One of the best parts about making your own yogurt at home is how easy it is!  If you like yogurt, you’ll definitely want to give this a try.

In today’s episode, I walk you through how to safely make yogurt yourself.  I use a trusted, proven recipe that gave me awesome results the first time I tried it.  I’ll share some of the mistakes I made before settling on that winning recipe / technique.  As usual, I also share some of the tips and pointers I picked up along the way.

When making your own yogurt, what you are really doing is using a food preservation process that goes back centuries.  In this case, it’s fermentation.  But, again, it’s easy!

In its simplest form all you need is some milk, a bit of existing yogurt as a source of live active cultures, and the ability to heat and keep the mixture warm for a set period of time.  Other than that, it’s pretty straight forward.  In addition to saving money, you also get to try your hand at using some of your home canned goodies for added fruits, flavors, and tastes.

Here’s a Link to a Recipe You Can Trust —

This is a tested, safe recipe for making your own yogurt – and it works great!  National Center for Home Food Preservation Recipe for Making Yogurt.

Listener Questions Answered in Today’s Show

  • What’s the easiest thing to can?
  • Does it matter if I buy produce at the grocery store for canning purposes?
  • What’s the best way to get people to return your jars?

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Show —

LOVE this vacuum – cleans better than ANY I’ve ever used.  Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away (NV501) (Amazon affiliate link)

This is my new Shark Steam Mop (S3601) I got to clean all my floors. (Amazon affiliate link)

This is where I’m teaching a Basics of Home Canning class on 08-April in Minneapolis.

This Amazon link shows you what a yogurt maker looks like if you’d like to go that route.  Note:  I’ve not used this model so I can’t say if it’s good or bad.


This Amazon link takes you to the thermometer I use for all my home canning – and now yogurt making too!  I see they now offer it in lots of cool colors.  Mine is plain old white.



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