http://www.swellvoyage.com/2012/01/making-yogurt-is-a-breeze/ I pinned it on Saturday and bought the ingredients when we went shopping that day. Monday I wanted to make it, but didn't anticipate how long the milk would take to warm naturally, and had to wait til Tuesday to make it. I'm glad I got to it Tuesday, though, for yesterday we had a freak snowstorm hit! So crazy! It was 75* on Tuesday and in the 30s yesterday.
Besides being time consuming, it was SO easy.
As soon as I went in the kitchen in the morning to make coffee and breakfast I set out my jar of milk in the windowsil. Mid morning I moved it out to the front porch where it quickly warmed just warmer than tepid. It was about noon by the time it was ready to mix in the yogurt. I made sure when buying my yogurt that it had live bacteria cultures.
After whisking it smooth I put it in a recycled glass honey jar, and a half gallon ball jar, and set it in the windowsil again.
|Warming in the sun|
Easy Peasy Homemade yogurt
1/2 gallon milk (I used organic)
1 cup yogurt (I used organic - and make sure there are active live bacteria cultures)
Warm milk to just warmer than tepid. I found placing in a sunny place outside worked the best.
When warm add yogurt and stir until smooth. Put milk/yogurt mixture in glass jar(s) and place in a warm, preferably sunny place for 4-6 hours until it takes on a yogurt consistency. Covering the jars in a black shirt with help the yogurt retain warmth. Place yogurt in fridge to chill then enjoy!
|Yogurt with a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Yum!|
|A new favorite way to eat yogurt - with oatmeal! Mmm|