Recipe: Easy Homemade Yogurt
I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making homemade yogurt because it is cheaper and healthier than many commercial yogurts. Besides, I just enjoy doing that kind of thing. But making yogurt scared me because I knew it could be kind of touchy and because, well, I had never done it and really had no idea what I was doing! Then I found this very easy recipe and decided to give it a whirl and have been thrilled with the results. I really like that I didn’t have to buy a yogurt maker, wrap the jars in towels etc. Who knew making yogurt could be so incredibly simple?
We’ve been enjoying this homemade yogurt for 2 years now and have no plans of returning to eating store bought yogurt. Once you get used to the homemade there is just no comparison! And I’ve found this recipe to be pretty forgiving. There have been several times where I left it in the oven for over 10 hours or have heated it above 190 degrees and it still was great.
2 qt. milk
1/2 c. sugar (I use raw sugar)*
1 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp. plain or vanilla flavored yogurt**
- make sure it contains live and active cultures…should say on the package
1 Tbsp. vanilla
Dissolve gelatin in 1/3 c. cold water. Heat milk to 190 degrees. Add gelatin, sugar and vanilla. Cool to 130 degrees. Add commercial yogurt and stir well with a wire whisk. Pour into 2 quart jars (or whatever containers you want to use); screw on lid. Set in oven with light on for 8 to 10 hours. Cool.
Serving suggestions: Stir in fruit, pie filling or dry flavored jello.
*You can omit the sugar all together if you’d like. You may want to do this especially if you plan to stir in pie filling or jello.
**Once you have some homemade yogurt, you can just use that instead of the bought yogurt. I usually buy yogurt maybe every 12 times to use as starter as it does seem that after a while the yogurt just doesn’t get quite as good.Add a Comment