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making yogurt without yogurt maker, milk boiled when i was not paying attention, did i ruin it, still waiting for it to cool down.

yogurt, boiled milk?

asked by Horto over 2 years ago
2 answers 627 views
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HalfPint

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added over 2 years ago

Probably. If the milk boiled, it might have killed off too much bacteria to culture properly. I base this theory on the fact that ultra-pasteurized milk is not recommended for making yogurt or cheese. UP milk has been heated to a high temperature to extend its shelf life. It can result in a very runny yogurt.

I would start over. Use that boiled milk for something else, like custard or ice cream.

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added over 2 years ago

yes! I've done this many times. it will work fine, assuming you add your culture AFTER it boils when it cools to the correct temp.