Soy yogurt and other musings

Three days until NHVegFest and I’ll be able to sleep again. There are so many details and people to take care of that I find myself waking up early worrying over some detail of the event. The clock is ticking and there are a lot of things I still have to do. There is my own personal Arbonne business that I’d like to support. I’m not sure that I’ll be able to swing a booth this year. It’s too much. My husband understands, my upline does not. She has an idea so I’m waiting to hear what she has to say.

How to make soy yogurt.

I’ve always loved the taste of homemade yogurt. I also dislike throwing all that plastic away from store bought yogurt. I do try to recycle but let’s face it, plastic isn’t widely recycled even when placed in the recycling bin. Buying yogurt is so wasteful and expensive. So with a little investment of an Instapot, i learned how to make yogurt which is crazy easy to make. I also like to know what’s in the food I’m eating,

An Instapot is an appliance that is part pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice maker, and yogurt maker. You can get them at a lot of places, even Amazon–although I hope you don’t buy from Amazon (they are the new Walmart if you ask me).

The pots come in a variety of sizes. You need at least a quart size for this recipe. After many attempts and successful methods, I now use this method which is simple and is a “no fail.”

Purchase a plain soy yogurt or a yogurt starter for non dairy milks. I purchase my yogurt starter at the local coop. Amazon and Whole Foods also carry yogurt starters. The eden soy makes the best and most consistent yogurt. Pour the milk into the pot and stir in the starter, or 1/4 cup of yogurt.

Give it a good stir and close the cover, set the lid to sealing and set the time. Use the yogurt settings and then the plus sign to the desired cooking time. The longer you cook it, the more tart it becomes. I believe you can go up to 12 hours. I like 10.5 my husband finds it too tart but he doesn’t normally eat it-plus it gives him an excuse to add maple syrup to it.

After you’ve entered your time, the machine will beep and set the time to zero. It counts time up to the desired time. Just leave it until your time is up. It will keep the yogurt warm until you open the lid. I often make yogurt overnight, or when I’m at work.

It’s delicious.

You can make yogurt with milk that isn’t in the sealed package. It’s a little more work as you have to bring it to boil (there is a boil function on the Instapot that’s tied into the yogurt function). Once boiled, you have to cool it down to 112, add the starter and put it back in the machine for 8-12 hours. Whatever time setting you like best.

Soy yogurt.

  • 1 package of starter for non dairy milk, or 1/4 plain yogurt.
  • 1 package eden soy milk
  • Put in Instapot, stir. Cover pot, set to sealing. Choose yogurt button and add desired time. Wait for the beeps and walk away.
  • When the time is up, you can enjoy perfect yogurt.

3 thoughts on “Soy yogurt and other musings

  1. Your yoghurt machine looks amazing. We have something a bit like it – a slow cooker and pressure cooker combined, but I don’t think it does yoghurt!

    And I love your seed photo 😉

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