Make Your Own Yogurt

Yogurt is a healthy and beneficial food that can be used in a number of ways. If you buy it in large containers, it is a much better value than the individual serving sizes. To save even more money, learn to make your own.

Using a yogurt maker specially designed for the job is the easiest way to make homemade yogurt. The taste is different than the flavored varieties you are used to buying in the grocery store. However, it can be sweetened with fresh fruit, honey or jam. Children often like things that are somewhat sour, and if you start them out with homemade yogurt, you may find that they are perfectly happy with it. Our own children ate it for years.

Other than eating the yogurt by itself, it can be used as a substitute for sour cream on baked potatoes, or as a dip for vegetables.

You can even make yogurt cream cheese. To do this, you just put a colander over a bowl. Wet a piece of cheesecloth, and spread it inside the colander. Spoon the yogurt over the cheesecloth, cover and put it into the refrigerator to drain for several hours or overnight. Spread it on bagels or crackers, or mix with herbs for a great dip.

If you’re looking for more ideas, this site tells how to use yogurt as a beauty treatment or finger paint, as well as explaining how to make yogurt without a yogurt maker.