Five Ways to Flavor Homemade Yogurt

 

Yogurt is a delicious way to boost probiotic intake. It can be a meal by itself, or it can be a topping, side, or even an ingredient. Here are five ways to enhance the creamy flavor of yogurt.

Sweeten it up!

  1. Add a spoonful of jam or fresh fruit to replicate popular commercial yogurts. Start with 1 tablespoon per cup and adjust to taste.
    • Cut up, mashed, or pureed fruit or fruit juice
    • Jam, Jelly or marmalade
    • Lemon curd
  2. Add Sugar, honey, maple syrup or any other sweetener to taste.
  3. Flavor extracts. Add 2-3 drops of extract per cup of yogurt and adjust to taste.
    • Vanilla
    • Lemon
    • Peppermint
    • Root beer
    • Coffee flavoring syrups expand the flavoring possibilities and can be used as well.

 

Go Savory!

  1. Herbs. Adding herbs to yogurt is an easy way to make an instant salad dressing, meat topping or vegetable dip. Combinations to try are
    • Lemon and dill (for fish)
    • Oregano and tomato (toss in a pasta salad)
    • Basil and parmesan (serve with fresh or roasted summer vegetables)
    • Salt and pepper (use plain or with cucumbers)
    • Herbs de Provence (brighten up leftovers)
    • Thyme and sage (perfect accompaniment to roast chicken)
  2. Chutney, salsas, and cultured vegetables. Adding yogurt to spicy or strong cultures can tone down the heat and add a creamy base. Yogurt has been used traditionally with spicy foods to cool them off and open up the flavors.

 

Ready to Go Beyond Basic Flavoring?



                                                
 SB  
Flavored Homemade Yogurt


Related Articles & Recipes

 

Related Products

Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Yogurt Starters
Greek Yogurt Maker
Greek Yogurt Maker
Organic Herbs de Provence
Organic Herbs de Provence

Free eBook Library Access & Weekly Newsletter


Sign up today for free access to our entire library of easy to follow eBooks on creating cultured foods at home, including Lacto-Fermentation, Kombucha, Kefir, Yogurt, Sourdough, and Cheesemaking.
  • Library of eBooks for making your own cultured foods
  • Weekly newsletter filled with tips & tricks
  • Expert advice articles, recipes, and how-to videos
  • Join 150,000+ other health-conscious readers
  • We never share your information!
first name last name email address