Crock Pot Yogurt
Want to make a gallon of organic yogurt for $7.00?
Or maybe non-organic for less than $4.00?
Take a gallon of milk (your preference. I get organic whole milk from Trader Joe’s for $5.99)
Pour it into your crock pot. Turn it on low, and leave it for 2.5 hours, with the lid on.
When 2.5 hours is up, turn it off, leave the lid ON and dont touch it for 3 hours.
Once three hours have gone by, open it up, pour in one cup of plain yogurt. It must have live cultures in it. I highly recommend organic, just because it seems to do best. Organic is often less than a dollar for a little tub.
Put the lid back on, unplug it, and cover the whole thing with the biggest, thickest towel you have to insulate it. Leave it overnight on the counter (yes, really. outside of the fridge!) and in the morning, the whole thing is yogurt. Do not be tempted to jostle it or tinker with it while it is sitting. Your yogurt will not set up. As it is, homemade yogurt is much thinner than store bought because it doesnt have a bunch of gelatin or other weird stabilizers in it.
Super easy, and muuuch cheaper than buying it a bit at a time. It will keep for about two weeks in the fridge. I flavor mine in batches with agave nectar and some vanilla bean. It is really yummy with fresh fruit or lemon juice too!