Monday, June 25, 2012

Homemade yogurt

This turned out really good and was super eash and inexpensive.
What you need is
-1/2gallon of milk
-4tb powdered milk (helps to thicken it)
-1/2c starter, i used store bought yogurt with active cultures (after the intial batch you can freeze half a cup and use it in you next batch)
Put the milk in your crockpot on low heat till 180 degrees (kills bacteria) i dont have a food thermometer so i guessed and cooked it for 2.5 hrs. Turn off crock pot and cool to 110 degrees (or till you can put your finger in for 10 seconds). I did three hours with the lid on.
Get one cup of wilk out and mix with half a cup of yogurt, pour in crockpot. Wrap crockpot with a towel to create a dark warm enviroment for cultures to grow and let sit for 8 to 12 hours. If you want thicker yogurt put cheese clothe over a strainer and pour yogurt in to strain out whey for 30 mins. Add fruit or honey as desired. I stored mine in mason jars.

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