Making my own yogurt was always one of those things I wanted to try, but never did because I was under the impression that it was a bit tricky and very time consuming. I couldn’t have been more wrong! True, it does take a lot of time, but the majority of that time is spent incubating the yogurt. That’s time you can spend doing whatever you want or need to do. Put it in your Yolife Yogurt Maker and forget about it.
There’s definitely a satisfaction that comes from making your own things. A sense of pride where you can step back, amazed with yourself, and say, “I made that!” I totally get that pride when I make yogurt. Not only that, but it’s also so much cheaper than store-bought yogurt and it’s so easy to personalize. My favorite way to eat it is sweetened with a little honey and then I add some of my homemade granola. It’s always a winning combination.
But you can also add jam, fresh or frozen fruit, pie filling, nuts…whatever sounds good to you.
And just look how thick it is. It comes out with an absolutely perfect consistency every time. Make it according to the directions on your package of yogurt starter, incubate it, then pop it in the fridge to cool and set. It comes out perfect every single time.
The Yolife Yogurt Maker comes with 6 small single-serving glass jars that you can incubate your yogurt in. Super convenient. But if you want, it also comes with a tall cover so you can incubate your yogurt in anything you want, as long as it fits under the cover. Quart and pint canning jars work great.
And now for the recipe:
- 4 cups milk (I like to use whole milk)
- 1 5 gram pkg Yogourmet freeze-dried yogurt starter
- Heat milk to just boiling. Remove from heat and cool to 75 degrees F. (This will take about 30 minutes.)
- Dissolve yogurt starter into milk.
- Pour into container(s) of your choice and incubate in your yogurt maker for 12-15 hours.
- Smaller containers need less time to incubate, whereas larger containers will need more time. A quart jar will need closer to 15 hours and 1 cup containers will need about 12 hours.