If you love yogurt it's worth it to make your own. Then you can control what goes into it and enjoy a cost savings as well.
I found this recipe tucked inside one of my Grandmother's old recipe books. It is real yogurt, no gimmicks. This unique method is by far the most simple I've found. It is virtually fail-proof! Easy!
|For this easy recipe, you will need two|
ingredients, nonfat dry milk and plain
yogurt with live cultures. Any brand
should do, so long as it has live
|1) Preheat oven to 275 degrees |
2) Measure 4 cups of non-fat dry milk into a large glass bowl.
|3) Add 6 cups of cool tap water and stir to mix.|
|4) Add 3 Tbsp of plain yogurt and |
|This is what your yogurt will look like when it is done.|
The whey will seep out when a spoon is gently placed
on the surface.
To learn more about yogurt, cheese and butter, this is a good source -
The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics Cooking)
Update! I've had a reader ask if they could use this same process with regular milk (instead of powdered).
I tried two variations ~
The first method
1) Use 6 cups of whole milk from the grocery store and allowed to warm to room temperature.
2) Add 3 tbsp of yogurt to mix then follow directions as stated in recipe above.
The results of the first method
The finished product was definitely yogurt, however it was very much like
keifer in consistancy. It would be perfect for a smoothie or just to drink
The second method
1) Heat 6 cups of whole milk from the store to steaming, allow to cool to 110 or so.
2) Add 3 Tbsp of yogurt to mix and follow directions as stated in original recipe
The results of the second method
The finished product was very thick and creamy. I am impressed! Still much easier than most yogurt recipes. As a side note, milk has been only $1.99 a gallon in our area. This is considerably less expensive than powered milk (approximately $3.50 per gallon for the Aldi brand). I will likely use regular milk until it becomes more expensive than the nonfat dried milk, simply of the cost.