I've been on a Greek yogurt kick lately. I love it with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of granola, and a sliced banana. It's the perfect breakfast before a hard workout. But it's a touch expensive. At 6 bucks for 32 ounces, it's not an every day food. I thought.
But...I knew there must be some way to make it at home. I grew up with the yellow yogurt maker with its individual cups (not nearly enough yogurt for my family). When we were in Taiwan, someone let us use a thermos contraption that sometimes worked, sometimes didn't. I've had minimal success with making yogurt on the stovetop. So when I looked online and found a recipe that used the crockpot, I figured, why not?
All I can say is delish! Perfect! I love that there's not stove watching or double boilers or even thermometers. It takes time, but not much work on my part. I just had to set the timer. I did let it drain for a couple of hours to thicken it up. The recipe (1/2 gallon of milk) filled a 32 oz yogurt container. I'm so tempted to get some raw milk from our dairy farming friends and try making full cream unhomoginized yogurt.