10/7/13

How to Make Yogurt Whips Like Yoplait!

Move over Yoplait, I have something healthier!  Sometimes, making your own food and kicking processed food to the curb can be disappointing. I have had many, many fails, but every once in awhile, one turns out just right. Such was the case with my home made yogurt whips. Although, I admit, I did this quite by accident!

 
I made my yogurt as usual.  I do not use a yogurt maker. If you have an oven and a mason jar you are good to go. A goat or cow helps too, but is not absolutely necessary.  Just turn on the oven and heat it to 100ish. Then turn the oven off and the light on. Pour the yogurt mix into mason jars and incubate 7-10 hours. Super easy and cheap.

The raw yogurt comes out of the oven really runny. But the gelatin and a fridge solve that problem very quickly. I add my sweetener and vanilla while the yogurt is still warm, and give the jar a good shake. Then I stick it in the fridge to gel. My favorite way to eat yogurt is to add whatever fruit I have and blend it all up in the blender. Then I drink it. No spoon necessary. Last time, I made too much, so I put it back in the fridge. It then gelled again. But this time the consistency was completely different. Delicious, light and airy and well...whipped! So that's how they do it!

 
A protein packed, gut pleasing fun twist to yogurt without artificial sweeteners, colors, or taste. I love it when my accidents turn into success!

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24 comments:

  1. And you don't have to pay extra for the air that's whipped in. :) Thanks for the how-to.

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  2. Great idea! We shared this with our FB readers at homesteadlady.com.

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  3. I bought my yogurt stater culture, but must admit I'm a little scared. I have heard that making yogurt is a science, and the first attempt usually fails ekk. Glad yous turned out good, sure looks good.

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    1. I get it just right about 75 percent of the time. But you can always drink it if it does not set up.

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  4. I have been thinking about making my own yogurt for months. You've made it sound so simple! Thanks for sharing this on Tuesday Greens!

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    1. It really is simple, just have to remember to get it in the oven!

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  5. So cool that you make your own yogurt - I'm always looking for healthy and thrifty ideas like this! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. I've never even heard of whipped yoghurt before - what an amazing idea! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-13

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  7. You make it sound so easy! Gonna check out your yogurt recipe. :)

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  8. Love it when you end up with a happy accident! :) Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Real!

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  9. Never even imaged to make my own yogurt! Boy do I appreciate daring, creatives who are willing to try new things in the kitchen!

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  10. I haven't seen the Yoplait ones yet. Thanks for sharing this recipe on Tuesday Greens!

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  11. Thanks so much for linking up with us on Tips and Tricks Tuesday! Your post will be featured tonight as one of the top three clicked!

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  12. My granddaughter loves the whipped yogurts, now I can make it for her. She'll love it, and I'll be happy she's not getting the artificial sweeteners and colors. Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop, I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.

    Kathi @ http://www.oakhillhomestead.com

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  13. Mine wouldn't rethicken so I added some chia seeds. Tasty probiotic/omega-3
    snack

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  14. Do you have a recipe for how much gelatin to add? Do you use unflavored gelatin? Whip it or just shake jar? My other question is if I add mexican vanilla to yogurt does the alcohol kill the active cultures? Thanks!

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  15. sorry, the link to the original recipe was not working. It is here: http://www.mylampisfull.net/2013/06/yogurt-keeping-it-raw.html. All vanilla has alcohol, so I suppose Mexican would work as well. Worth a try cuz it is yummy!

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  16. I have been looking for a yogurt whips recipe forever; yours is actually the only one I've found that says it tastes just like Yoplait Whips. Can't wait to try it! I do not make my own yoghurt (looking for a source of raw milk in Charlotte), so how would I incorporate the 2.5 tsp. unflavored gelatin into store bought yoghurt that is already refrigerated? Would I heat it all (or a portion) of it up just enough to dissolve the gelatin and put it back in the refrig til it re-gels as whipped? Thanks so much for this recipe! Lili in Charlotte NC

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