Homemade Yogurt in 3 Hours

Homemade Vanilla Yogurt in 3 Hours , with no special equipment and just a few basic steps. | By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn


Yogurt is something my family absolutely loves. In fact we like all milk products, from regular milk, to buttermilk (with pan-fried potatoes, yum!), homemade fresh cheese, to sour cream (with borsh for example).
While I do not own a cow and can not get fresh milk, I do make my own fresh cheese, buttermilk and sour cream. Yogurt though, is something I made completely by accident.

Homemade Vanilla Yogurt in 3 Hours , with no special equipment and just a few basic steps. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com @Letthebakingbgn
I was heating the milk to make buttermilk (which then I was going to make into fresh cheese) and I overheated it, going all the way to 180F, instead of 120F. I was upset because it meant that I had to wait until it cools down enough for me to mix in the buttermilk starter.

 

Homemade Vanilla Yogurt in 3 Hours , with no special equipment and just a few basic steps. By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com @Letthebakingbgn

Next day when I checked on my milk-turned buttermilk, I was surprised to find it much thicker then my usual cultured milk. It was a very pleasant surprise as it meant that I now knew the trick to bringing my regular buttermilk to yogurt consistency.  I wish all accidents were this nice!

I like to make my yogurt non-flavored and add jams, berries, sugar or honey right before I eat it, but if you want to make Vanilla Yogurt, it’s actually very easy. Just add 1 teaspoon sugar & 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract to every 1 cup of heated milk and allow to sit for in closed jars, in 120F water. It will not produce very sweet yogurt, so if you want it more sweet adjust the sugar to your liking.

Homemade Yogurt in 3 Hours

5 from 1 vote
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 quart yogurt

Ingredients

  • 1 qt milk
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt Tillamook/Dannon etc.

Equipment

  • Large Pot / Crock Pot
  • Jars & Lids

Instructions

  1. Place jars into 350F oven for 15 minutes. Remove, let cool.
  2. Heat milk to 185F, then let cool to 120F.
  3. Thoroughly whisk 1 tablespoon yogurt with 1/2 cup warm milk. Add the mixture to the rest of the milk and stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour milk into sterilized jars. Close with lid.
  5. Place jars into the crock pot or large pot. Pour enough warm (not more than 120F) water to be 1 inch below the top of the jar.
  6. Cover the pot with lid and then a folded towel.
  7. Leave for 3 hours.
  8. Remove the jars from water and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  9. Will keep good for up to 2 weeks.

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Homemade Yogurt in 3 Hours

5 from 1 vote
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Ingredients

  • 1 qt milk
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt Tillamook/Dannon etc.

Equipment

  • Large Pot / Crock Pot
  • Jars & Lids

Instructions

  1. Place jars into 350F oven for 15 minutes. Remove, let cool.
  2. Heat milk to 185F, then let cool to 120F.
  3. Thoroughly whisk 1 tablespoon yogurt with 1/2 cup warm milk. Add the mixture to the rest of the milk and stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour milk into sterilized jars. Close with lid.
  5. Place jars into the crock pot or large pot. Pour enough warm (not more than 120F) water to be 1 inch below the top of the jar.
  6. Cover the pot with lid and then a folded towel.
  7. Leave for 3 hours.
  8. Remove the jars from water and refrigerate until ready to eat.
  9. Will keep good for up to 2 weeks.

Homemade Vanilla Yogurt in 3 Hours , with no special equipment and just a few basic steps. | By LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

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