When it comes to homemade, there is no comparison when it comes to a good homemade yogurt. The trick is to have the right equipment. To make my homemade yogurt, I used the Euro Cuisine Automatic Yogurt Maker. It came highly rated, and I couldn’t be happier with it. So how do you make yogurt? It’s really very simple. It just takes time to cook.
- 42 ounces fresh whole milk 5 1/4 cups
- 6 ounces prepared plain yogurt
- 8 to 10 tablespoons powdered milk
- Euro Cuisine Automatic Yogurt Maker and the seven jars provided jars
Clean the yogurt jars and set aside. Pour the milk in a high sided saucepan and heat to 180° F (1 to 2 minutes until it starts to climb the side of the pan). Remove the saucepan from heat and allow the milk to cool until it’s lukewarm (110° F). In a small bowl, whisk 6 ounces of warm milk with the prepared plain yogurt and powder milk until all the ingredients are completely dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Mix the room temperature milk and the yogurt milk mixture together until all is completely combined and smooth in texture. Using a funnel, pour the mixture into the seven jars provided
with the yogurt maker. Carefully place the jars – without the white lids – in the yogurt maker. Cover the yogurt maker with its clear cover and set the timer for 7 hours. Do not disturb the yogurt maker while it’s cooking. Once the yogurt is done, place the lids on the jars and refrigerate and use within 10 days.
Notes: By adding or omitting the powdered milk, it will give you a firmer or softer yogurt. You do not have to boil the milk. However you must make sure that the milk is at room temperature, and you will need to increase the time to 8 hours. You may use 2% milk, but you will need to increase the time to 10 hours: for skim milk increase the time to 12 hours.
I love the clean clear taste of my homemade yogurt. I bought an extra set of jars so that I could make more when the last batch of yogurt is almost gone. I’ll add fresh fruit for a healthy snack. It goes very well with my homemade granola in the morning for breakfast. The opportunities for it’s uses are endless. If you try this, let me know what you think.
Time to eat…