My New Year’s resolution to eat breakfast each day is slowly drifting to the abyss where all New Year resolutions go to die. The goal was to provide me with energy to last the entire day. Lately, it has been a chore to eat the standard breakfast meals. I needed something to jumpstart my goal, and so enter my secret weapon: Vietnamese Yogurt!
Vietnamese yogurt is a little different than the regular yogurt we are accustomed to in the U.S. because it’s sweeter, tart with smooth but not so thick texture. Vietnamese yogurt is usually served at breakfast, after meals or in between as snack. I like to eat the yogurt with fruits and top off with granolas. This yogurt also contains condensed milk and you don’t even need a yogurt maker for this recipe. How easy can this be?
There’s a myth that when you eat a lot of yogurt, your skin will start glowing, so eat away, my friends!
- 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk (I like this brand)
- 1 can water (see note 1)
- 2 can whole milk
- 7 oz plain yogurt (or Vietnamese yogurt)
- hot water for water bath
- toppings: fruits, granolas
- Pour condensed milk into a large mixing bowl. Add hot water and whisk until dissolves.
- Use the can as a measuring cup, pour whole milk into bowl and mix. Then slowly add the yogurt, mix well to combine
- Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer until mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
- Once smooth, pour mixture into storage containers, jars or cups. Close lids and place jars into a large pot
- Use a kettle or another pot, heat up enough water to near boil. If the water is boiling, just wait a few minutes before pouring the water into the pot
- Carefully pour hot water into the pot for water bath.Be careful not to get the water inside the jars. The water level should reach near the top of your jars.
- Place a few paper towels over the pot. Then cover with another towel.
- Set aside at least 7 hours at room temperature. After the water has cool, the yogurt should be set, remove from water bath and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
If your yogurt is not set after the water has cooled, the water bath might be too hot. Or maybe the water level did not reach the top of your jars.