We purchased yoghurt for a Christmas treat and then craved more. At $5 a litre the cost was astronomical, so I began investigating how to make our own. Using these recipes and tips we made a batch up, cost only $3 for 2 litres! Using a slow cooker is so simple, just three basic steps.
- Pour 2 litres(.52gal) of milk into slow cooker. Cook on high until temperature reaches 180F. Takes about 2.5 hrs. (You will need a milk thermometer.)
- Take off lid and cool until temperature drops to 115F.
- Add one cup of yoghurt (containing live cultures) and half a cup of powdered milk. (Too runny otherwise). Place lid back on and towel over the pot, works best to store in cold oven for 10-12hrs.
After our success with cows milk we used the same method to make goats milk yoghurt. All was fine.
We then branched into making frozen yoghurt.
- For every litre of milk add half a cup of sugar and store in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Then add to your frozen yoghurt machine, run the machine for 20 minutes and then freeze.
Having made cow and goats milk yoghurt I discovered a recipe for coconut milk yoghurt which I may yet try. If you are keen to make soy yoghurt I also found a couple of recipes, although some sites suggested the above process was successful.