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Updated on November 26, 2015
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Find the Best Yogurt Maker for Home Use

Do you love yogurt? Making your own yogurt is the next step if you eat a lot of yogurt in your family. As you are aware there are many yogurt makers to choose from. This can be a challenge to pick the best yogurt maker for your home needs.

I want to share with you the best yogurt makers that you can buy today to make delicious yogurt the easy way. Making yogurt at home is amazingly simple and economical. I make a batch of yogurt each week for a fraction of the cost of buying commerically processed yogurt. I also found that I save on calories but not needing to add extra sugar or sweetners to my homemade yogurt. It doesn't need it!

When selecting the best yogurt maker for yourself or as a gift, keep in mind the features it offers, price for those on a budget and warranty offers from the manufacturer. There are several other great yogurt makers that made my list here, so I am confident you will find one that suits your needs perfectly.

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Aroma Housewares AYM-606 8-Cup Digital Yogurt Maker
Aroma Housewares AYM-606 8-Cup Digital Yogurt Maker

My favorite yogurt maker that comes with easy directions and a digital timer for perfect yogurt every time.

 

The Best Yogurt Maker by Aroma

The most delicious homemade yogurt I have ever made!

I love yogurt so much that I received an Aroma 8 Cup Digital Yogurt Maker for my birthday. This yogurt maker is so easy to use that I recommend anyone who loves yogurt to seriously think about making your own yogurt at home. You will save so much money by making yogurt at home and flavoring it yourself with fresh ingredients.

I reviewed many different yogurt makers before I put this Aroma Yogurt Maker on my wish list. It is simple to use and has 8 six ounce plastic jars with lids which is perfect for me since I take a yogurt each day to work for my morning snack. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about tackling making yogurt at home, but it is as easy as everyone says.

The items needed to make yogurt are very simple. For tools I use:

  • 2 cup measuring cup
  • large saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • wire whisk
  • candy thermometer

I put the recipe that comes with the Aroma Yogurt Maker in this lens since it is so easy to use and so delicious to eat. I just can't rave enough about how simple using this appliance is to use and how delicious the yogurt turns out. It is not sour at all; therefore, I do not need to add any sweetener to this homemade yogurt which I think is so much more healthier for us than the commercial yogurts at the store.

I hope you will give making yogurt at home a try. It only costs pennies and the taste is so great you just can't go back to buying yogurt at the store.

Easy Plain Yogurt Recipe by Aroma

yogurt
yogurt

There is a little prep time involved in making homemade yogurt. Heating the milk takes the longest! The maker does the rest!

This yogurt recipe is plain but oh so creamy! I add fresh blueberries, strawberries and sometimes peaches to my yogurt to flavor. Be creative with your favorite flavorings.

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 8 hours
  • Ready in: 8 hours 30 min
  • Yields: 8

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups Milk (I use 2%)
  • 2 T Powered Milk
  • 3 T Plain Yogurt (for starter)

Instructions

  1. Heat the milk with the powder milk in the large saucepan to 180 degrees, stirring it all the time it is heating. That is so you don't burn the bottom of the pan; burnt milk tastes horrible and would ruin the whole batch of yogurt.
  2. Once the milk reaches the 180 degrees, remove it from the stove and cool in the refrigerator to 115 degrees.
  3. Take 2 tsp of cold milk and add to the plain yogurt, then add this to the cooled milk and mix well so there are no lumps.
  4. Pour this milk into the yogurt maker jars that are sitting in the yogurt maker. Fill each jar 3/4 the way to the top. Place the yogurt maker's clear lid over all the jars and power on the machine. Select 9 hours on the digital timer and let it incubate. The indicator light will flash red at the end telling you the yogurt is done.
  5. Take the jars of yogurt, cover them with the tight lids and place in the refrigerator to cool. Enjoy your homemade yogurt!
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Find a Best Selling Yogurt Maker

It is important to search and find a best selling yogurt maker that fits your needs. There are several best selling brands to consider such as the Euro Cuisine, Aroma and Yogourmet.

Once you make yogurt at home with an electric yogurt maker, then you will never want to buy commercially packaged yogurt again. The best selling yogurt machine by Euro Cuisine is also easy to use and makes creamy yogurt without too much trouble. It comes with plastic cups and lids for storage.

