Half gal Organic Whole Milk, (not homogenized is better, not ultra-pasteurized)
1 sm Organic Yogurt Container w/Live Cultures
Opt. – Vanilla Bean
Place the milk in a crockpot set to high and wait for 1 hour. Temp should be about 180F.
Turn the crockpot off and let the milk sit for 1 hour. Temp should be about 110F.
Stir in yogurt cultures and mix thoroughly. Throw in a vanilla seed pod, sliced open, if desired.
Wrap the slow cooker with a towel to keep warm.
Ignore for 8 or so hours. If it’s too runny, let it sit for a few more hours wrapped in its blankie.
Pour the yogurt in glass containers and then set in the fridge. Keeps great for a couple of weeks.
Note: If your slowcooker cools down too fast, turn it to warm or low for about 5 minutes every few hours. You could also put the yogurt in small glass containers before fermenting and set in the oven on a rack with the light on to keep warm. Just don’t forget it’s in there and pre-heat the oven because blammo. Not that I know about that or anything.