Tutorial Tuesday's design is to visually share money saving food preparation techniques along with easy and inexpensive recipes. This week I'm happy to share the recipe of homemade yogurt. I found this recipe through 365crockpot.blogspot.com
I was tickled to find a super simple recipe for making yogurt... my son (2) has been scarfing it lately!
8 cups of whole milk and 4-6 ounces of plain yogurt
First, begin by placing 8 cups of milk in you crock pot.
Turn the crock pot on low and allow your milk to warm for 2.5 hours.
After 2.5 hours have passed, unplug your crock pot and just let it sit for 3 hours.
*Side note: start to finish takes 13.5 hours, but it is VERY little work. My advice is to either begin first thing in the morning, or 6 hours before you will head to bed.
After 5.5 hours have passed, remove two cups of warm milk.
Mix 4-6 ounces of plain yogurt together in a bowl with the two cups of milk...
Either use a fork or a whisk to combine the milk and yogurt. Pour all of the contents back into the crock pot and stir well.
Lastly, cover your entire crock pot with a thick towel. Allow 8 hours to pass...
And you get yogurt!!!
My recipe yields about 10 cups of plain low-fat yogurt. Its crazy... it looks like yogurt and smells like yogurt- but it definitely needs to be sweetened and have fruit added to it! I'm not sure that I care for it, but I'm not a huge yogurt lover!
*Tip, if you would like to continuously make your own yogurt, reserve half a cup to use as a 'starter' in your next batch!
Have YOU ever tried making your own yogurt? Any suggestions?
8 cups of whole milk (for best results) *8 cups is actually a half gallon, so you could save yourself some measuring and just purchase a small jug!
4 ounces of plain yogurt (I used all 6 from my little cup)
A crock pot (at least 4 quarts)
A large beach towel (weird request, but necessary!)