I am all into trying new recipes and saving money these days so the other day I tried my hand at making Homemade Yogurt! I got the recipe from my Mom (its tried and true if it comes from her) 😉 and I was really happy with how it turned out. We have used quite a bit of it in making shakes and smoothies and just love it, something about the yogurt that gives it and extra creamy texture that is so yummy. Plus its a good thing to feed my sweet lil baby that is just starting to ‘love’ eating 🙂
Here is the recipe if you wanna try it, its very simple actually.
Heat 1 gallon of milk to 190 degrees,
While heating soak 2 T Unflavored Knox Gelatin in 1/2 c cold water
Once milk has reached 190 degrees add the Gelatin/Water mixture and stir. let cool till 130 degrees.
2 T Vanilla
4 T Yogurt ( I bought plain yogurt at the grocery store)
1 1/2 c white sugar
Stir until all dissolved.
Keep warm for 7 -8 hours,
** I wrapped mine in a thick blanket. It will still be a little thin when you get it out, but once you refrigerate it, it will thicken more. (Take out enough yogurt to start next batch if desired).
**** Update 7-10-13 I have started putting my yogurt in quart jars with lids and keeping it warm for 7-8 hours in an ice chest with hot water up to the neck of the jars. This works as a seal for the jars then and they will stay fresh longer!