Yogurt is yummy and everyone loves it. If you are one of those people who loves yogurt too, you might not always want to run to the store whenever you are out of yogurt. In one of the instances that you have run out of yogurt, you might have wondered, if you can freeze yogurt at home. The answer to this question is yes, and in this article, we are going to tell you how.
Can You Freeze Yogurt At Home?
Before the time yogurt used to be manufactured and sold in mass on a commercial level, people used to make yogurt in their own homes, and it was pretty delicious. With some effort, you can freeze yogurt at home that will be as good as the kind you buy from your grocery store.
Why You Should Freeze Yogurt at Home?
You might be thinking freezing yogurt at home sounds like extra work and you’d rather just spend a couple of bucks to buy a packet of yogurt, but there are certain benefits to freezing yogurt at home. And when you consider the benefits, it becomes quite apparent that it is totally worth it to try yogurt frozen at home.
First of all, when you freeze yogurt at home, you know exactly what is in your yogurt. The packet of yogurt you buy from the supermarket may say it’s completely sugar-free, but when you freeze your own yogurt, you’d know for certain that it is sugar-free.
One of the great benefits of making your yogurt at home is that you can customize it. Always thought that the yogurt you buy is not sweet enough? Make it as sweet as you want, or even salty if you like. You are the only one who is going to eat the yogurt, so make it salty if that’s what you like. No one is going to judge you.
And if you make yogurt at home, you’ll always have as much as you need. You can make as much as you need without having to be limited to the quantity available in the packet. And it’ll probably cost you way less to make yogurt at home than buying it.
How to Freeze Yogurt at Home?
Now that we’ve gone over why you should freeze yogurt at home, let’s talk about how. If you love yogurt and eat it way too often, then you might want to consider buying a yogurt maker. With one of these, you can make batch after batch of yogurt easily and quickly, so that your yogurt craving is always satisfied.
Even if you don’t want to spend money on a yogurt maker, you can make good yogurt at home. First, you need to take the milk that you are going to turn into yogurt and give it a good hardy boil. This step is done so that the bacteria that could spoil milk, or could cause disease can be killed.
After you are done boiling the milk, you can just keep the milk in a container and keep it undisturbed in a place. Yogurt is made quickly in warmer temperatures, so if you can keep it around 110 degrees Fahrenheit, you’ll end up with a pretty good batch of yogurt. You can use your oven for that. In a couple of hours, bacteria will start their work in the milk and turn it into yogurt.
For the best possible result, you should use a clay pot to incubate the milk. Plastic also works quite well, but the clay pot gives the yogurt a smoother texture and mild and pleasant flavor which you can’t get in plastic. To make the yogurt set even faster, you can add yogurt you have from the previous batch with your new yogurt mixture.
The yogurt will be good to eat within 24 hours, and it’ll keep getting sourer as you keep it. After the yogurt is set, you can just store it in a bowl in the refrigerator, as you do with normal yogurt.
Yogurt is filled with nutrients and good bacteria that do a lot to keep the body healthy. From helping you to digest to making your immune system stronger, yogurt is truly filled with goodness. And when you make it at home you can be sure that it is filled with nothing but goodness.