One of my problems in the past has been that sometimes the yogurt goes bad before I can use it all. for years I was reluctant to buy yogurt, even on sale, for that very reason. However, once I learned to dehydrate yogurt, I no longer hesitated to buy it.
I had first heard of commercially prepared yogurt drops as a snack. So I decided to give it a try. I put small blobs of yogurt on my fruit leather trays and dried them. They shriveled up into a thin mess and cracked on the fruit leather trays. It was impossible to get them off the racks.
Then I made ¼ cup portions. I used a portion scooper to plop them onto the racks. I took an egg mold (the kind used by restaurants to keep a uniform shape on the eggs) and leveled the blobs into a standardized shape and thickness.
These dried beautifully! They were easily removed from the trays and made a wonderful, chewy snack. It’s a great way to get that acidolphus needed for digestion.
If you happen to get it too thin, it will tend to crack a bit more.
Although my husband and I prefer the plain yogurt, it will be a simple matter to make fruit yogurts.
- Simply buzz the fruit of your choice into a puree and blend with the yogurt before dehydrating.
- For a fancier treat, try inserting a slice of canned fruit onto the top of each blob of yogurt and dehydrate together.
- If you like, mix in a little powdered cinnamon before dehydrating.
are limited only by your imagination!