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Friday, May 8, 2009

Homemade Yogurt

Yummy homemade yogurt!!!!

Ingredients: and things you need!
1/2 gallon whole milk
1/2 cup Dannon plain yogurt with live active cultures
1 or 2 boxes of jello (your flavor of choice)(optional)
2 cups of pureed fruit of your choice (this is optional)
1 crock pot
1 blanket
1 towel

Turn Crock pot on LOW

Pour into crock pot 1/2 gallon of whole milk (I have heard some people use powdered milk)

Cook on low for 2 1/2 hours

Turn crock pot off after the 2 1/2 hours and let sit for 3 hours with the lid on

After the milk has sat for 3 hours scoop out 2 cups of the warm milk into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of dannon plain yogurt -this is your yogurt feeder. The next time you make it you will have your own feeder.(with live active cultures)

Add one box of jello (some don't use any flavoring or some use flavored pudding for creamer yogurt-depends on your taste)

whisk and whisk and whisk

Add yogurt, jello and milk mixture back into the crock pot and cover with a towel and blanket.
Wait 8 to 9 hours before peaking!

Dip out 1/2 cup and save for your next yogurt feeder so you don't have to keep purchasing Dannon plain yogurt with live active cultures.

Add strawberries and bananas or fruit puree of your choice. My kids don't like any lumps in their yogurt so we pureed our fruit all the way up until it was smooth. We added a little sugar because my kids are used to Trix yogurt! Some people add honey to sweeten!

This will last 7-10 days in the fridge. Your feeder will last the same.
This recipe made 24 1/2 cups! I actually did a little math this is approx. 09 cents per container. I paid 52 cents per container of Trix yogurt last week with a coupon!


Mother Goose said...

That is a great savings! What do you think about the taste? Is it close? Also, I was wondering if these would make good freezer yogurt pops?? Ya think?

Thanks for contributing, I haven't been able to share much lately. Actually, nothing.

gretchen said...

Funny-I never get to share! All I cook around here is beans or frozen foods lately so I was glad to run upon this to share!

I loved loved the taste. It is a little thinner than trix. We added sugar to ours but if you don't like sweet yogurt then don't it would be so much better for you! Someone told me if you use powdered milk it would thicken better and not peak. I just couldn't help myself I peaked under the blanket all night long! I couldn't wait to see if it was working!!!!
I think the pops sounds great. I'll try it since I have so much yogurt!!!

Can't wait to beach! I guess we'll eat some yogurt pops with our spagettos!!!

Jen said...

So it was really good? Funny, just this morning I remembered reading about how to make yogurt in the crockpot and was thinking I wanted to do that soon. Now that I actually KNOW someone who did it, I'm gonna do it too!!!