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Homemade yogurt--is it worth it?

The Dairy Queen | Nov 3, 2005 08:26 AM

I recently acquired a yogurt maker and have made a several batches. I was hoping that I'd be blown away, that my homemade yogurt would just be so much tastier than what I find in the grocery stores. I suppose I had a fantasy that it would taste as good as greek yogurt or something (which, if I understand it correctly, is simply yogurt made from really high fat content milk and with the whey strained out), but that I could make it with a lower fat content to be healthier.

It's not a huge amount of effort--you just have to boil the milk, let it cool down, then strain it. But, even though I've experimented with various organic milks (i.e., tried both homogenized and non-homogenized milk, varied the fat content, etc.) and using a high quality yogurt as my starter, I'm not really finding my yogurt to be any more delicious, or any less expensive, than the premium yogurts I can buy in better grocery stores. I saw a reply below in the post about yogurt makers where someone else expressed a similar sentiment and I just wondered if this is a consensus?

Your thoughts? Should I being doing something differently? Using different ingredients?

As always, thank you for sharing your thoughts.


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