There are SO many benefits to making your own yogurt! First of all, it tastes SO much better when you make it yourself! Secondly, it is way cheaper! Last but not least, it is packed full of healthy probiotics to support a happy gut!
And for me, the best part is that it is SUPER easy! 😀
Make Your Own Yogurt
Slowly heat the milk to 185-195 degrees
Remove from heat, and allow to cool to 100-115 degrees
Whisk in yogurt and make sure it is fully mixed in
Pour into a jar, screw on lid and either:
place in dehydrator @ 115 degrees
put on top of heating pad and place a large pot up-side down over the top of the jar. Put heating pad on low.
Allow to "cook" for 8-10 hours.
Place in the fridge overnight.
The next morning:
Or if you like a thicker yogurt: pour into cheesecloth bag and allow to drip for several hours until desired thickness is reached. (Save whey for other recipes!)
You can make as much or as little as you want at a time. I personally make a gallon at a time, because we love using yogurt for pretty much all our dairy needs. We use it in place of sour cream, cream cheese, and make frozen yogurt in place of ice cream!