Our family loves to eat yogurt and the benefits you receive from yogurt are endless. However, the good stuff can be so expensive. Finally, I made some at home!!
I have always wanted to make homemade yogurt but was always a bit intimidated by the process. I thought you needed some fancy machine to make it. I was very happy when I found out you didn't! It was actually very easy and the kids even helped. Our end results were delicious and now we will be making it on a regular basis.
There are tons of yogurt recipes out there. Here is a super simple one.
Here is the recipe we used:
1/2 Gallon whole milk (we used Kemps w/out antibiotics)
3.5 TBSP Plain Yogurt (we used Greek style without sugar added)
Spoon, small bowl, large pot, candy thermometer
Heat all the milk to 180-185 degrees, stirring constantly, cover
Remove from stove top and place in a sink full of cold water, bring temperature down to 100 degrees
While waiting for milk to cool, measure out your yogurt and put in the small bowl
Once milk has cooled, add 1 Cup to the yogurt, mix well
Add the yogurt/milk mixture to the rest of the warm milk
Mix well, cover
Heat oven to 100-150 degrees
Turn oven off, put oven light on
Put towel over/around pot and place in oven for 8 hours
Place yogurt in refrigerator to set. We kept ours in there for ab out 4 hours, the longer the thicker it becomes.
And now you have homemade yogurt!
We had a great time customizing our own bowls. We used: natural flavorings, sugar, honey, fresh fruit, jams, and topped it off with granola! Everyone loved it!! We also made frozen yogurt pops! YUMMY!