Years ago I never even considered making my own yogurt. I had NO idea yogurt was something people could even make at home.
Even when I began eating healthier, homemade yogurt was just something I didn’t think I could do. It was too intimidating. Plus, it sounded like something only “weird crunchy people” do. Well, apparently I am now a “weird crunchy person” because I LOVE making homemade yogurt!
One thing I never realized – homemade yogurt is easy. Easier than making bread. Easier than baking a cake. Yes, it is crazy how easy it is and I’m tired of it being a big secret!
First of all, you don’t need any fancy equipment! There are many ways to make it, but I prefer to use my crock pot. No need to buy anything special just to make yogurt.
Second of all, you can control the ingredients in homemade yogurt. Take a look at the ingredient list the next time you buy yogurt. I have no idea why they have to add so much unnecessary junk! It is also really hard to find whole milk yogurt at the store (even organic!) which is something we are sticklers about.
Plus, homemade yogurt is also a lot cheaper. Even with our expensive milk, it still works out to half the cost of store-bought yogurt! Definitely worth the 10 minutes of work!
This is delicious in smoothies or topped with fruit and a little honey!