- Half gallon of 2% milk
- 1/2 cup store-bought natural, live/active culture plain yogurt
- 1 packet of gelatin in the flavor of your choice, or unflavored for plain yogurt
Cook milk alone in the crockpot on low for 2 and a half hours
Turn off your crockpot, and let sit covered for 3 hours
Uncover and add the gelatin and 1/2 cup of store bought yogurt (you need live cultures to start the process)
Gently stir to mix and put the lid back on the crock pot
Wrap the crockpot with a thick towel or blanket for insulation and let sit for 6 hours
Uncover and check the thickness, if you want it to be thicker, rewrap and let sit for another two hours.
If you want to put fruit in your yogurt, I suggest you do so at the time you eat it and not try to put fruit in the whole thing at once. You can puree fruit to add, but it will make the consistency thinner. It will thicken a bit when chilled. If you like it sweeter, you can add sugar or sweetner to the mixture. Your homemade yogurt should last for a week to ten days in the refrigerator.
The cost savings by making this yogurt over buying it at the store are very high, so if you eat a lot of yogurt in your household, start making your own!
Have a great week!
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