Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Make Your Own Yogurt

Chase and Ian both go through an obscene amount of yogurt.  Which is great.  I guess it's healhty for the most part (except for that nasty nasty Trix neon-colored stuff).  But it's expensive!!

So, my friend Ruby (Hi Ruby!) found this recipe to make yogurt with the crockpot on another blog and I finally tried it out.  

And it's totally awesome!!  Ian snarfed a whole bowl of it this morning with just a drizzle of honey.  There are only two ingredients: 1/2 gallon of whole milk and 4 oz of already prepared yogurt.  Also, it's almost completely hassle free, because the crockpot does all the work.  I'm telling you, super easy.  Easier than going to the store and putting 20 little containers of it in your cart, then stacking them neatly in the fridge.

From 1/2 gallon of milk (I guess less than $2 about, right?)  and $.50 of yogurt, I made 72oz of yogurt.  And you just have to add a little fruit or preserves or honey or granola or whatever you want to make it a little sweeter to eat.  So, compared to the store brand of yogurt, at 6oz for $.50, that would be $36...right?  I'm not a math person, so someone check me on that.  It sounds really really high...

Anyway.  Thought I'd share!


Jen said...

Ooh, thanks. I'm totally going to do this.

Preppy Pugs said...

Thank you for the recipe post! I can go through a lot of yogurt myself. Have you tried to add a vanilla flavor to the yogurt? I wonder if that would work?

Laurie said...

On the recipe blog, there are a bunch of comments about additions to the recipe. I'm sure you could add a little vanilla and maybe a bit of sugar to sweeten the base.

You're welcome!