Thursday, February 4, 2010

Got culture?

Breakfast chez nous: homemade organic yogurt.  Excuse me while I jump up and down and spit nickels, folks. I made yogurt!  It was like magic, no joke.  (Did I mention I'm a cheap date?  Did I need to mention I'm a cheap date?)  I used Avivah's tutorial and made a GALLON of yogurt for less than $6.  (Compared to the $3.69 32 oz. tubs of Stonyfield Farms that my creepies suck down in one sitting, that's very, very good. )  And, as an added bonus, it's ambrosial---as in, "really, really yummy."  The part of the process that I had to stay awake for  took a little over an hour, which was fine, because it gave me a chance to check out a bunch of creative spaces when I'd normally have been dead to the world.  It was me, a pot, a lid, a candy thermometer, and a gallon of organic milk.  Heat, cool, stir, sleep, eat.  That's it, in a nutshell.  We used it to make Pink Drink this morning, and had lots of happy little breakfasters.  Here's the 'recipe':

Pink Drink:

  • yogurt (1 cup per serving)
  • frozen strawberries
  • flax oil (1 tb. per serving)
  • wheat germ
  • rice milk (1 cup per serving)
Put all of your ingredients in to a big bowl and use an immersion blender to reach the consistency you prefer.

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  1. Wow. I'm sitting here, drinking my strawberry kefir, and I'm now actually craving homemade yogurt, all thanks to your post.

    One question for you: What do you mean when you say it's ambrosial?

    P.S.: Great photo collage - she is just adorable!!

  2. yeah yum! i think you've inspired me to try my own, and thanks for the recipe

  3. Jon: I meant it was yummy. Sorry. I was a little more enthusiastic than is reasonable, considering that I was writing about fermented milk.

    Isis: Let me know how it turns out!

  4. That's OK, my bad. Thought that "ambrosial" was some newfangled organic adjective I was unfamiliar with...

  5. My mom has a fancy yogurt maker that makes it in cups like this:

    That's not going to touch your gallon though.

  6. Hi, Wendy, I'm so glad my instructions were helpful! Isn't it crazy how easy, cheap, and delicious it is?!


Thanks for taking the time to makes me feel a little less like I'm talking to myself again.