November 9, 2011


Yes, that does indeed say yogurt. If you have ever wondered how it is made I am here to answer your question. I have been making it for a while, but it took some practice to get it right.  So, here is my perfected recipe.

8 cups milk (half gallon)

Pour milk into crock pot and cook on low for 3 hours. Turn the crock pot off and leave it in there to cool for 3 hours.  Take about 2 cups of the milk out and stir in

1 cup plain yogurt (store bought)
1/4 c. dry milk

Stir until dissolved.  Pour back into the crock pot and stir it all together.  Then pour all of it into a thermos or cooler.  We have a one gallon cooler that is perfect for this. The idea is that it needs to be insulated so that the cultures from the yogurt can do their work.  Let it sit overnight.

The next morning, you're done!  It will be pretty thin, so if you want to thicken it up a bit you can strain it with cheesecloth and a colander.  Put it in the fridge over a bowl and let it strain for a few hours.  When you eat it, mix in a little honey and whatever else you want.  Fresh fruit, jam, granola even chocolate.  You can also use the plain yogurt as sour cream.  It saves lots of money if you eat yogurt.

Good Luck!

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