If yes, you must be aware of all the challenges of making it thick and delicious – like the store bought one. If you do not know the right way of making, it may turn out runny or sour and the excess water needs straining which also strains the liquid out probiotics.
Once you learn how to make it correctly, there’s absolutely no reason you won’t make it frequently. After all, it is so yummy and healthy – with so many health benefits for people of all age groups. But it’s only healthy when it is free from harmful additives such as gelatin (paste made from animal bones), pectin (a bio-polymer acid, lab-made ingredient), etc..
To make this delicious food in the healthiest way, all you need is milk, yogurt culture (leftovers from the previous batch) and most importantly – a pure clay pot. Pure clay is a non-toxic material so no metal toxins leach into yogurt. The pot made from this substance is obviously semi-porous or breathable. So no surplus water stays in the yogurt as the micro-pores slowly draw water out (& only the water, leaving the liquid probiotics intact) making your yogurt thicker and silkier, obviously!
Here are three easy steps to making yogurt in a pure clay pot:
Heat the milk to just before boiling point (till little bubbles form on the surface). Turn stove off, and open lid and let it cool down for 30 mins or so, till you can place your little finger and hold it there for 5 secs. Now the milk is ready for the culture. (this method takes about 2 minutes hands-on-time)
Add yogurt culture. (two minutes hands on time)
Set in the oven with the lid on and oven light on.
That is a total of over 10 minutes!
Let it incubate for 6-8 hours and the yogurt is ready. The yogurt left in the pot gets thicker and thicker over time. Apart from being thicker and creamier, the yogurt made in pure clay pot is with no doubt healthier because the food doesn’t have any interaction with metals or compounds from the pot. And does not experience nutrient loss whilst cooking or heating. Also, no additives are used like in the store bought yogurt – save you from damaging effects of artificial sugars and additives.