Friday, July 3, 2009

How To Make Homemade Yogurt

Heat one quart of milk on the stove top. For raw milk - do not heat past 110 degrees or you will kill the active cultures.

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Once the milk is heated add 4 tablespoons of yogurt with live cultures or a yogurt starter package. We used plain yogurt that was pasteurized (do not use ultra-pasteurized). For future yogurt batches you can use the yogurt you have already made.

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Mix the yogurt and milk well and pour into a glass container.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees and turn off as soon as it reaches the temperature. Wrap your yogurt container in a towel and place on a cookie sheet in the oven for at least 8 hours. You may need to preheat the oven a few times during that time to keep the oven warm.

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Refrigerate overnight before eating. Add fruit, maple syrup or honey to sweeten and enjoy!

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It can also be made in a thermos or crockpot:

  • Fill the thermos with boiling water until it gets hot. Pour out the water and fill with milk/yogurt mixture and let it sit for 8 hours.
  • Here is a crockpot recipe.

1 comment:

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Have you found a way to make a dairy free yogurt, by chance?