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Using your YOGOTHERM INCUBATOR

Regular consumption of fermented dairy products such as yogurt has various health benefits. Making delicious, homemade yogurt takes just a few hours with the Yogotherm Yogurt Incubator. It's fun, healthy and economical, but may take a little practice to get it "just right." Following are instructions for making plain yogurt, sour cream and buttermilk. The Yogotherm Incubator will hold 2 liters (about 2 quarts) maximum.

Making plain yogurt

You will need: Yogotherm Incubator Dairy thermometer Packet of yogurt starter culture (0.33 oz.) 2 liters (about 2 quarts) milk ­ can use cow, goat, soy, homogenized, pasteurized, raw, powdered or canned 1. In a large saucepan, heat milk to 180° F (82° C). Prop the dairy thermometer in the pan to measure heat accurately. 2. Remove milk from heat and allow it to cool down to 105-115° F (40-46° C). 3. Add starter culture to milk and mix well. 4. Pour mixture into incubator and replace inner and outer lids. 5. Allow mixture to incubate 4-5 hours. The Yogotherm Incubator retains warmth evenly for hours thanks to its polystyrene insulation. Just let it sit on your countertop and do its work. It's best to avoid bumping, moving or otherwise disturbing the incubator as this may affect the fermentation process. 6. After 4-5 hours, check the consistency of the yogurt. It should be similar to store-bought yogurt, i.e. smooth and slightly firm, but not runny. You can experiment with using a little more or less milk to achieve desired consistency. If yogurt is too runny after 5 hours, replace lids and let sit for another 1-2 hours until it thickens. (As far as taste goes, the longer the yogurt incubates, the tarter it will be.) Do not incubate more than 7-8 hours as mold may result. 7. Refrigerate yogurt in tightly sealed, plastic or glass containers. If properly fermented, the yogurt should keep for up to 10 days in the refrigerator. 8. The interior container of the incubator may be hand-washed; it is also dishwasher safe. Enjoy your homemade yogurt with fresh, dried or canned fruit, granola, jam or jelly, maple syrup or whatever strikes your fancy! Yogurt may need to be stirred before serving if the whey has separated. Plain yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream in many recipes. Or, mix equal amounts of yogurt and mayonnaise to make a reduced-fat mayonnaise (use as you would regular mayo). Variations: For flavored yogurt, lemon, vanilla or almond extract or other flavorings may be added after you mix in the starter culture (before pouring the mixture in the incubator). Also, you can experiment with using a few tablespoons of plain yogurt as a starter for future batches (this may take a bit of practice).

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Making sour cream

You will need: Yogotherm Incubator Dairy Thermometer Packet of Sour Cream Starter Culture 1 quart pasteurized light cream or half & half 1. In saucepan, heat cream to about 86° F. (Use dairy thermometer to measure heat.) 2. Add the starter culture to the heated cream and mix well. 3. Cool mixture to room temperature, then pour into the Yogotherm incubator and cover. 4. Allow to set, undisturbed, for several hours, checking consistency occasionally after a few hours. Consistency should be slightly firm, not runny. Do not let set for more than 12 hours. 5. Refrigerate at least 24 hours before using.

Making Buttermilk

You will need: Yogotherm Incubator Dairy Thermometer Packet of Buttermilk Starter Culture 1 quart pasteurized milk 1. Heat milk in a saucepan to 72° F. (Use dairy thermometer to measure heat.) 2. Add the starter culture to the heated milk and stir well. 3. Pour mixture into the Yogotherm incubator and cover. 4. Let mixture set at 72° F for 12-24 hours or until thickened. As with any incubation, it's best not to disturb the Yogotherm during this time. 5. Refrigerate and enjoy.

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