Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Homemade yogurt is amazing! This recipe was so easy to make, not to mention cheaper then buying yogurt from the store! ;-)
~First your going to heat 1/2 Gal. Whole Milk to 200 degrees F. Stirring gently so that it doesn't boil over or scorch.
~Then your going to remove the milk from the heat and let it cool down to 112-115 degrees F.
~Pour 1 Cup of the now cooled milk into a small bowl with 1/2 cup pre-made yogurt. Whisk till smooth. Then pour back into the pot with the rest of the milk and stir together.
Note: Organic yogurt is best to use because it has more enzymes in it. Also make sure to choose a yogurt with low or no sugar content. After you've made your own yogurt you can just use 1/2 cup of your own! ;-)
~Heat the oven to 115 degrees F. (mostly just make sure your oven is warm), then turn it off.
The trick to making yogurt is keeping the milk at 110 degrees F.
~Wrap the pan up in towels to keep it warmer longer. Place the yogurt into the warm oven for 4-6 hours.
-I turned my oven on to warm it back up again about half way through.
-Careful not to jostle the pan around to much because otherwise it won't set right.
-If you like thinner yogurt you might want to check it/taste it ever so often so it doesn't get to thick for you.
-Remember it will thicken a little bit more when it cools
~After it gets to be about the consistency that you want it to be put it into the fridge to cool down completely... Don't stir it yet.
~Once cooled you can then add whatever you want to it:
Let me know your experience making yogurt! :-)