- Strawberries–3 large
- Kiwis–2 large
- Agave Nectar–1 tablespoon
- Chai Masala–1/2 teaspoon (optional, can use pumpkin spice instead)
- Mini Chocolate Chips–2 tablespoons
- Yogurt–1 cup
- Slice the strawberries lengthwise. Using a small heart shaped cookie cutter, cut out a heart from each slice.
- Peel the kiwi, slice into rounds. Using a small tear drop shaped cookie cutter, cut out a tear drop from each slice.
- Place the cup of My Mom’s Yogurt in a bowl. I used a lotus shaped bowl because my Mom’s name was Kamal, which means lotus flower.
- Sprinkle the yogurt with the Chai Masala.
- Arrange the fruit slices and chocolate chips on top.
- Drizzle with agave nectar.
This yogurt bowl was inspired by an Italian food blogger, thepaleat.worpress.com. She happened to make this yogurt bowl today and post it on Instagram. It just so happens that today would have been my mom’s 79th birthday. So in her honor, I used her yogurt to make this bowl today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM. LOVE YOU ALWAYS.
- Two quarts of the best milk you can get
- Half a cup of yogurt culture (use a plain organic yogurt with live bacteria culture
You can use any kind of milk you like. Sometimes I am able to get milk from my goat or the neighbor’s cow. Other times, I go to the store and buy organic milk or Promise Land milk. In the store, I like the Promise Land milk because it tastes closest to the milk I used to get in India when I was a child.
- Large stainless steel pot
- Heat resistant glass or ceramic container with a lid (I use the Corning Ware my mom gave me)
- Wooden board to protect your counter (a cutting board will do)
- Wooden spoon
- Electric heating pad
- Tea towels (to cover the yogurt container)
Recipe Notes: I prefer not to stir the yogurt the next day. Just scoop some out to eat and set half a cup aside as your next culture. This will be the culture you use for the next yogurt you make. As you use this culture, it will mature and become your own. It will help rebuild your gut with the good bacteria from your own environment.
The culture that I use belongs to my mom.
During her last few days in the hospital she kept asking me to make yogurt for her. After she passed, I found the last yogurt my mom made. I took it with me and have used it to make yogurt ever since. I have kept her culture alive. I hope you enjoy my family’s recipe.
Put the remainder of the yogurt back in the refrigerator. As water and whey separate from the yogurt, it will become thicker and thicker. Keep the separated water and whey to make protein drinks or smoothies.
I will post more recipes to show other products this yogurt can be turned into. ENJOY!!!
If you have any questions or difficulties when making your yogurt, post a comment and I will help you out.