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Yogurt, Homemade + Greek Yogurt

Though we’re back to cold rainy days next week, at least someone got the memo about it being the first day of spring today.  Oh sunshine, won’t you stay?

For the following weeks, whether the weather decides to cooperate or not, I’ve planned an arsenal of fresh and light recipes for y’all, starting with my homemade Greek yogurt.

I enjoy eating yogurt but don’t enjoy the price, particularly the price of Greek yogurt.  Since I’ve begun making my own, I’ve been eating it almost everyday with homemade granola and homemade jam {recipes to come}, and even use some of it for a refreshing mask {try it with honey and lemon and your skin will thank you}!

The best parts of this yogurt are that it costs so much less, is an easy 2 ingredient fix, and once you’ve begun, you’ll always have a starter to begin another batch whenever you want.

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Yogurt, Homemade + Greek Yogurt
 
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Serves: 1 Quart
Ingredients
  • 4 c whole milk
  • 5 tb yogurt
Instructions
  1. In a pot, slowly heat the milk to 180.
  2. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool to 115. This step is very important. An electronic candy thermometer will help.
  3. Whisk in the yogurt {I used prepared yogurt from my last batch but any high quality store-bought works here too}
  4. Pour the entire contents into a jar and wrap with a towel and set, undisturbed for 10-15 hours. It's important not to jiggle it like I did the first time I made this.
  5. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving or, after it's been chilled, line a container with cheesecloth/nylon/paper towels/coffee filter and scoop in the desired amount of yogurt. Allow it to strain {without touching the bottom} overnight.
Notes
Time does not include the inactive time that includes the overnight set or chilling.

Want more money saving tips?  Check out these tips + a $10 supper idea for 4 people with roasted chicken, kale salad, and cookies!  Also, if you live near a Rita’s Italian Ice, they’re celebrating today with a free treat!

Love,

Your Squishy Monster ^.~

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