Make the most out of your YogurtNest

Here are some tips to get the most out of your YogurtNest:

Tip #1 – You can use your own yogurt to make new yogurt!

After making your first yogurt, with the YogurtNest, you can use it as a starter for your next batch, and so on. You’ll never have to buy yogurt again!!

Tip #2 – You can use your YogurtNest anywhere

Your YogurtNest will feel totally at home in your humble abode, but it also likes to step outside (camping, travelling, etc.), regardless of the temperature and climate.

Tip #3 – Your YogurtNest will easily find a place to live in your home

Your YogurtNest looks so smart that you can even keep it in the living room, resting on the sofa, as if it were a cushion.

Tip #4 – You can reuse those glass jars you already have at home

Honey jars, jam, pickles, instant coffee. Pick the jars, shapes and sizes according to your convenience. Do not forget to check that the lid seals tightly!

Tip #5 – You can make the amount of yogurt that actually suits your needs

With the YogurtNest you may opt to make one large (or small) jar of yogurt, or several layers of jars, of different shapes and sizes. The natural cork insulation layer, specially formulated for YogurtNest jars, keeps the jars content at the proper temperature to make high-quality yogurt.

Tip #6 – You may shape the interior chamber of the YogurtNest so that it fits the jars you have available

Place both your hands inside the YogurtNest and turn it upside down, allowing the cork to accumulate near its mouth. Then, place it back in its natural position,  shaping the inner chamber with your hands, so that it will more easily accommodate  the jars to incubate. Massages the cork externally in order to transfer the cork grains from the areas where they are in excess to the areas where they are needed. Seal with the beret and  tie the lacing.

Tip #7 – How to prevent staining your YogurtNest

When reusing jars, it may happen that one of the lids you’ll be using won’t seal properly and you may experience a leakage. To prevent the interior of your YogurtNest from getting stained, you may use some kind of waterproof bag or wrap.

Tip #8 – The best yogurt to use as a starter, to make the next batch, is the one you just made

If possible, use yogurt fresh out of the YogurtNest. If you have to pick one from the refrigerator, choose the most recent one.

Tip #9 – If you have to buy commercial yogurt to serve as a starter for your next batch…

Pick the one with the largest shelf-life. We recommend using plain yogurt (later you may add whatever you want)

Tip #10 – You can make lots of yogurt with very little

Despite what you will hear, on YouTube, one teaspoon of yogurt will be more than enough for whatever amount of yogurt you wish to make .

Tip #11 – Do not forget to save some yogurt to serve as a starter for the next batch!

We advise you to keep a yogurt container in the fridge to serve as a back-up, just in case your next batch turns out to be a failure (it very rarely happens, but let’s play it safe).

Tip #12 – If you have to purchase a commercial starter to make your future yogurt

Follow the instruction on the packaging. The probiotic bacteria in the sachet have been dehydrated, therefore the fermentation process may take longer than it would take if we used fresh yogurt. Please allow more time for the process to take place.

Tip #13 – How to get thicker, creamier yogurt

  • As a rule, fresh yogurt becomes thicker after some time in the refrigerator. If you like thick, creamy Yogurt, you may try some of these tricks:
    • use whole milk;
    • incubate in the YogurtNest for over 6 hours;
    • add powdered milk or a thickening agent;
    • boil the milk, let it cool to 50° C and then inoculate with yogurt;
    • Make Greek yogurt (learn how to do it here).

Tip #14 – How to make your own drinkable yogurt

To obtain drinkable yogurt, simply shake the jar vigorously, after removing them from the YogurtNest or refrigerator. For the best results, you may use a blender.

In the case of vegetable drinkable yogurt, you may adjust the texture by adding more or less thickening agent.

Tip #15 – How to use your YogurtNest as a slowcooker, to cook soup, rice and other dishes

Learn how to do it here.

Tip #16 – How to use your YogurtNest as bread-leavening nest for baking pizza or bread

Learn how to do it here.

Tip #17 – How to use your YogurtNest as a cooler or thermal  container

You may use your YogurtNest as a flexible cooler or thermal container, to keep your food warm, or cold, according to your needs.

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