Yogurt is obtained by the natural process of milk fermentation in the presence of bacteria. In this process, the milk sugar also known as lactose is converted to lactic acid. Yogurt is much easier to digest because of its mild acidity, that’s why it is so much better than milk, especially for people who are intolerant to lactose.
Yogurt has a high nutritional value and few calories, it contains calcium and proteins. It helps your body absorb vitamin B from foods. The most significant is the presence of Lactobacillus, which balances the intestinal flora.
We will show you how to make yogurt at the comforts of your home.
How To Make Homemade Yogurt
You will need:
- One liter fresh goat milk (if you can find organic milk, use it)
- Half a liter of yogurt (use organic yogurt without sugar or any other additives)
First, take a pot and warm your milk. Check the temperature by dipping your finger. Be careful, and don’t bring the milk to a boil. In the second bowl, add the yogurt. Add warm milk to yogurt and mix well until all the ingredients combine. Cover the bowl with a lid and let it stand for 3 to 4 hours in a warm place. Make sure you like the taste and the density. If you want, you can leave it for 24 hours, so that the homemade yogurt becomes more “sour”. Put the finished yogurt in the fridge and eat it or drink it cold.
You can even go further organic, instead of buying starter yogurt you can make one at home. You will need fresh non-pasteurized milk to stand in a pot, at room temperature for 24 hours. The fresh milk will start ferment and you will get the yogurt- starter that you can use in the recipe above.
The calorific value of the homemade yogurt is very low. We recommend eating 2 meals that contain 2 cups of yogurt daily. Don’t forget to keep the homemade yogurt in the refrigerator because it does not contain preservatives as the store bought one, and it will spoil very easily.