Yogurt Making 101
Monday, October 11, 2010
I just made my first batch of homemade yogurt over the weekend!! I used my crockpot and it worked beautifully. The original recipe can be found at the following link:
I modified the original to be low fat. Eventually, I'm going to get it down to fat free! The following recipe is what I did and I've put it onto SparkRecipes.com. I'm planning to modify it as I improve on what I've done.
I used the greek yogurt because it's what I had and I didn't want to waste any so I used the whole container. The taste is milder than the commercial brands, and the cost is better! 8 oz. = .62
1/2 Gallon Shatto 2% Milk
6 oz. Chobani Plain Nonfat Yogurt
1 1/3 cups Nonfat Dry Milk
Turn the crockpot on to low. Add the milk. Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours. Turn off the crockpot and unplug. Let sit for 3 hours.
Scoop out 2 cups of the milk and whisk in the powdered milk and yogurt. Mix this back in to the milk. Cover with the lid. Wrap a heavy bath towel (I use a beach towel) completely around the crockpot and let sit overnight, about 8 hours.
It made 9 1/2 cups / servings and will keep for up to 10 days. For the next batch, I'll use 6 oz. of my yogurt as the starter!
Number of Servings: 9.5 1 cup servings
I've also been adding fruit and honey to taste and it's downright decadent! Today I'm using pureed banana and they're so sweet I'm not using any honey. I've wanted a really good banana yogurt and I'm finally getting it!!