In many parts of the country, it’s getting hot and reaching the 90’s. Why not make some yogurt (link to yogurt cornerstone article) as it is a perfect superfood for summer? It’s cooling, soothing, nutritious, and light – the reason some people also call it ‘comfort food’. And takes about 10 minutes hands-on time to make!
And why is it a superfood? Because it improves digestion, boosts immunity, strengthens bones and teeth, improves cardiovascular strength and can help you lose weight. It also makes an amazing dessert – of so many kinds!
If you like yogurt but buy it from the store, you are missing out on most of it benefits mentioned above. The store-bought yogurt is not as nutritious as home made because it has unhealthy artificial additives to improve shelf life and almost all the good stuff is processed out during the different processes of commercial preparation.
Why depend on the store bought when you can quickly and easily make your own much healthy version? All you need is milk, yogurt culture (leftover from previous batch) and MEC’s clay pots. MEC pots are 100% non-toxic, all-natural and healthy that do not leach like metals or ceramics, AND they cook with far-infrared heat so nutritional cells are damaged.
Once you have all three, this is what you need to do:
- Heat the milk till small bubbles form on the surface. Turn stove off, open lid and let it cool down (for about 30 minutes if ½ gallon of milk), till you can put your little finger and hold itâ¯thereâ¯for 5 secs. [… 5 minutes hands-on]
- Add yogurt culture. Stir thoroughly. [… 3 minutes hands-on]
- Set in the oven with the lid on and oven light on. [2 minutes hands-on]
Let it incubate for 6-8 hours and the yogurt is ready!
The longer it stays in a pure clay pot the thicker it becomes. This is because the walls of (the unglazed) MEC clay pot are semi-porous and let just the excess water evaporate. As no additives or thickeners are used, this yogurt is the healthiest and most nutritious.