Yogurt (DS) Creamy - 5 packets (Y3)
3 Perfect, 1 dud, 1 to go
This is an excellent culture...by far the creamiest and thickest yogurt I've ever prepared. Except for 1 packet that was an absolute dud.
5 hrs incubation and all I had was warm milk...put in another packet and 5 hrs later all was saved.
Still I'm left with mixed feelings on this one..
Firm and tasty yogurt!
I had liked the texture of Y5 - very smooth - but the flavor is very mild. I tried Y3 with a half gallon of cream top low fat milk. Wow! Really tasty. It set up so firm, I used one quart for my weekly yogurt needs and ladelled the other half into a "disposable ricotta mold" basked. 24 hours of draining and I had a lovely formed yogurt cheese. The yogurt has a really nice flavor and custard-like texture.
I miss (DS) tangy yogurt
I will try Y3 and hope that it is as nice as (DS) tangy yogurt. As far as making it, I use a cooler with a baby electric blanket on the bottom (covered with a towel). I keep it in the cooler for 12 or more hours and the outcome is great. Used from fat free to whole milk (purchased at Sam's and Kroger) and things worked flawlessly. I am a self proclaimed yogurt addict - can eat a 24 oz. jar of yogurt in one sitting. My wife also made Greek style yogurt from it and it worked great - try making frozen yogurt... mmmmmmmm....
it's true; it's very creamy!
it is slightly more mild than the bulgarian yogurt, but still with very interesting flavor. Y5 is a bit bland for us, but we enjoy both the bulgarian & Y3 cultures. this one's texture can't be beat. very nice.
Using whole milk with 1/4 cup of carnation milk powder, this yogurt, undrained, is just as thick as the Greek yogurt I USED TO buy. And is Much better tasting. As long as I can get these, I don't see myself ever buying yogurt again. For me, 7 hours of sitting in the yogotherm is just right.