Homemade Yogurt

A friend of mine sent me this genius recipe that’s healthy, homemade and cheap!!

Ingredients:
6 cups low fat milk
1 small container plain yogurt
2.5 cups non-fat dry milk (doubles the protein)
1 opened probiotic capsule
Sugar (or other sweetener)
Jam or fresh fruit
1 t vanilla (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 100 degrees (sometimes called dehydrate or breadproof) and turn on the oven light – yogurt needs to be about 112-118 degrees to culture.

Prepare glass dish with airtight lid by sanitizing in the dishwasher or boiling for 5 minutes.

Combine milk, dry milk, yogurt starter, and probiotic capsule and mix until dissolved. Cover with airtight lid.

Place in the oven for 8 hours with an optional stir 1/2 way through. After the 8 hours stir and refrigerate for 2 hours to thicken.

Pour 1/2 cup into a dish as your starter for next time. It’s recommended that you go back to a store bout starter every 4-5 batches.

Pour the rest into a blender and add sugar, vanilla and whatever else you’re flavoring with.

Note: only add 1.5 cups of dry milk if you want drinkable yogurt.

*Eat within 10 days and use your starter for your next batch within 5-7 days for befits results.

Update 3/10/11:

Nutrition Facts (based on basic yogurt with Stevia and Vanilla added)

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Amount per Serving

Calories 97
Calories from Fat 13.1

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 1.45g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.86g 4%
Cholesterol 9.11mg 3%
Sodium 126.88mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 12.68g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11.79g
Protein 8.47g 16%

Est. Percent of Calories from:

Fat 1%
Carbs 52%
Protein 34%

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

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/recipes/organic-hommade-yogurt/#ixzz1GDObJN6a

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