Friday, June 03, 2011

Homemade Yogurt

After our green chile experiment, I've been pouring over canning books lately.

My kids LOVE yogurt and, if I let them, would eat it for every meal. But I have to set limits. Just like I have to set limits for berries (which they eat like candy). So, I decided to try homemade yogurt. After researching the process extensively, I made the final decision when:

a) I found a recipe for homemade frozen lime yogurt that looked amazing and that used the homemade yogurt recipe also found in the book.
b) When I was out shopping with a friend we happened to come across a candy thermometer on clearance for $2. It was definately a sign.

And so last night I took the plunge of fermenting dairy. Preparing the yogurt took less than 20 minutes (and will take even less time next time as I know what I'm doing. While I was sleeping the magic began and this morning I woke up to 2 jars of yogurt. Real yogurt!! So easy and it yogurt! Can you gather that I'm still slightly shocked that it worked?

So, now I'm just waiting for my cheese cloth to arrive in the mail to make my frozen yogurt. Yummy.


Shawn and Mish said...

Hmmm. Sounds good!! Can you point me to a recipe??

Shawn and Mish said...

I forgot to hit the 'email follow up comments' button :)

Squishy Burrito said...

Can you send me your email and I can forward you the recipe? I've already written it out through email and it wouldn't really work in a comment. I may have your email but I'm not 100% sure who you are. I have a good idea but your profile is private. :)