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Strawberry Yoghurt - clone of shortcut vanilla yoghurt



2000 g

Strawberry Yoghurt

  • 2 tablespoons raw or refined sugar, (add more or less to taste)
  • 100 grams milk powder
  • 6 tablespoons starter culture, (either reserved from your previous batch or your favourite commercial natural, unsweetened yoghurt)
  • 2 litres Full Cream Long Life milk, (either full cream or lite milk is OK)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla, (essence or paste) - optional
  • 150 g Strawberry Coulis, Recipe in EDC

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. To your TMX bowl, add the sugar & mill 5-10sec/sp9, depending on what type of sugar you're starting with, to create icing suagr.


    2. Add the milk powder, strawberry coulis & culture then pour in milk up to the 2L max mark (you won't fit the entire 2L).   Add the vanilla (optional).


    3. Heat 12mins/37degrees/sp3


    4. While the the milk is heating, boil the kettle then pour an inch of water into your Thermoserver and put the lid on to pre-warm it.


    5. Once the 12mins is up, tip the water out of your server then place it in the middle of a towel or baby blanket somewhere it can sit undisturbed for 5hrs.


    6. Carefully pour the milk mixture into the server then place the lid on & wrap it in the towel.  (I like to place the base upside-down on the top of the towel to stop it coming unwrapped).


    7. Leave your server undisturbed for a min of 5hrs - DO NOT be tempted to open it for a peak as you will let the heat out & it may not set properly!


    8. Once the 5 hours has elapsed, remove the lid and you should find that it has set - check by carefully tilting the server - it shouldn't move.


    9. Pop it in the fridge, lid off, to cool COMPLETELY before serving.  Serve over CADA, with fresh or stewed fruit or with berry coulis stirred thru it.  You may find it needs a stir if you used vanilla paste, to evenly distribute the 'black specs'! If you want to use your server for other things, decant yoghurt into another container to store.


    9. Don't forget to reserve 6Tbs as the starter for your next batch (starter may be frozen if you're going away but thaw in the fridge not the MW or you will kill the culture).



Play around with the amount of sugar - you might start with more & reduce it as your tastebuds get used to a more natural yoghurt instead of highly sweetened commercial yoghurts (which my kids refuse to eat anymore!).


Using Long-life milk instead of fresh means you can skip the intial 90 degree heating for half an hour, the cooling for an hour and the scraping of any skin that has formed on the top!  


You may find that liquid separates from the solids after a day or so.  This is whey and it's very nutritious.  Either stir it thru (but it will make the yoghurt runnier), or drain it off & keep it for milkshakes & muffins.


Yoghurt freezes well in ice-cube trays, perfect for making Berry Frozen Yoghurt (new EDC p155).  If your yoghurt doesn't set for some reason (I have never had any problems with this method), freeze it for smoothies or berry frozen yoghurt as it will still taste like yoghurt, despite not thickening.  Don't throw it away!


For a more *natural* yoghurt, the milk powder may be left out.  However, I find the result is not so thick.  

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  • I highly recommend this

    Submitted by _b_e_v_ on 3. January 2015 - 23:46.

    I highly recommend this recipe! Makes lovely thick yoghurt

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  • Mine didn't set either.

    Submitted by KristieCarson on 21. August 2014 - 20:42.

    Mine didn't set either. Followed recipe to the exact. Any tips? Thanks

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  • I tried this last night and

    Submitted by Super mum on 19. July 2014 - 09:43.

    I tried this last night and it didnt set at all. Was very runny. I strained off heaps of whey. This was after setting undisturbed for 12hrs. i placed a hot water bottle on top, wrapped in a towel and then in the top of our pantry.  any tips?

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  • I just received my Thermomix

    Submitted by athenajewel on 24. May 2014 - 20:48.

    I just received my Thermomix last night and this yoghurt is one of the first things I made. I actually bought a yoghurt maker to put it in and found I had too much, so used the thermoserver for the rest of it. I wrapped it in a towel and put it in my oven with the fan on around 40 degrees for the 5 hours and it set well. The yoghurt maker didn't set it at all, go figure. Will definitely be making this again!!! 

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  • I have never had any luck

    Submitted by MeganK on 2. April 2014 - 19:25.

    I have never had any luck with making yoghurt but this worked perfectly, is really thick and creamy and is quick to make!  Thank you

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  • Ooh!  I have never tried to

    Submitted by kmcgibbon on 10. February 2014 - 14:55.

    Ooh!  I have never tried to flavour it other than vanilla - I shall try this next time I make it!  Thanks for sharing. 

    Independent Thermomix Consultant

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