5 Surprising Things You Can Sous Vide: Greek Yogurt

Homemade yogurt is surprisingly easy and keeps in the refrigerator for about a month.  It’s a simple as heating milk, adding a starter, cooking the yogurt, then straining. The additional step of straining out as much of the whey as possible will result in a rich and creamy Greek yogurt (skip this step and you have regular yogurt). Keep it plain or add your favorite flavorings, such as jam or honey. For savory versions – which is excellent on baked potatoes or with lamb meatballs – add a blend of freshly chopped herbs, a pinch of salt, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Tip: save at least 3 tablespoons of your finished yogurt to use as a starter for your next batch. 16325645854_6c4d5eeaaa_k  Sous Vide Greek Yogurt
  • 4 servings
  • Set the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 115° F / 46° C
  • 1 quart whole goat’s or cow’s milk, preferably organic
  • 3 tablespoons full fat organic yogurt (with live active cultures) or yogurt starter
  • Additional equipment: cheesecloth, strainer, and a bowl that the strainer can fit on.
16948020105_32870cad36_k Directions
  • In a large saucepan heat milk until it reaches 185° F / 85° C on a digital or candy thermometer.
  • Once the milk has reached temperature, remove from heat and allow to cool to 100°-110° F (39° – 43° C).  To accelerate the cooling process, place jar of yogurt in a bath of cool water with ice. Keep an eye on the thermometer, as you do not want the temperature to fall below 100° F / 39° C.
  • Whisk the room temperature plain yogurt (or starter) with the milk then seal the jar tightly.
  • Place in the water bath and set the time for 24 hours.  Keep an eye on the water level to ensure the jar remains submerged.
  • After 24 hours, remove jar from water.
  • Carefully pour the yogurt into a strainer lined with a double layer of cheesecloth.
  • Place in the refrigerator until much of the whey is drained and the yogurt is thick, at least 4 hours.
  • Spoon into a quart size container or four individual jars (~1 cup each) and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.
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