Make Homemade Yogurt

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Learning how to make homemade yogurt is not only fun it can be a learning science experiment. You will need a crockpot, milk and a small carton of ready made plain yogurt when making this .

Since the yogurt takes hours to sit I find the best time to start the yogurt is around 1-2 p.m. This way it will be ready to sit overnight around 7-8p.m. When you wake up and stir your yogurt about 7-8 a.m, it will have sat overnight for 12 hours.

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Make it Homemade

Step 1: Use a small 2 quart crock pot, turn to low and pour in 4 cups milk.
Step 2: Cover with lid and cook on low for 3 hours.
Step 3: Turn off heat and let milk sit in the covered crock pot for 3 hours.
Step 4: After 3 hours take out 1 Cup of milk and place in a bowl.
Step 5: To your 1 Cup of milk from the crock pot, add 1/4 Cup of plain yogurt. Whisk together.

stirring in warmed milk

Step 6: Pour milk mixture back in the crockpot and whisk together.
Step 7: Cover the crock pot with a large blanket or towels and let sit overnight.
By covering your crockpot you are making an incubator.
covering crock pot
Step 8: Next day whisk and place in a plastic container. Store in the fridge.
Use within 1 week-10 days and if you'd like to make it again, save 1/4 cup of your yogurt for the next batch.
 yogurt with blackberries

Use your Homemade Yogurt Recipes in:

Stir into mashed potatoes
Yogurt Soup
With granola
Fruit Dip
Greek Gyros with sauce
Frozen Yogurt Snacks
Frozen Yogurt
Yogurt Bites
Yogurt Cups
You can make a larger batch depending on if you can use the amount of yogurt within a week.

Homemade Yogurt Maker

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Science Behind

The ready made yogurt has bacteria in it that when combined with the milk in a warm place causes the milk to ferment. The tangy flavor is caused by this bacteria fermenting. So simply stated yogurt is milk that has fermented. You can not make yogurt without these active bacteria.

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