Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Homemade Raw Milk Yogurt
I have made yogurt once before a few years ago with raw milk and it came out good. But I never made it again as I never had the time. My mother has always made her own yogurt since I was a kid. She always boiled the milk first. I have since learned that raw milk is more nutritious and boiling the milk kills the good and bad bacteria. We only buy raw milk now, at least until we have our own goats and cow. We had too much milk in the fridge so I decided to make some yogurt as I have been craving a yogurt smoothie.
I boiled some water and poured it into the mason jar I was going to use to sterilize it. Then I heated up the milk. I don't have a thermometer so I guessed the temperature. It was probably around 100 degrees. I was really just trying to get it a little warmed up. Then I put a heaping tablespoon of store bought yogurt. I used Stoneyfield Farms plain yogurt. I stirred it with a spoon, covered it, and put it in the oven with the light on overnight. In the morning I had beautiful yogurt. You could see the cream floated to the top. The yogurt tasted amazing and it was nice and thick, not watery at all.