Did you know you can make yogurt on your counter-top without heating anything? That’s right, they culture at room temperature! There are certain yogurt starter strains that do not require you to heat the milk at all. Simply add the milk and starter culture to a jar, cover with a cloth, secure with a rubber band and let it sit out on your counter for 24 hours.
You may think it sounds easier to just go to the grocery to buy your ingredients, but believe me it’s not. I’ve made homemade yogurt in the past with just a container of yogurt and a gallon of milk, but it always required me to use either the stove-top, a crock pot or a specialty yogurt maker and it was a long, drawn out procedure.
This time I purchased the Villi Yogurt Starter culture from Cultures for Health. This is not the only room temperature starter, but it’s the one that most people seem to prefer. It has a mild, tangy taste. If you’re not so used to eating plain yogurt, this is definitely a good one to start with.
The best part about this is ~ you only need to purchase a starter once. After your first batch you simply use one (1) Tbs of starter per cup of milk to equal the amount you want to make in total. Mix them and do the whole process all over again. You really can’t screw this up, I promise!
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