Everyone has heard about the health benefits of yogurt. The yogurt is abundant in good bacteria, which is only one of the many benefits it has for our overall health and well being.
How to Make Your Own Yogurt at Home!
Besides the good bacteria, the yogurt has other health benefits, including:
– It makes the skin smoother
– It makes the abs flatter
– It boosts the immune system
– It protects the body from colds
– It ceases hypertension
– It prevents osteoporosis, due to the high content of vitamin D and calcium.
We all know how easy is to get yogurt all we have to do is go to the supermarket. However, what if we told you that you can make your own yogurt in your home? Yes, it is possible and rather easy, you just need to stick to the recipe we will present just now. This homemade yogurt tastes better than the store-bought and, what is even better, it does not contain preservatives, it costs less, and it is environmental-friendly, as you won’t need any materials for packaging. You probably already have the needed ingredients in your kitchen, and once you learn how to prepare the homemade yogurt, you will stop buying the one from the stores.
Ingredients Needed for the Preparation of the Homemade Yogurt: – One quarter liter of raw, organic milk
– Two tablespoons of yogurt that does not contain sugar, or organic yogurt (to use as a starter)
Other Items Needed for the Preparation of the Homemade Yogurt:
– Wire whisk
– Thermometer – Saucepan
– Electric heating pad – Quart-sized mason jar
– Bath towel
Make sure you got all the ingredients and material needed for the preparation of the homemade yogurt and you are ready to begin.
Preparation of the Homemade Yogurt
Take the milk and pour it in the heated saucepan, until it starts boiling a little. However, it should not be scorching. Once the milk is heated, pour it into the Mason jar, and let it aside until it cools down. Use the thermometer to measure the temperature. When the milk cools down to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, add the yogurt to the jar and stir. Make sure you close the jar well and then wrap a heating pad around it, and then a towel. Let the heating pad turned on for ten hours, not moving the jar or the wraps. In the end, when these ten hours have passed, place the jar in the fridge and leave it there for an entire night.
The following morning you will find your homemade yogurt ready. If you want to get a distinct and interesting flavor, you can add some spices or fruits, to taste. It is not recommended that you use cow milk for the preparation of the homemade yogurt, as the best one is the goat milk.