2 quarts whole milk
2 TBSP yogurt with active cultures
Optional Topping Ideas
Fresh fruit- berries, peaches, banana, etc.
Chopped roasted nuts
Large saucepan with heavy bottom
It’s easy to make your own wholesome yogurt at home! There are many other ways to make yogurt- in this video we focused on making yogurt using a food dehydrator. We set up an Excalibur Food Dehydrator, and had ourselves a delicious yogurt party. This simple recipe uses a half gallon of whole milk and just 4 tbsp of plain cultured yogurt as a starter. Simply heat the milk, cool and add starter, then let sit in the dehydrator overnight!
If you are interested in making your own yogurt but don’t own a food dehydrator, alternative recipes can be found online or at your local library.
Heat your milk to 185˚F over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let it cool to 110˚.
Add your yogurt starter to the cooled milk, mix until completely blended, and then pour the liquid into clean, dry containers.
Set the containers in a preheated food dehydrator set to 110-115˚. Check it in about 9-10 hours. It’s easy to set right before bed and let it run overnight. Let the yogurt cool down, and store your containers in the refrigerator to set.
Eat it plain, or add your toppings of choice. One large container is a good idea for storing plain yogurt in your fridge to serve as desired, and smaller containers make it easy to take your yogurt on the go! We have many different smaller sizes of clamp-lid glass jars that make this treat lunch ready.
• Fresh chopped fruit- think fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries…
• Local raw honey drizzled on top
• Crunchy granola or chopped roasted nuts
• Mix in a spoonful of jam for a sweet, fruity treat
The possibilities are endless for flavor combos- dress it up any way you choose!