I made yogurt!!! Ok, I am super excited about this because we consume a ton of yogurt, about two of those big containers a week. I buy the organic local yogurt at our CSA for $3 which is a much better quality and price than organic yogurt from our grocery store but it still equals out to about $24 a month. So lets see if I can do better...
Best price for good quality organic yogurt- $3 for 32 oz.
$312 a year on store bought
Organic 2% milk- $2.99 for a half gallon (64 oz.) so $1.49 for 32 oz.
$155.48 a year on homemade
$1.51 per 32 oz.
$3.02 a week
$12.08 a month
$157.04 a year saved making yogurt instead of buying it!
And if you want to factor in electricity for the crock pot don't forget the gas used to go to the store... I'm going to call it a wash. I won't even get into the cost of organic baby yogurt- super mega expensive and now I can make my own!
Homemade Crock Pot Yogurt*You can easily double this to use the entire half gallon of milk
- 4 cups of milk- I used 2% organic (We are usually a skim family but I was worried it would be runny, after a lot of research I noticed people using whole milk or adding dry milk to help thicken their yogurt but 2% worked out great for me)
- 1/4 cup of yogurt- I used plain organic, just make sure it says live active bacteria- once you establish your own yogurt you can use your homemade yogurt as the starter.
- Crock pot
- Big towel
|This is how the yogurt looked after the 8 hour rest|
|I woke up to this :)|
|and this GREEK YOGURT!!! :)|
Add whatever flavoring you like- vanilla extract, sweetener, we like ours plain topped with honey or mixed into a smoothie. YUM! Seriously, give this a try, it may take a bit of time but the hands on is super quick and easy!