Making soy yogurt the lazy way
|April 13, 2009||Posted by thefrugalvegan under Food Recipes|
I have been wanting to do this for years and finally bit the bullet yesterday. It was much easier than I expected and I did it the lazy way. Here is what I did:
I combined 4 cups of room temperature (very important!!) soymilk & 1/2 cup soy yogurt (Plain). I whisked it until smooth.
I then poured the mixture in a glass loaf pan (you can use a glass bowl too) and covered it with saran-wrap (plastic wrap).
I placed a heating pad on a table and set it to medium (if you only have low and high, use low). I placed the pan on the heated pad and put a bowl on top to create a kind of dome to retain heat. I left this overnight and voila!!
I stirred the yogurt and poured it into glass containers. I found it a little runny but compared to the commercial stuff though I heard that”s normal. It’s still in the refrigerator now so it might very well thicken up as it cools.
You can add any type of fruit or natural sweetener such as maple sugar or brown rice syrup. I only had vanilla soymilk on hand so I ended up with a vanilla tasting yogurt which I will eat with my homemade cast iron skillet granola in the morning.
Happy yogurt making!
PS: Soy yogurt is apparently a lot easier to make than dairy yogurt. Though remember, sometimes it can fail but don’t worry, if you try it again it will probably work out!
Cost: I obtained the soymilk for $1 and if I calculate what i used in commercial soy yogurt for this recipe, it cost me $1.75 for about 1litre of soy yogurt. It would be cheaper if you made your own soymilk which I also do at times when I don’t find soymilk on sale.