Friday, September 4, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday - Making Yogurt

You have been seeing it all over other blogs (or maybe that was just me) but have you tried it yet?? I made yogurt in my crock pot this week and it was the easiest thing ever! Granted, it took many hours but it only took about 5 minutes of work. Talk about amazing your's like magic.

1. Pour 1/2 gallon of milk in crock pot (I used whole milk) and turn to LOW.

2. Wait 2 hours and 45 minutes.

3. Turn off.

4. Wait 3 hours.

5. Take a little bit of milk out of crock pot, mix with 6 ounces of store bought yogurt (with live cultures, which is pretty much all yogurt), put it back in the crock pot. Whisk it all together.

6. Wrap crock pot in a towel and put it in the oven (the oven is OFF!!!)

7. Wait 9 to 12 hours.

8. Hold breath.

9. You have yogurt!! Add fruit, vanilla, whatever.

10. You are supposed to let it refrigerate for 8 hours but I had to try it right away. Wow! I made yogurt :)

If your family goes through a lot of yogurt this is certainly kid friendly! When you are putting it away hold about a cup of it for your next batch so you don't have to buy any more. I guess it keeps getting better with every batch you make. Can't wait to see for myself. Can't wait to make frozen yogurt with it :)

What kid friendly idea have you come up with this week?? Link to Mr. Linky below!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Yum! and so easy. Can't wait to try it.

  2. yummy! I can't wait to try making my own.

  3. wow I've never heard of this! However yummy it sounds I don't have all that patients to wait!

  4. Thanks for this! I would love to try making yogurt. :)

  5. I haven't tried making my own yogurt yet, but what a great idea! I'm bookmarking this gem of a post.

  6. This looks simple but time consuming but I'm willing to try it to get some homemade yogurt. My question is this, did you need to add sugar or honey to it? It seems like it would have been a bit blah without. Am I right?

  7. I puree fruit (to which I add a little sweetener) and add the fruit to the yogurt when I eat it. Plain yogurt takes a lot of getting used to. You can add vanilla as well.

  8. Just thought I'd let you know about an even easier recipe- in my humble opinion- that my sister-in-law told me about. I'm pretty sure you could leave out the sugar if you wanted to. I made it and it was SO easy and I liked that I didn't have to always be watching my timer and making sure I did the next step. So for whatever it is worth, here it is: