Step 1: Pour milk (we used whole milk) into four quart sized mason jars.
Step 2: Place the jars into a pot of water with a dishrag at the bottom (to keep the jars from wobbling around and breaking) and bring to a boil. Place your thermometer into the water to sterilize it.
Step 3: Boil until your milk comes to a temperature of 185 degrees.
Step 4: When your milk has heated to 185 degrees, turn your heat off, take the jars out of the water, put the lids on, and transfer to a sink of cold water. Your objective here is to cool the milk down to 100 degrees.
Step 5: When the milk has cooled to 100 degrees, add 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt to each jar.
Step 6: Put the lids back on the jars, and place them in a cooler with towels and your pot of hot water (this is to keep the jars and their contents nice and warm). Put the lid on the cooler. Now is the waiting part. You can leave your jars in here for 4 - 24 hours depending on how you like the taste of the yogurt. We left ours in for about 6.
Step 7: Place the jars in the freezer for one hour.
Step 8: Enjoy!
|Our homemade yogurt with homemade granola|