If you are like me, it is easier to do something after you see someone else do it! I can read a recipe and do it, but if I can watch someone, it gives me more confidence that I am doing it correctly. So, I am starting a video tutorial series to help give you the confidence to try new things!
Because yogurt is such a popular food and is full of probiotics, it is a wonderful addition to any diet. Populating your gut with “good” bacterial is one of the easiest things to do to ensure good health. And, because yogurt is so full of probiotics, it is easily digetible. In fact, many people who are unable to tolerate milk can eat yogurt!
In the following video, I use a recipe in which the milk is heated to 180F. You can, however, make raw milk yogurt if you have access to fresh milk. To make raw milk yogurt, follow the steps below but only heat the milk to 100F and add your yogurt starter. I have found the raw milk yogurt to be a bit runny but it works great in smoothies!
1 gallon whole, preferably raw
1/2 c cultured plain yogurt starter – purchased starter (where to buy starter) or store bought yogurt with active cultures
1. Heat milk over medium heat to 180F. Allow milk to cool to 115F – 120F. I place the pot of milk into a sink of cold water to speed the cooling process.
2. Once the milk has cooled, add starter and stir well.
3. Pour into jars.
4. Place them in an insulated cooler and leave overnight or wrap the jars in a bath towel and place in a warm, out of the way place for 6 – 12 hours.
5. Unwrap the jars and refrigerate. The yogurt will separate if not chilled before using.
**** Save 1/2 c. to start your next batch.
Warning: Your yogurt consumption will probably increase now that you know how easy and economical it is to make!
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