The Most Essential of All Essentials - Yogurt Tutorial
  • Whole milk, preferably from grass-fed cows
  • ¼ cup high quality plain yogurt with lots of live bacteria cultures listed on label
  1. Take enough milk to fill your yogurt maker and put it in a pan on the stove over medium high heat.
  2. Stir frequently and allow to cook just until it gets steamy and gets bubbles around the sides (about 180 degrees on a candy thermometer)
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool until you can keep a finger in the milk for about 20 seconds without burning (about 115 degrees).
  4. Add yogurt starter and mix gently.
  5. Pour milk mixture in yogurt maker, turn it on, and allow to sit for about 12 hours, or according to yogurt maker instructions. The yogurt should be thick.
  6. Move yogurt to fridge.
  7. If you prefer Greek yogurt, put refrigerated yogurt in a strainer and allow to strain for about an hour. The whey can be used in smoothies or as the liquid in making bread.
  8. Flavor your yogurt any way you like, with honey, real maple syrup, fruit, granola, or anything you would like.
Recipe by Health by Emily at