Homemade Yogurt

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Yogurt Recipe (for 1 quart)

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart of milk (can be non-fat, 2% or whole)
  • 1/4 – ½ cup of yogurt in a bowl (any style will work – I use plain Greek)
  • Berries (optional)
  • Granola (optional)

Utensils:

  • Stainless steel pot with lid or heavy ceramic pot
  • Spoon to stir
  • Whisk
  • Oven
  • Thermometer
  • A large towel (or blanket)

 

Directions:

  • Pour milk in pot and turn the heat up to medium-high. Do not cover the pot. Use spoon to stir as milk heats up.
  • Watch the milk as it can quickly overflow once it’s hot.
  • Once the milk reaches 180F, remove from heat.
  • Let it cool down until it reaches 110 F. You can place pot in cool water and stir to expedite cooling.
  • Pour ½ – 1 cup of warm milk into the yogurt in a bowl and whisk together. Add this mix to the pot of cooled milk – stir together completely.
  • Cover the pot with a lid, wrap it in a blanket, and put it in a turned-off oven for about 5 hours. Do not turn the oven on. You can turn on oven light for a heat source.
  • Remove the pot from the oven and transfer the yogurt in a bowl. Refrigerate. You can remove excess fluid (whey) if a thicker consistency is desired.
  • When ready to eat, you can add flavorings, cut-up fruits, granola, honey, etc.