How to make Yogurt.
Making your own yogurt is easy, fun and gives you that little feeling of superiority we all like to experience every now and again.
Servings 2 cups Greek or 4 cups Regular yogurt.
- 1 litre quart of Milk, (whole, 2%, 1% or skim)
- 1 Tbsp active yogurt plain
Heat your milk in a saucepan over medium heat to 180 F (almost boiling, this happens quickly)
Remove pan from heat and allow milk to cool to 115 F. This will take around 30 minutes.
Once the milk is at 115 degrees, stir in 2 Tablespoons of yogurt until combined.
Now your job is to keep this concoction at 115 degrees for the next 8 hours. There are a few ways to do this:
Pour your milk mixture into a mason jar (or similar) with lid and place the entire jar into a small cooler filled with warm water. Leave for 8 hours. Or ...
Pour your milk mixture into a good thermos, wrap it in a towel and leave it for 8 hours. Or ...
Put your yogurt in the oven if your oven has an oven setting as low as 115 and leave it for 8 hours.
After 8 hours you will have 4 cups of yogurt that's probably thinner than what you're used to.
You can refrigerate it as is, or you can drain the liquid whey out by straining the yogurt through cheesecloth for a couple of hours in the fridge. Just pour the yogurt into cheesecloth, tie it up and hang it over a bowl.