Thursday, June 30, 2011

You can Make Yogurt

Readers, I made yogurt.
From June 2011
Once upon a time, it wouldn't have really occurred to me that one could make yogurt.

Then, I had a baby with extreme lactose issues. This baby also LOVES all things dairy. Yogurt and cheese being HIGH on the list. And you can not buy in a store of any kind, lactose-free yogurt.

A conundrum. Specifically because, the EW factor in diaper-changing when one's child is lactose-intolerant and insists on eating things that are lactose-y is high.

Very high indeed.

So, I googled it up real nice, and not only can one make one's own yogurt, one can make one's own lactose-free (almost) yogurt in one's own crock pot.

These things, they astound me.

So, I bought some lactose-free milk (as I am wont to do) and some plain yogurt (For a starter) and one day later, I had *almost* lactose-free yogurt. The starter had lactose in it, but I'll use my OWN yogurt as starter from here on out and in a few weeks time, I'll have made completely lactose-free yogurt.

One must add some form of sweetener to said yogurt.
From June 2011

But it is MOST delicious. Oh so very good.
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Two thumbs up from Lactose-boy! Three bowls downed in one sitting.
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These two yay-whos love it too, although they don't look thrilled here. Don't you think Spencer looks awfully grown up here?

Even Ezra approves.
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See? Ezra's chunk-a-li-cious thigh agrees. (I must refrain from chewing on that thigh, SO chunky. SO delicous!)

Derek too, voiced his approval, and to say he was a skeptic would not be using strong enough language. Eye-rolling was involved when I declared my intentions to lactose-free-yogurt-make.

Men. 

So, when it's 6 for 6, for the win, I think I shall make my crock-pot-yogurt-making a thing around here. 

Let's hear it for *almost* lactose-free yogurt! YAY! LIVE AND ACTIVE CULTURES!

YEAH!

5 comments:

Clare said...

I tried making yogurt a couple years ago. I can't remember how it turned out, but I should try it again.

Morgan -Ing said...

Clare- Really this was SO easy, just set a timer, turn off the crock pot, set the timer, stir in some starter, come back the next day = yogurt. SO easy!

Alisa said...

I'm sooo all about this. I've had friends do the ovenjar route, which is delicious (but with gas stoves down here I didn't want to do that! But I will soooo try this!

Will soymilk work with a real yogurt starter?

BloggingBills said...

When you were little I made yogurt all the time. In a bowl, in the bathroom in Germany, on top of the steam heater. It was yummy, in spite of its 'home'.
MA

Jen said...

Interesting! Not that Ethan is much of a yogurt eater (unless it comes in a go-gurt tube)--but it doesn't bother him like milk and ice cream do.

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