Well, we're HOME! And I unpacked it, read the directions, and made yogurt successfully! Makes me wonder why in the world I waited so long to try it!
All clean and ready to roll!
I bought a yogurt maker with glass jars. I typically don't heat food in plastic- I hate the idea of the chemicals leaching into our food. Glass is a much healthier alternative!
I boiled 42 ounces of organic, 2% milk.
As the milk cooled, I measured out 6 ounces of organic, plain yogurt. I had been meaning to buy some yogurt starter, but this is a perfectly acceptable alternative until it arrives in the mail.
After I mixed the yogurt (starter) into the cooled, boiled milk, I poured it into the 7 glass 6 ounce jars and loaded them into the machine- which simply keeps the yogurt consistently heated!
I set the timer for ten hours, per the directions, and went to sleep :)
I woke up in the morning to fresh, perfect yogurt!
Why are there only 6 when I made 7?
Taste test, of course!
That just excites me!!
Perfect serving of homemade yogurt.
The kids are going to be so excited!
I popped a top on each jar and stuck them in the fridge to chill.
My kids are mildly disappointed at the store when I, still, won't buy cute individual serving sizes of yogurt, snacks, drinks, etc. I hope that this and other efforts I've been making here will excite them. I know little kids love single servings in cute containers. I don't buy them (preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, trash factor, etc.), so I will continue to try to make them- waste free!