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What To Do If Your Yogurt Fails, Greek Yogurt, Lemon, and Poppyseed Scones, Incubation Survey Results

Published 4 months ago • 1 min read

Many of you are really passionate about making homemade yogurt, and I completely understand why.

It's wonderful to be able to create yogurt just the way you like it.

As promised, here are the percentages for how long you incubate your yogurt. (If you missed that newsletter, you can see all of my old newsletters under the Welcome drop-down tab at the top of my website or click here.)

  • Three hours or less: 2%
  • 4-5 hours: 9%
  • 6-8 hours: 26%
  • Overnight:14%
  • 9-11 hours: 28%
  • 12+ hours: 21%

I'm not a statistician, but I have some informal observations:

  1. Yogurt maker users generally reported shorter incubation times.
  2. Instant Pot users typically noted longer incubation periods.
  3. If your yogurt turns out too sour, consider reducing the incubation time.

When your milk doesn't make yogurt:

Nearly everyone has had a yogurt-making mishap, myself included. Bookmark this post for guidance the next time it happens. I offer suggestions on what to do next, including tips for salvaging the milk, even if the issue is user forgetfulness. 🙃

Happy Cooks Speak Up

"Thank you so much! My yogurt failed, and this post was exactly what I was hoping to find."--JULIE B.

Even if you're not into making yogurt...

Try this fantastic recipe for Greek Yogurt Scones with Lemon and Poppy Seeds, which you can conveniently bake straight from the freezer. Remember, incorporating yogurt into any recipe boosts its protein content.

Happy Bakers Speak Up

"These are delicious scones! The lemon flavor is just right. I did add a bit more sugar (1/3 cup) because my husband likes his scones sweet. Great recipe! Thank you."--JOCELYN

From a fellow yogurt enthusiast,


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