I have been working in what feels like a research and development department of a yogurt company. Over the past two weeks I have had a blast experimenting with different methods to improve the quality of my homemade yogurt.
My goal : To create a yoplait-like yogurt that is creamy, thick, with dessert qualities without the huge amounts of sugar. And ladies and gentlemen I have done it! I have created strawberry yogurt perfection right here in my kitchen, without the chemicals, preservatives, or cost. And I’m loving it. And after all this work I would like to share my recipe with you!
Easy Homemade Strawberry Yogurt Recipe
Make or buy your plain yogurt. If you need a recipe on making yogurt you can click to my post on Homemade Yogurt. Or if you want to skip the whole making yogurt part you could pick up some plain yogurt at the store and follow the recipe below to make it a delicious strawberry flavor.
Now that you have your strawberry syrup add 1/4 cup of syrup into a pint of plain yogurt with a mixer. (Add more or less depending on your sweet tooth!)
***If you are adding this to your homemade yogurt make sure you strain out the whey to compensate for adding more liquid into the mix. This will ensure a creamy yoplait like yogurt. I usually get 1 cup of whey out of 4 cups of milk. The syrup should also be added while the yogurt is still warm before it sets!
*** If you are adding this to store-bought plain yogurt I would use a mixer and let it set overnight. But I’m guessing it will also work to add it right before it’s served.
If you attempt this goodness, please let me know how it turns out! I’d love to know.