What is yogurt?
I think many people like me like drinking yogurt every day, but do you know what yogurt is or what yogurt is made from? In fact, yogurt is a fermented milk product much like sour cream or crème fraiche, but it contains less fat. It is produced by bacterial fermentation of milk which can be soy milk, nut milks or mammal milks like cow’s milk, goat’s milk etc. The bacteria used is called “yogurt cultures” which can ferments and coagulates to make the milk thicken, giving the milk its texture and its characteristic tang.
How to make it?
If you ask me why we should drink yogurt every day, I will tell you the truth. In fact, yogurt is really a nice food which is famous for these healthy properties. You can easily but it, but I highly recommend you to make it at home, because homemade yogurt can preserve all the fiber, protein and probiotic bacterial cultures which are helpful for your digestive health. You can control the whole process without adding any preservative and filler which are found in grocery store brands. The whole process is easy and the only equipment is a yogurt maker to keep the temperature at about 45 centigrades. This can make the added bacterial culture ferment fully. After 4 to 7 hours, you can get your homemade yogurt.
I have done a lot of research and the following best yogurt makers on this list can help you make yogurt at home easily and conveniently. They are chosen by many factors considered, like the ease of use, efficiency, the latest technology, prices, ratings and customer reviews. Choose one of them and you can get the latest features right at your fingertips.
Best Yogurt Maker
Euro Cuisine Girmi YM80
This Euro Cuisine Girmi YM80 is a compact unit but also can allow you to choose your style of yogurt. You can control the fat content, sweetness and even the thickness of the concoction. It is easy to use and it only takes 6 to 10 hours to ferment yogurt cultures. Other models may need up to 24 hours. It is also equipped with a timer and an indicator to make you know the progress of the fermentation. You can once make 42 ounces of yogurt, because it comes with 7 6-onces jars with lids. As one of the most popular and top rated models, you have enough reasons to choose it.
If you need a high end yogurt maker, you can choose this Cuisinart CYM-100. Although the price is a little higher than other models, it has a unique built-in cooling system that is designed to automatically chill your yogurt to the ideal serving temperature after the fermentation process. This design is very convenient, because you can make much yogurt at one time and store it in your refrigerator. In hot summer, you may like to drink cold yogurt. It is also very easy to use and the time control allows you to set the recommended fermenting time according to recipe. You can make 50 ounces at once.
Dash Greek Yogurt Maker
This model comes in many colors, and meanwhile it is very easy to use. You need to add 2 ingredients, and then set the digital timer and wait. The price is also reasonable and as a durable product, it can work for you for many years. I especially like its color themes.
This Tribest YL-210 has a built-in delay timer, which permits you to make yogurt while you are sleeping. In the morning, you can drink the yogurt made automatically. This is perfect for your busy lifestyle and you can sleep later in the morning. Also it is easy to clean and use. The machine also features a reliable time indicator dial to remind you when the maker was started. As one of the highest rated ones, you can rely on this. What’s more, the manufacturer offers a 5-year warranty.
Total Chef Yogurt Maker, TCYM-07
This model is a versatile unit you can choose. It allows making 7 different flavors at once. It is perfect for busy schedules. It is compact and easy to use. What’s more, it comes with a recipe booklet, six yogurt jars with lids. If you haven’t made yogurt, this maker is cheap and a good start.
Here, I have also collected some recipes.