Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crockpot Yogurt

Yep, you read that right: I made yogurt in my crockpot this week. And it was super easy and super yummy!

I read about it on this website, which totally cracks me up: A Year of Slow Cooking. Where did I learn about this website? On Pinterest. Where else? I have a little obsession with Pinterest. Anyway, this woman decided to use her crockpot every day for a year... a bit extreme. As a result, she has some pretty crazy recipes on her site. I used her tutorial, and it was so easy, it's laughable.

I decided to try it because we eat a lot of yogurt... and not the cheap stuff. Justin and I love these little DanActive yogurt drinks:

And I feed organic YoBaby to the kids. Well, to one at least... and baby Emerson will be eating them pretty soon:

This is what I started with:

-half gallon whole milk
-1/2 cup of yogurt for starter

And here's the result! So yummy. It mentions this on "A Year of Slow Cooking," but this yogurt isn't as thick as storebought yogurt. It's more like the texture of plain yogurt. But that's ok with me, since I like to drink it anyway! I've actually been diluting it a bit more, adding vanilla & a little honey. Voila! Or I eat it with granola. Next time I'm going to puree fruit to mix in as well. I honestly think I won't be buying any more yogurt. I'll just save 1/2 a cup of this as a starter for my next batch of crock-pot yogurt. Let me know if you decide to try this, and how it goes!