Sunday, February 8, 2009

Homemade Yogurt

  • Pour two quarts of milk in a saucepan (I actually just make one quart at a time)
  • Heat slowly to 180 degrees (I just used a plain old kitchen thermometer)- bring to the point just before it boils
  • Let it cool to 120 degrees
  • Boil water, use it to heat up the jars and the cooler
  • Pour water out
  • Place towel in the bottom of cooler
  • Pour warm milk into 1 quart jars
  • Mix a tablespoon of plain yogurt into each jar
  • Place in cooler, color with several towels
  • Let it sit for 8-12 hours
  • After it sits, stir, and place in refrigerator
There are many ways to eat homemade yogurt.  Some people just eat it plain.  That wouldn't work for me or the kids, so I experimented.  I added agave nectar and real vanilla to it, and it is YUMMY.  Some other natural sweeteners that you could add are maple or raw honey.  You can also add blueberries, strawberries, bananas, etc.  You can eat it with homemade granola.  It's very good and good for you!!

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