Homemade Yogurt

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2Ingredients
24Hours
150Calories

Description

Making yogurt — with no added sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup, no thickeners, and no shady business — is easier than you think, and requires no specialized equipment. This recipe tells you how to make yogurt using a dutch oven or other heavy pot to heat the milk and hold the heat in while the yogurt sets. You don't need a yogurt maker, a heating pad, a slow-cooker or an Instant Pot. Stir in some store-bought yogurt to get things started, and you don't need a yogurt starter. This recipe makes plain yogurt, but of course you can add fruit, honey or flavorings — or strain it in cheesecloth or a paper towel set in a pasta strainer in the fridge overnight to create homemade Greek yogurt. For a creamy finish, make whole-milk yogurt. For a leaner product, use 2-percent milk…

The first time you make your own yogurt, you won't believe how easy it is. Once you've made your first batch, the live cultures in your homemade yogurt can be used to make the next batch! Just remember not to eat it all (though if you do, buy more commercial yogurt and repeat the process).

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Ingredients

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  • 1/2 gallon 2% reduced-fat milk ((or whole milk))
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt ((store-bought, or from an earlier batch of homemade yogurt))
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    Directions

    1. Pour milk into a Dutch oven or heavy pot. Skim milk does work, but the results aren't as creamy - we recommend whole or 2% milk.
    2. Heat the milk to 200º F (very hot, but not boiling). Stir to keep the milk from burning on the bottom. Heating the milk like this changes the protein structure so it will set properly.
    3. Let the milk cool down to 115º F - lukewarm. If a skin forms, stir it back in before the next step.
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    NutritionView More

    150Calories
    Sodium6% DV150mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs4% DV13g
    Calories150Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol20mg7%
    Sodium150mg6%
    Potassium470mg13%
    Protein10g20%
    Calories from Fat45
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate13g4%
    Dietary Fiber
    Sugars13g26%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C4%
    Calcium35%
    Iron

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(3)

    Sofia Hernandez a month ago
    It's expected to be a little runny unless you strain it. Great recipe. Very easy to follow. Simple.
    Josh Taylor 7 months ago
    Worked out perfect! Much better than store bought yogurt!
    Nancy Arnaout 9 months ago
    It is a perfect recipe👍🏻, I encourage trying it by following accurately the direction mentioned.

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