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I Shall Conquer This

Perfect timing! Just as I lamented recently the price hike of the big-ass plastic tub of Stoneyfield yogurt we buy each week, along comes this genius article.

They make it look so easy, this yogurt making. I think if I can handle preserving and canning, turning dairy and cultures into creamy goodness should be a cinch.

I love the idea of making my own yogurt because a) it's cheap, b) I can say/brag I made it, which is always nice, and c) how cute will my homemade yogurt look in little glass jam jars?

It's on, y'all.


  1. I have not had any success getting the freeze-dried yogurt starter locally in Nashville--please let me know if you can find someplace to get it near you. I usually either use store-bought yogurt as starter, or my friend Kristen sent me some of the freeze-dried from Oregon.

  2. Sounds good and oh how Mee Maw.

  3. Thanks for the support, ladies.
    ML, looks like Amazon has some for pretty cheap and also King Arthur -

    I am going to shop around this weekend!

  4. Erin, I have been making my own yogurt for years. I make a quart at a time, add no thickeners, and have an India style yogurt when done.
    Right before bed
    1. Heat milk to 145 - 165F (pasturizing) in heavy pot.
    2. Cool to 120F.
    3. Stir in 1 Tbs of good yogurt per cup of milk (greek yogurt to start, and then use your own yogurt from the week before as starter)
    4. Cover tightly, wrap in heavy towel (insulate) and put in the oven (cool oven, just to get out of any draft)
    5. Rise and Shine in the morning, Ta Da! Yogurt.

    I like the idea of an insulated container, so I may look at that instead of wrapping my yogurt in a heavy towel.

    Note, I use no thickeners, so it is a bit more runny, and NOT like processed yogurt you get in plastic containers at the store.

    Years ago, I started with a culture hand carried back from S. India, and the yogurt was so smooth, soothing and rich. I went on 2 week trip, my India culture died, and now I just use Greek yogurt as starter.

    Make it! It is great! Blog about it when you make it!


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