|Not my favorite flavor of powdered milk, but still makes good yogurt!|
You want to try it? Let me first explain that I learned everything I know about making yogurt from reading one of my all time favorite blogs, kitchenstewardship. It's not your average mommy blog - she writes a lot, and about serious things. I always feel smarter after reading her posts. I don't believe or practice everything she shares, but I do get great frugal and healthy ideas from her. Check out her post all about yogurt for more information.
Here I am demonstrating how to make just two cups of yogurt. Depending on the size of your containers you can increase it. I usually do three jars worth myself. First, take a large glass jar and fill it with your mixed milk, any temperature. Throw in a tad more powdered milk for fun and because I've heard it helps thicken it. Place your glass in a large pot of water and bring it to a boil. Using a candy thermometer, bring it to 180 degrees.
|The rag in the bottom keeps it from rattling around too much.|
|The cooling process isn't a super exact thing so don't stress out about this step.|
|My frozen starter - sitting on the stove to thaw.|
|Staying warm for 12 hours while the bacteria multiplies and the yogurt thickens.|
|Strain it using cheesecloth if you have it, otherwise a good sturdy wet paper towel works as well.|