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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Homemade Yogurt from Grass Fed Milk

We bought grass fed whole milk for the first time and I couldn't wait to taste it and then try making yogurt. The milk itself is so rich and I can't believe I've never had it fresh before! It's totally worth it, especially with it being unpasteurized so the healthy enzymes are still present. Well, here's our first ever yogurt made with raw cow's milk:

-Place 1/2 a gallon of whole milk into slowcooker on low for 2 hrs 30 min. Turn off slowcooker and unplug.
-Leave covered and sitting in base for 3 hours.
Milk with the cream floating on top.

-Stir in 1/2 cup of yogurt starter. Whisk in well.
-Replace lid. Remove crock pot from base and wrap in a few thick towels or a thick afghan.
-Leave in cold oven for at least 12 hours.

-After 12 hours, remove afghan and check consistency. If all was done right, yogurt should be ready!

Look how rich and thick it is! We like it with a little honey.

Voila! Half a gallon of yogurt :)

This is the best tasting yogurt yet. The yogurt we made regularly with store bought whole milk was really delicious, but this is a hundred times richer and creamier and all around tastier. 
Next, I want to try making clotted cream with the grass fed milk. We'll see, I might have to wait until our next order. Until then, Baby Boy and I are really enjoying having this yogurt every day :) 

Lock up your yogurt or this guy might swipe it!

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