Why homemade yogurt?
- It tastes better (less sour)
- It’s better for you (no preservatives, sugar or chemicals added)
- It’s less expensive
- There’s no packaging waste
How to make yogurt at home without a yogurt maker.
- whole milk - 2 qt.
- cream (opt.) - 1/4 or 1/2 cup
- plain yogurt - 3/4 cup
- 4-5 qt. pot with lid -
- a kitchen thermometer -
- a whisk or a spoon -
- a wool blanket -
pour milk in a pot on low-medium heat
let simmer for 2 minutes, remove from the heat
let it cool to 110 F*
add your own home-made yogurt or any whole-milk plain yogurt.
cover with lid and wrap up in a wool blanket like a baby. Leave it in a warm place for 12 hours, if your oven has th option set the temperature on 105 or 110 grades F.
Note: you can let it sit it longer in winter and it won't affect the taste of the yogurt, if your house is cold you can place the pot wrapped in a cotton kitchen towel in the oven with the light on or - if your oven doesn't have that option - in the oven slightly warmed up for a few minutes till it has reached 110 F*and then turned off
remove blanket,remove lid and stir yogurt well. Pour in a container and chill.
Enjoy plain or with raspberry syrup or...
...with fruit and granola