Make Your Own Yogurt! (It’s so easy!)

In an earlier blog I talked about how probiotics help keep the sniffles and sneezes from allergies at bay. Your best defense is early preparation and taking probiotics is a great way to start. Keep in mind that you can also get your probiotics from food. Yogurt is a fantastic source of probiotics, especially if you make it yourself. It is way easier to do than you might think. Below is a very easy recipe for yogurt, and it is made in crockpot!

For the first time around you will need to use purchased yogurt, with live active cultures, as a starter (most grocery store yogurts are fine, just read the label). After you have made your first batch, be sure to set some aside for the following batch. Homemade yogurt is so good and so easy to make (especially in the crock pot!), once you get into the groove of making it you will never want to buy store bought yogurt again.

Crockpot Yogurt

  • Turn crock pot to low and pour in 1/2 gallon of milk (8 cups).
  • Heat on low for 2 hrs and 30 min in a 2 qt crock pot OR 2 hrs and 45 min in a 4 qt.
  • Next, turn your crock pot off and unplug it. Let the milk cool for 3 hours (do not remove the lid).
  • After 3 hours, remove 1-2 cups of the warmed milk and place in a bowl. Add1/2 cup of yogurt with live active cultures and mix well.
  • Pour this mixture back into the crock pot milk and whisk thoroughly.
  • Place the cover back on and wrap the entire crock pot in a thick bath towel or two.
  • Let it culture overnight for 8-12 hours.
  • In the morning stir yogurt and store in glass jars.
  • Refrigerate for at least 8 hours before using.
  • Enjoy! Please share with me how it works out for you!
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5 Responses to Make Your Own Yogurt! (It’s so easy!)

  1. I am glad you talk about getting your probiotics from yogurt and the ability to make it yourself. We need to repeat this message as often as we can so that our future generations do not forget how to till the soil (literally) and reap the benefits. My niece believes that mangoes grow on store shelves.

  2. Nevena says:

    Dear Angie, my friend Melissa L has introduced me to your website and today has FW me an email, containing links to these writing. THANK YOU!
    I wanted to share with you my grandma’s yogurt recipe: Boil the pre-measured milk in a double boiler (or place the pot with the milk in a bigger one, filled halfway with water). When the milk forms a skin with many little bubbles under it, remove from stove and set aside to cool for about 40 min. Every once in a while try the temperature with your finger. When you are able to stand the heat it is ready. If it is too cool, warm it up a bit. Take your jar or other container and mix a tablespoon of yogurt with a few tablespoons of milk, gradually adding more milk. When you have mixed approximately 1/2 cup of milk with the yogurt, you may fill the rest of the jar with milk. Make 2-3 swirls in the jar to make sure the mixture is homogenous. Place the container in a tightly closed cooler with a towel around it or in a gas oven (they are always warm), or just on you counter covered with something to keep it warm for about 6-8 hours. The longer it stays, the sourer it gets. I usually make it in the evening and in the morning I move the ready yogurt to the refrigerator. Everyone in my family loves it.
    Please do not share my email and feel free to write, if you feel like. God Bless! 🙂

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