I came across a blog the other day and found a recipe for crock-pot yogurt.
I was intrigued. So I thought, why not?
Here is the original recipe.
Here is the recipe just in case you don't want to leave the blog. :)
Crock Pot Yogurt
1/2 gallon whole milk, NOT ultra-pasteurized (pasteurized and homogenized is just fine)
1/2 plain yogurt, with live and active cultures (this is your starter)
Pour 1/2 gallon milk into the crock pot. Turn on low and let it sit for 2 1/2 hours.
Then unplug/turn off the crock pot for 3 hours (do not remove the lid).
Take 2 cups of the milk out and wisk in the 1/2 cup of yogurt and return the mixture to the crock pot.
Put the lid back on and cover with a thick bath towel (I used a beach towel). Let sit, unplugged, for 8 hours or overnight.
The consistency is thinner than regular yogurt but the flavor is terrific. I added some peaches, granola and a touch of honey and it was amazing! You can blend in different flavors (blueberries, peaches, strawberries, etc) but I like to add my fruit to each serving.
Reserve 1/2 a cup of your yogurt so you can do it again. Yogurt will be good for 7-10 days.
I did this just as it said...minus my snafu of not remembering to plug in the crock pot. So my crock pot sat with the milk in it a bit longer...lol. At any rate, I really love how this turned out.