Wanting to learn how to make the best homemade yogurt? This recipe is foolproof, and will become a staple in your refrigerator and your gut!
Have you noticed how the dairy aisles in almost all grocery stores have been fully occupied by different brands of yogurt? I even find it hard sometimes to look for the traditional dairy foods like cottage cheese and ricotta in the sea of yogurt choices.
This makes sense since yogurt comes with several health benefits. In fact, serious health conscious individuals, and those fighting chronic illness and leaky gut, are starting to learn how to make homemade yogurt to make sure that they have this dairy product available at home.
So what exactly are the health benefits of this delicious snack?
Health Benefits of Homemade Yogurt
- It can give you flat abs! Yogurt is one of the top foods that help shed pounds. Eating yogurt can send signals to your fat cells to produce less cortisol which yields fat around your waist.
- It is loaded with vitamins. One serving of yogurt can be a great source of protein, phosphorus, zinc, potassium and so much more. It is even loaded with vitamin B12 that keeps our nervous system functioning well.
- It can strengthen your immune system. This is because yogurt contains natural boosting properties and probiotics that have been shown to minimize inflammation which is the leading cause of viral infections. Yogurt can also prevent common cold and flu due to its Vitamin D content.
- It can be an aid to digestion. If you’re having some problem with digestion lately, you might want to opt for yogurt on your next desert to get rid of the toxins in your stomach. Yogurt can help you digest other food product as well as promote regular digestion.
Homemade Yogurt Recipe
It’s easy to make Yogurt at home, and all you need are just a few ingredients and a bit of your personal time.
So without further ado, checkout below the steps on how to make homemade yogurt.
Heat the milk. Pour the milk into the pot and set the stove to medium to medium-high heat. Gently stir the milk while you are heating it to prevent the bottom from scorching. Don't let the milk boil over, just warm it up to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Let the milk cool. Let it cool until it is warm to touch. Stir it once in a while; we don’t want any skin forming from it.
Add milk to the yogurt. Get just one cup of warm milk and pour it in the yogurt. Whisk the mixture until the yogurt will be fully dissolved in the milk and the mixture gets smooth.
Pour the yogurt into the remaining milk. Keep on gently whisking the mixture.
Cover the whole pot with the lid and place it in the oven. Turn your oven on and set it to about 110 degrees Fahrenheit, just enough to warm the milk.
Let the yogurt set. Four hours would be enough to let your yogurt set, though you can also let it set overnight. This will depend on your desired consistency. The longer it sets, the thicker and more tart it will be; just keep on checking the yogurt every four hours.
You can keep on whisking your homemade yogurt if you want it to be a more consistent creamy mixture. If you notice any liquid formation on the surface, you can also whisk it back into the yogurt.
Homemade yogurt is much less expensive and more often a lot better. Now I am sure that are no chemicals added to my food such as artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives making yogurt junk food in disguise.
What are your favorite toppings for homemade yogurt?