Which yogurt machine you select is a matter of preference. I am only mentioning the makers that I reviewed prior to my receiving my yogurt maker as a gift. If you consider putting a yogurt maker on a wish list as I did, then research the one you prefer and be specific to your gift buyers because there are so many choices!

A yogurt maker is a great gift idea for someone who loves yogurt and is not afraid to experiment in the kitchen.


Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker
Euro Cuisine YM80 Yogurt Maker

This is one of the best selling yogurt makers on the market today. This was my second choice after the Aroma brand that I ended up getting.

 

What is a good yogurt machine for large quantities?

This Yogourmet Brand Makes 2 quarts of yogurt in 4 1/2 hours

If you don't want to mess with little jars that come with so many yogurt makers, then consider this Yogourmet Electric Yogurt Maker that makes a 2 quart batch in one container. This is a great way to make a lot of yogurt in one large amount.

This yogurt maker uses an water-bath method to incubate the yogurt. This unique process guarantees an even cooking process for your yogurt. You still do need to pre-heat the milk and choose the best starter that you like. The process with this yogurt maker can take up 24 hours which is due in part by the large volume of yogurt in the 2 quart container.

This yogurt maker by Yogourmet includes an outer liner, inner liner, thermometer, cotton bag to use to make yogurt cheese and a recipe booklet with lots of recipe ideas. If you eat a lot of yogurt, then this 2 quart yogurt maker will be the right choice for you.

Find the best inexpensive yogurt machine here!

A Deni Yogurt Maker is Inexpensive, Easy to Use and Compact for Small Spaces

A great yogurt maker for someone who lives in a small apartment, dorm room or recreational vehicle is the Deni 1 Quart Electric Yogurt Maker. It is compact and still produces 36 ounces of fresh yogurt in about 6 hours. So easy to use, this is a great yogurt maker for a college student who doesn't have much time to spend making yogurt or cooking for that matter. He or she can make yogurt over the weekend and then have a yogurt ready to go each day when they are rushing to class.

This yogurt maker is so reasonable and still comes with a digital countdown timer and buzzer that alerts you to when your yogurt is done. The six plastic yogurt cups have tight lids for storage. If this important, the parts are dishwasher safe for easy clean up. As mentioned, this is a small yogurt maker that is easy to store and does not take up too much counter space. It is a great gift idea for someone who loves yogurt. Once you make yogurt at home and find out how easy it is to make, you will never want to buy commercially packaged yogurt any longer.

Deni 5600 1-Quart Electric Yogurt Maker
Deni 5600 1-Quart Electric Yogurt Maker

If I needed a small machine for a gift, this is the one I would choose! It is perfect for a single person who loves yogurt.

 
Yogurt Cake
Yogurt Cake

Yoghurt Cake Recipe

Moist and Lemony Cake

This yogurt cake recipe was given to me by my best friend, Laurie from Canada. We have been best friends since we were 8 years old! We both had just moved to California, me from New Jersey and Laurie from Canada, so we quickly became friends.

This recipe has been in her family and she is kind enough to share it with us. It is perfect for using some of your homemade yogurt.

  • Prep time: 25 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 5 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 13 x 9 pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup margerine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • For Syrup:
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Few Drops of Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Melt the margarine in a small saucepan on the stove or in a small bowl in microwave, set aside to cool. Place in mixing bowl.
  2. Add sugar to margarine in mixing bowl and cream well. Slightly beat eggs and mix into bowl. Stir in yoghurt. Combine soda and milk in small bowl then add to mixture. Blend in flour and baking powder.
  3. Pour batter into greased 13" x 9" pan and bake in 325 degree oven for about 1 hour.
  4. While cake is baking, make the syrup: Mix water and sugar in sauce pan. Bring to a boil on the stove and reduce to simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add a few drops of lemon juice to flavor and set syrup aside to cool.
  5. Remove cake from oven when cake tester comes out clean and cut into diamonds. Spoon cooled syrup over hot cake. Enjoy!
The Book Of Yogurt
The Book Of Yogurt

I love this book. It is simple and easy to follow. Find more great recipes for yogurt and other ideas of cooking with your homemade yogurt.

 

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      Nancy Johnson 4 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      @JackNorbridge: I hear you, but oh how delicious homemade yogurt is! So worth the effort and cost.

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      JackNorbridge 4 years ago

      We make a lot of yogurt. I really want to make yogurt out of raw milk, but it's so expensive! What I need is a cow for fresh milk.