Homemade Yogurt

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Probiotics are expensive! Did you know you can grow your own? Yogurt is a great source. Fermenting vegetables is another.

Making your own yogurt is easy, and cost effective.

Ingredients..

Your favorite milk, (I use organic whole milk), and yogurt with active cultures.

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Put the milk in a pan, in this batch I made almost a gallon. It keeps a long time.

Heat the milk to 180 degrees, stirring to keep it from scalding. This kills off the bad bacteria.

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Cool the milk to 110 degrees. 110 is the right temp for the healthy bacteria to grow (probiotics).

Add 1/4 cup of yogurt with active cultures per half gallon of milk. I have about a 1/2 cup here. Add some warm milk to the yogurt, and gently stir.

(After your first batch, just use some from the last batch.)

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Add the mix to the rest of the milk.

Put the yogurt in glass containers, and then into a cooler, with a bottle of hot tap water.

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Cover the whole thing with a blanket.

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Leave for 12 hours undisturbed. This makes a very thick yogurt like Greek. If you want it thinner, start checking it at around 8 hours.

I like mine as is. You could add sweetener, and/or vanilla. Cinnamon is also good.

Let me know how it goes!

 

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