Sure, you can buy a container of yogurt at the store. But isn’t it just so much more fun to make it yourself? And share this fact with co-workers who ask you what you are eating? I knew you’d agree.
My deep desire to buy clean, basic, minimally processed food coupled with a minor (ok, major) obsession with small kitchen appliances led to my latest adventure.
After months of coveting a yogurt making machine (cute individual containers! watch milk transform before your very eyes! customize your own flavors!) I finally took the plunge and bought one. Along with a pressure cooker. And the grain-grinding container for my Vitamix. It was a big day. We’ll stick to the yogurt, for now.
The process is simple: heat milk to 180 degrees. Let cool.
Mix with freeze dried yogurt starter (or already made yogurt).
Pour into those darling glass vessels.
It’s go time.
Seven hours later, yogurt is done and ready for the fridge.
Topped with raw honey, the plain, tangy, creamy yogurt was perfection in a jar.
One more appliance to store in my unfinished basement? Check. One less item to put in my cart at the store? Mission accomplished.