Fruit yogurt is fun to make and a delicious way to save and be healthy! It’s basically the same as the plain Easy, Fail-Proof Yogurt and Sweetened Vanilla Yogurt recipes with an extra step and possibly slightly longer incubation period. The extra steps are indicated in bold below.
Although the overall process of making yogurt takes at least half a day, the hands-on involvement is only about 20 minutes. I usually work on it while doing another kitchen project. I also like to make it in the morning and let it incubate all day or make it while I’m making dinner and let it incubate over night.
If you like to maximize your grocery savings, you’ll love this. With yogurt going for $4-7 a quart, making your own gives you huge savings! Recently, milk was on sale here for $1/half gallon, the individual cups of Stoneyfield were $1, and though I keep powdered milk on hand, it shouldn’t be more than $1-2 for 2 cups. Berry prices will vary. For$2-4, I can make 5 quarts of yogurt (vanilla and blueberry) or 40-80 cents a quart–less if you use starter from yogurt you’ve made previously. That’s a HUGE SAVINGS! Woo-hoo! AND the flavors are very limited in the quart size. Not anymore! Not for you!
There are several variations to this recipe(see below) and you can easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and/or variations with no more time investment than the original recipe.
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