Yogurt in a Crock Pot
|May 3, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under diy, ecofriendlykitchen, food, home, household|
My husband and I eat a lot of yogurt : it’s full of healthy probiotics , calcium and protein. The main way we eat yogurt is by adding it to our smoothies. We spend a significant amount of money every month on yogurt!!! Although I have managed to find Yoplait coupons and the occasional coupon for protein-heavy greek yogurt… it’s been getting too expensive! Not to mention the waste we generate with all of those plastic yogurt containers (although I am trying to find a way to reuse the yogurt cups – maybe make a stacking cup toy for the baby?).
I accidentally stumbled upon a wonderful recipe from Jennifer over at Harmonic Mama. I can’t believe I’ve gone thirteen years of living on my own and eating a lot of yogurt without knowing that I could make yogurt in my slow cooker! Last night I was thinking about the money I will save by being able to make my own yogurt – and then I was thinking about how making my own yogurt will elevate the quality of food we are eating. We can use some of the money we save by making yogurt to buy the organic milk at BJ’s – and maybe even spring for real vanilla extract! We will now be eating organic yogurt made with real vanilla extract – for almost nothing. Incredible. Thank you Jennifer!
|…from Harmonic Mama’s Awesome Crockpot Yogurt Recipe:
“Using the thermometer I heated the milk, using the reheat cycle to 180F, turned it off and let the milk cool to 115F, than just added some plain yogurt as starter, I used Greek yogurt, replaced the clay lid, placed a terry cloth on top of it and locked the top cover of the multi-cooker. It was turned off but kept the temperature beautifully for long enough to let the yogurt cultures work the milk into a great, thick yogurt.” Read More