Sweetened vanilla yogurt is very easy to make. I love having control of how much sugar is in the yogurt.
The recipe and steps are the same as basic Easy, Fail-Proof Yogurt recipe–with two simple changes. They are indicated in bold in the steps below.
The overall process of making yogurt takes at least half a day, but the hands-on involvement is only about 20 minutes.
If you like to save money, you’ll love this: HOMEMADE vs STOREBOUGHT PRICE COMPARISON
Milk, gallon $2.00
Stoneyfield, individual cup $1.00
Powdered milk $0.36
sugar, vanilla less than $0.20
5 quarts homemade = $3.56 Stoneyfield from Walmart $25
one quart homemade $0.71 Stoneyfield from Walmart $ 5
You can save even more by using your own starter. Then it’s $2.56 for 5 qts. homemade–or .51/qt–about 1/10 the price! I make 5 quarts of yogurt (vanilla and blueberry or raspberry) every other week for about .50/quart. That’s a HUGE savings! Woo-hoo!
There are several variations to this recipe(see below) and you can easily double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and/or variations with no more time investment than the original recipe. Find links at the end of the post for: plain Easy, No-Fail Yogurt, Fruit Yogurt, using powdered milk to make yogurt, several variations in one big batch, Yogurt Cheese, and Granola recipe and tutorial. For a handy, PDF chart with all the steps and variations:
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