Homemade Yogurt Recipe

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Homemade Yogurt
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  1. Create a double-boiler from two stock pots, with water in the outer one, and your half gallon of milk in the inner one. Using a thermometer (clip-on is ideal), heat milk to 185F, stirring often to prevent burning/sticking.
  2. Remove pot of milk to a cold water bath in your sink until it lowers to 110F, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in 2-3 Tbs of plain yogurt with active cultures, as a starter. Dannon is a good choice. For future batches you will use your own yogurt.
  4. Cover and place on atop a heating pad, on a cutting board. Turn heating pad to medium and cover with a tea towel. Let it sit for seven hours undisturbed.
  5. After seven hours, uncover and stir thoroughly. Pour into old yogurt containers, or similar, and place it in your refrigerator overnight.
  6. After refrigerating overnight, your homemade yogurt is ready. It will last 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator. Be sure to save 2-3 Tbs for your next batch.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 172.43 Kcal (722 kJ)
Calories from fat 2.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.29g 0%
Cholesterol 11.04mg 4%
Sodium 210.18mg 9%
Potassium 779.17mg 17%
Total Carbs 24.98g 8%
Sugars 24.98g 100%
Protein 14.99g 30%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Calcium 609.3mg 61%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 34.52 Kcal (145 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.06g 0%
Cholesterol 2.21mg 4%
Sodium 42.08mg 9%
Potassium 155.98mg 17%
Total Carbs 5g 8%
Sugars 5g 100%
Protein 3g 30%
Calcium 122mg 61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.5
  • 4

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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