I started it sometime around lunch time and it is now on the rest phase for 3 hours. I am excited to see if it turns out right. I love yorgurt and as she does the math at the end of the post IT ADDS UP $$$!
Recipe from A Year of Crockpotting :
~ 8 cups (half-gallon) of whole milk
~1/2 cup store-bought natural, live/active culture plain yogurt (you need to have a starter. Once you have made your own, you can use that as a starter)
~frozen/fresh fruit for flavoring
~thick bath towel
~Plug in your crockpot and turn to low.
~Add an entire half gallon of milk.
~Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours.
~Unplug your crockpot.
~Leave the cover on, and let it sit for 3 hours.
~When 3 hours have passed, scoop out 2 cups of the warmish milk and put it in a bowl.
~Whisk in 1/2 cup of store-bought live/active culture yogurt. Then dump the bowl contents back into the crockpot.
~Stir to combine.
~Put the lid back on your crockpot. Keep it unplugged, and wrap a heavy bath towel all the way around the crock for insulation.
~Go to bed, or let it sit for 8 hours.
~In the morning, the yogurt will have thickened---it's not as thick as store-bought yogurt, but has the consistency of low-fat plain yogurt.
~Save 1/2 cup as a starter to make a new batch.
~Blend in batches with your favorite fruit.
~Chill in a plastic container(s) in the refrigerator.
~Your fresh yogurt will last 7-10 days.
I will update you on how it goes! :-)
Update 7:30 pm:
My yorgurt all wrapped up for the night!
Update 8:00 am next morning:
This morning I slowly pulled the towel off, took off the lid, squinted at it, took a spoon and stirred it, and SQUEALED with joy! IT WORKED! I had MADE YOGURT!!!! And it was SO EASY!
I'm so excited!
It tastes like homemade yogurt, no added sugars and such another words! I purred some frozen strawberries for this batch and added it to it and it tastes so NUMMY!Share