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I was thrilled when Alan at VMC said he would send me a Yogourmet Yogurt Maker. In the package was a YoGourmet Yogurt Maker, a thermometer, a cheese bag, Kefir starter, Yogurt Starter, Yogurt w/ Probiotics starter, probiotic tablets, and liquid rennet. I had been hearing about all the extra chemicals, preservative, and sugars they add to store bought yogurt. I wanted a chance to learn how to make my own yogurt. I had never even attempted to make yogurt before. I was a little intimidated at first when it arrived. I decided to pick up Whole Organic Milk to make yogurt out with. You have to warm the milk to 110 degrees. This would have been much simpler had I realized that was the same as 42-44 the green area on the thermometer. I guess I should actually read and pay attention to the directions- Hee hee. Once I realized it I had heated the milk up way to high and had to cool it down. If I had paid attention I would have realized they make it really easy by marking the temperature on the thermometer with a green area. Cooled the milk down. That is the hardest part of making this yogurt and it wasn’t really what I would consider to be hard. It takes 4 1/2 hours for the yogurt maker to turn it into yogurt then you cool it for 8 hours in the fridge. I couldn’t wait to try it and see if I had messed it up. The first thing I did when I woke up was grab the container out of the fridge and make myself a bowl. I don’t usually care for plain yogurt. But this had a much richer taste. I was surprised how much better it tasted. And it’s healthier for me!! I LOVE this ! Don’t be intimidated it is really easy to make and worth the few minutes it takes to warm the milk.

Why make your own yogurt:
– Reduce the plastic containers used with store bought yogurt
– Yogourmet is PVC and BpA free ( store bought yogurt containers are not)
– Half the price of store bought
– You control what goes into it. No additives or preservatives!

Why Yogourmet:
– Largest capacity yogurt maker available
– The only yogurt maker using the “water bath” system to maintain the ideal temperature for yogurt making

ENTER TO WIN A

Just in time for the New Year you will have a chance to win your own YoGourmet Yogurt Maker(cheese bag and thermometer) and a Box of YoGourmet Yogurt Starter.

HOW TO ENTER: ENDED
Mandatory :

– Go To VMC YoGourmet Website and read the FAQs – tell me the most interesting fact you read. – Leave Separate Comments how you entered and the first comment MUST contain the first part of your email (ex: healthylifedeals@)

ONE EXTRA ENTRY EACH:

– Follow Healthy Life Deals on Twitter

THREE EXTRA ENTRIES:
– “Like” VMC YoGourmet Facebook Page and leave comment “Enter to win a Yogourmet Yogurt Maker at HEALTHY LIFE DEALS BLOG”

ENDS 12/30/10 11:59 Pm

* Winner will be chose using Random.org and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email with mailing information.

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181 Comments

  1. dublinprop

    the fact that probiotics can help •Reduce bladder cancer recurrence

    my aunt had bladder cancer. it is very scary.

  2. I think you may have done the heating of the milk correctly according to their FAQ section.

    “What temperature do I need to heat the milk to and what temperature do I need to cool the milk down to before I add the yogurt starter?

    First, bring the milk to 180 degrees Fahrenheit and then let the milk cool back down to 110 degrees before adding the yogurt starter.”

    I thought that was interesting because of what I read in your review of the product.

  3. Went to the VMC YoGourmet Website and I think the most interesting FAQ item was the section on probiotics. Apparently probiotics can help boost your immune system. arobimom at gmail dot com

  4. Well me and my hubby have intestine problems and yogurt seems to help, so if making my own can save me money and to know what I put in it makes me feel better then I like that

  5. auntietina21 AT hotmail.com
    email subscriber, learned that probiotics will help build a healthy immune system.
    My FIL is going thru chemo and is a very picky vegan eater – the fact I can make this with soy milk is AWESOME

  6. Staci

    I am encouraged by the possibility of probiotics preventing eczema in children, as I have a daughter who has been dealing with eczema for years.

    acbungalow at yahoo dot com

  7. I think the most interesting FAQ item was the section on probiotics, probiotics Treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

  8. I “Like” VMC YoGourmet Facebook (claudia n) and left a coment on their facebook wall
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

  9. I “Like” VMC YoGourmet Facebook (claudia n) and left a coment on their facebook wall
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com
    #2

  10. I “Like” VMC YoGourmet Facebook (claudia n) and left a coment on their facebook wall
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com
    #3

  11. Stopped by to follow your blog from the Midweek Mingle blog hop… do comment/follow me back :-)
    Have a Happy Holiday Season!
    Best,
    Elizabeth
    Positive Kismet Blog

  12. I never knew there was Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk, e.g. Parmalat. I think Parmalat is the nasty tasting milk I used to have to drink while living in France.

    Susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

  13. susanwesthoff@ I am pretty sure I just became a subscriber – at least attempted to!

    I love all the facts about probiotics, had no idea it helped diarrhea! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  14. I learned that you don't have to boil raw milk before turning it into yogurt – though they recommend you do. :)

  15. Interesting fact I read: You can restart a new
    new batch of yogurt with your previous yogurt, just save two tablespoons of your previous batch to inoculate your next batch of yogurt. However, after two to three times, you will need to use a new packet of starter. This is true for the Yogourmet Kefir Starter as well.
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  16. found it reduces the bad bacteria found in the body, and start a batch from a small amount of the previous batch.
    etlinder at aol dot com

  17. Since I'm always looking for ways to save money, I really like the FAQ that mentions how you can use a previous batch of yogurt to start a new batch rather than having to continuously buy new starter packets.
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  18. I learned from the FAQs that yogurt has probiotics which boost the immune system and promote healthy digestion
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

  19. I'm a new email subscriber. I found it very interesting that the probiotics in yogurt can prevent eczema in kids.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  20. I like VMC YoGourmet on Facebook and left a message on their wall (Jason Rubio)
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  21. I like VMC YoGourmet on Facebook and left a message on their wall (Jason Rubio) #2
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

  22. I like VMC YoGourmet on Facebook and left a message on their wall (Jason Rubio) #3. Thank you!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  25. I didn't realize that probiotics can help with UTI and so many other things. I'm just learning about them, so this was a good read!
    tara.the.equestrian at gmail dot com

  26. The most interesting fact I read is that you can use it with Cow, Soy, and Goat’s milk. This would be great, my daughter is lactose intolerant and soy yogurt is expensive.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  27. on their faqs i learned you can also use soy milk with your started cultures!
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

  28. i “Like” VMC YoGourmet Facebook Page and left a comment (tina wofford page)
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

  29. #2
    i “Like” VMC YoGourmet Facebook Page and left a comment (tina wofford page)
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

  30. I found interesting that “there is encouraging evidence that probiotics may help prevent eczema in children.”
    lisaberkery at gmail dot com

  31. I found it interesting to learn that there is evidence showing that probiotics in yogurt may help treat IBS

  32. #3
    i “Like” VMC YoGourmet Facebook Page and left a comment (tina wofford page)
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

  33. I am an email subscriber and would love to win this. The most interesting fact I found was that Cow, Soy, and Goat’s milk can be used with the Yogourmet starters,

  34. I like that it Prevent eczema in children – both of my kids suffer from this.
    stacy4avon @ comcast.net

  35. I email subscribe and found the Yogourmet Multi Electric Yogurt Maker is made in China and all the rest of their products are made in Canada was very interesting…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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