk powder, optional
  • ¼ cup organic live-culture plain yogurt or 5 g freeze-dried yogurt culture

1. Heat milk and cream to scalding point (170°F; 77°C) in saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk in skim milk powder, if using. Remove from heat, and let cool 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until milk temperature reaches 110° to 120°F (44° to 49°C) on instant-read thermometer, stirring once or twice.

2. Whisk together yogurt and 1/2 cup milk mixture in bowl. Whisk yogurt mixture into remaining milk. Pour into clean container(s), secure lid(s), and place in yogurt maker. Set timer for 8 to 10 hours. Check 1 container after 8 hours; if yogurt has reached desired tartness and texture, remove cups from yogurt maker, and refrigerate. If not, replace test cup, and continue to ferment 1 to 2 hours more. Chill completely before serving.

April/May 2011 p.48

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