Monday, April 04, 2011
Simply Homemade: Yogurt in a Crock Pot
I first posted this several years ago and wanted to share the recipe again because this homemade yogurt is SO wonderful! I have since bought a yogurt maker at a yard sale for $3 and it makes the yogurt in little cups. Almost the exact same process, just in the small cups and the yogurt maker heats it at a very low heat for exactly the amount of time needed. But for you who don't have a yogurt maker, here is a really simple and wonderful way to make homemade yogurt!
Well, I finally did it!! I made yogurt in a crockpot. I have been wanting to do this ever since I first read about it on a blog (can't remember whose, so if it was yours, please remind me so I can give you credit!!) It is SO yummy and inexpensive and wholesome! I am very excited at how simple it was and that it worked on the FIRST try:-) and is nice and thick and creamy!
Here is what I did:
I put 2 quarts of milk into my crockpot (you can do 1 quart, but I wanted to make alot) and heated it on low setting for three (3) hours (the directions I read said this time was very important). Then I turned the crockpot off and let it sit for 2 hours (you can leave it set for longer, but it was midnight and I didn't want to stay up any later). Then I put about 1 cup of natural plain yogurt (from the store or from a previous batch) into a jar and added an equal amount of the warm milk. I mixed this very well, then began adding it, a little at a time, to the crockpot milk, stirring well after each addition. When it was all mixed together, I wrapped my crockpot in a big towel and left sit overnight. This morning when I opened it and checked it, it was nice and thick. I chilled it in the fridge for a couple hours and then had it with homemade granola cereal and blackberry jam for breakfast. YUMMMMMMY!!!
Sorry for the bad photo - don't know what happened and I only took one (it was very early this morning:-).