But, if you have the slightest inkling of making your own...it couldn't be easier than the method I learned from my friend from Everything Home with Carol.
Many years ago I made yogurt with a little set of thermos-type, smallish containers that sat in a row inside an electric warmer. It was a great little gadget, but it was long gone. When I asked my friend Carol how she makes yogurt, she showed me how to do it in my crock pot. Her article (link above) is full of great information that I won't go into here.
Instead, I will just show you my process.
First, I buy some organic whole milk. (Apparently raw milk is even healthier, but it is very hard to obtain unless you have your own cow or own a "share" of a cow from a local farm.) You can use low fat, or non-fat if you like; I prefer full fat yogurt. This 96 ounce bottle cost me $2.99.
The muslin will allow the whey to drain into the bowl, thereby, thickening the yogurt. The plastic strainer is merely for support. Note: I tried using cheesecloth for this process and found it messy and disappointing. Some people use a consume' strainer, but they are very expensive and this little square of muslin only cost me a few quarters. It is washable and can be used over and over.
Sometimes I have a little taste first.
In the morning, about the time some of you are reading this post, I will scoop the thickened yogurt into a container, and pour the whey into another. It will be 24 hours after I began the process, with only 15 minutes hands-on time spent.
|Finished. And so easy!|
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Thank you Carol, for this superb and easy method!
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