Monday, April 5, 2010

I Vow to Never Buy Store Bought Yogurt Again!

Have you ever actually looked, even glanced, at the back of a yogurt container? Here I thought I was making a great choice by feeding my kiddos yogurt as a snack just about once, even twice a day. One word...can you guess?

Sugar, sugar, and more sugar! Not to mention the preservatives and dyes also added in there! So I went on a mission to find a no-fail, healthy, yummy, homemade version. Luckily, I found one and just had to give it a go.
The end result...

Beautiful, creamy, fresh, homemade yogurt! With NO PRESERVATIVES & NO ADDITIVES! So much healthier and alot cheaper than store bought! All of this yogurt only cost me $1.70 to make!

You will find many processes to make homemade yogurt online. Anything from making it on the stove top, to in the oven, even in a picnic cooler! But, I highly recommend making it in a Crock Pot! It was unbelievably easy, with virtually no mess!

I used Sarah's Musings recipe in my Crock Pot and honestly, don't think I'll ever attempt any other method!

So far we've eaten it with granola, mashed banana, fresh blueberries, strawberries, even kiwi! It is wonderful in smoothies as well!

Give it a go, and let me know what you think!


  1. I'm so glad that my recipe worked for you! We too love it and it's a mainstay in our fridge and home!


  2. Oh Sarah, I'm so glad you left a comment! You are the first ever to leave a comment on this blog! I'm just getting started, learning as I go! I read yours daily! Keep up the great work!

  3. I wonder if you're still accepting comments to this blog. I have questions.. We've been using non-fat powdered milk - would that work the same? Do you normally start this first thing in the morning, since it takes so long? We've been trying to do the yogurt machine-incubation overnight, but with this method, it would still take 5.5 hours before that to start it.. Also wondering about the fresh yogurt - we've read several places that freezing the starter yogurt works fine, and we've tried it. Ours has mostly been lumpy although still tastes decent. There are SO many different methods out on the internet, just don't know what to try.

  4. Cindy...I honestly have no idea if the non-fat powdered milk would work. I know I have read about people using powdered milk but not sure of the results.

    I normally start my milk around 4pm so that I can stir in my "starter" before bedtime and let it culture all night. Then it's ready when I wake in the morning.

    Personally, I've never frozen my yogurt for starter. I haven't ever had any extra to bother doing so!

    When I was researching methods to try this one was a no-brainer for me because of my love for the crock pot. It's the first and only one I've ever tried...and it works wonderfully for me, so I just haven't bothered any other method. Let me know if you decide to try it and how it worked out!

    Good luck with your yogurt adventures!