Yogurt is a creamy and delicious food full of essential nutrients that make it one of the healthiest foods that can be made at home. Often people turn to store-bought yogurt instead of making it at home when they face issues like yogurt turning out sour or watery. But the store-bought yogurt is not a good alternative because it is full of artificial additives and sweeteners that are unhealthy, like gelatin (glue made from animal bones), pectin (a bio-polymer acid, lab-made ingredient), etc. And all the good stuff is processed out through processes like ultra-pasteurization etc. Why get a compromised or even unhealthy version of this great food when you there is a healthier and easier way to make yogurt at home!
Here is a different way to make yogurt that is simple and it makes thick and delicious yogurt in less than 10 minutes hands-on time, so you never have to choose unhealthy store-bought yogurt again.
The key is to choose the right pot – a non-toxic, semi-porous pot made from pure clay is the right one for this purpose! Pure clay is unglazed natural clay and the pot made from it is naturally semi-porous or breathable. This allows just the excess water to evaporate leaving all the liquid probiotics intact. A unique feature that makes your yogurt thicker and silkier, naturally! Also, it is 100% non-toxic so it doesn’t leach like metal/ceramic pots.
You can make healthy and delicious yogurt at home in less than 10 minutes hands-on time, here are the steps:
- Add milk to the pot (2-3 minutes hands-on time) and let it warm on medium heat with the lid on till just before boiling point (till small bubbles form on the surface). This might take 25-30 minutes for a ½ gallon of milk. Then, turn the stove off, open lid (1-2 minutes) and let it cool for 30 minutes or so — till you can put your little finger and hold it there for 5 secs. Now the milk is ready for the culture.
- Add yogurt culture and stir. Then cover lid. (3 minutes)
- Place in the oven with oven light on. (2 minutes)
Let it incubate for 6-8 hours and the yogurt is ready! The yogurt left in the pot gets thicker and thicker in just a few hours after.
How is it healthier?
Yogurt made this way has no interaction with chemicals or toxins and it does not suffer nutritional loss while heating. As yogurt is naturally thick, and creamy there is no need for straining! And because it’s made in pure-clay (anything cooked in pure clay is very delicious) there is no need for adding unhealthy artificial additives or sweeteners like in store bought yogurt. Just a dab of salt or a sprinkle of brown sugar or any fruits of your choice or even a sprinkle of granola…
So, you can easily make the healthiest and most delicious yogurt using the right pot — A pure clay pot.
Wondering where to find such a pot? Here is the answer – head over to MEC Store where you can find them in different sizes that will suit your cooking needs.