I like yogurt, but I don’t like the amount of extra ingredients in most store-bought yogurt. And I don’t like the waste. And I like saving money.
I’ve made my own yogurt off and on now for a few years, but more lately since Gabe is a huge fan of yogurt. Huge. Plus, it makes an easy take-to-work snack.
Before I got my EuroCuisine Yogurt Maker for my birthday three years ago, I’d read about making yogurt, but figured it’d be a lot of work.
Not so. In fact, it’s super, stupidly easy.
In case you’ve thought about getting a yogurt maker, but were similarly worried that it’d go to waste because it’s such a pain to use – check it out:
Super easy, right?
I usually eat it with a little squeeze of agave or maple syrup and a sprinkle of toasted wheat germ. (But I didn’t want to show you the wheat germ because Mike says it looks like sawdust and, okay, it does, which isn’t pretty. But it tastes so good.) You can also make it flavored - but I a) am lazy and b) sometimes use it in place of sour cream with tacos. Versatility, y’all!
(Oh, goodness, why do I continue to try to pull ‘y’all’ off? It just isn’t me.)
Also, if you’ve made yogurt without a yogurt machine you are super awesome (and should probably tell us how in the comments). I tried that once and failed. I need handholding when it comes to dairy products.
Next up, cheese…?