Making yogurt is easy and the result is delicious! The technique is pretty much the same across the board but you can play around by using different types of milk and by varying the incubation time. We've made our yogurt following the guidelines of Sandor Katz in his book The Art of Fermentation.
DIY Yogurt recipe:
- 1 liter of milk
- a few tablespoons yogurt
Heat the milk to 180 F (making sure to stir often) and hold it there for a few minutes.
Pour the milk into a shallow ceramic or glass container and let the milk cool down to 115 F (you can speed this up by using an ice bath).
Once the milk reaches 115 F, mix a few tablespoons of it with the yogurt in a smaller bowl, then add this to the milk, cover, and let it incubate at around 110 F for about 7 hours.
Place the yogurt in a jar and in the fridge. We've paired ours with local maple syrup!