We eat a lot of yogurt here at home so at one point we started making our own. And it’s very easy to make. You just need patience to wait 🙂
Here is how we make it!
- 1 quart (1 liter) milk (3% works better)
- Heat milk to 104 F (40 C). No termomether? No problem. At the right temperature it will feel hot to the touch of the hand and slightly warm to the touch of the lips.
- Then we mix in 6 oz (180 g) of store bought yogurt (nowadays we have been using Greek yogurt) and place the mixture in a very clean jar.
- Heat the oven at a very low temperature for about 5 minutes, Turn it off and place the jar in the oven on top of a baking sheet, and we leave it there untill the next morning.
We usually make it at night, so the next morning feels like Christmas, with a surprise in the kitchen 😉
It will turn out a little runny (not as much if you use Greek yogurt), so you can let it rest over a sieve lined with cheesecloth (or any other fine mesh) in the fridge to thicken. Let it over another six yours and you get yourself perfect Greek yogurt. It will keep up to 10 days in the fridge (if closed) and for about 5 days after opening.
It can’t get any easier than that!