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Yoghurt Maker

  • 05-05-2023 10:42pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭

    Anyone use or know of a high capacity (1.8/2L or higher) yoghurt maker with a thermostat? Need to ferment at a certain temperature for a specific diet.

    I can't find any apart from one on Amazon with poor reviews.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,898 ✭✭✭squonk

    I made yogurt in my instant pot. An instant pot might be overkill or overpriced for what you want but they’re handy and the cheaper smallest cheapest model will do. They all make yogurt. Smallest is 3L I think. Would easily accommodate your needs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭Heighway61

    Thanks. I've used this for years:

    Apparently now, or maybe always, it's running too hot for the probiotic.

    I'll have a look at the instant pots. They seem to have temperature gauges.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭Heighway61

    Which model do you use? Can it be set for 100-110F / 38-43 C?

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,898 ✭✭✭squonk

    I think the one I made yogurt in was the IP Duo. They don’t do temperatures explicitly. There is a yogurt program that scald tge milk I think then later lets it hover around the 40°C mark. It’s a few years since I tried it but I was happy with the results all the same.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 vernonwells

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 2,585 Mod ✭✭✭✭Mystery Egg

    Could I get your instant pot recipe and method for making yogurt please?

  • Registered Users Posts: 14 StudentforLife

    @Mystery Egg I'm not the poster you quoted but I've been using my instant pot to make yoghurt for 4 years.

    It has a yoghurt setting so I put 2/3 litres of milk in, lid on and then press yoghurt a few times until the boil option comes up. It boils in about 20 minutes

    I take the lid off and let it cool to between 37-42 degrees then I skim the top and discard then take a cup of the milk out and mix either dried yoghurt culture or a live natural yoghurt with a mix of cultures and no bifidis with the cup of milk before adding back to the instant pot

    Press yoghurt again and set temperature to low and choose 24 hours, I do this to reduce the lactose in it. You could set it to less hours and still have natural yoghurt.

    When it is ready I take some out to have more liquid yoghurt for cooking and drip the rest using a muslin cloth to get it to a thicker consistency like Greek yoghurt.

    I use kilner jars to store in the fridge and lasts roughly two weeks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭Heighway61

    That was more or less my method for years except using the Yogurmet machine above. I tested the temperature last week and it was 60c, far too warm for the probiotic. What model of maker do you use?

  • Registered Users Posts: 14 StudentforLife

    @Heighway61 I use an Instant Pot.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,969 ✭✭✭Heighway61

    I'll look for something with a temperature guage. Need an accurate temperature. Not sure if I can trust a manufacturer claim.

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