Easy Homemade Yogurt! Low Carb? Sugar Free? - No added sugar and make it any flavor you wish (I made Homemade Peach Yogurt)

Homemade Plain Yogurt

1-2 T plain yogurt, either store bought or from an earlier batch
1 quart water
1 1/2 cups - 2 cups dry milk powder

Use a 1 quart container of whatever style you wish but it's easiest if it has some sort of lid.
Fill it about half way with water, add the plain yogurt 'starter' and whisk or mix briefly, then add the powdered milk.  1 1/2 cups gives a thinner yogurt and the full 2 cups of dry milk powder will give you a thicker yogurt.  Shake, whisk or blend until smooth.  Fill the rest of the container up to the 1 quart line.  Put the top on or cover it well, and let it set for 12 hours someplace fairly warm.  I put mine on a heating pad set to 'low' and cover with a dish towel.

Around the 12 hour mark, check it.  It might need a couple more hours if it wasn't quite warm enough.  When it's thick and creamy, place it into the refrigerator.  It's now just like store bought plain yogurt.  

If you want to flavor it, use flavored water drops, lemon or vanilla extract, Torani or Davinci flavored syrups, etc. and/or a liquid drop natural sweetener or fine powdered confectioners style sweetener.  You can add berries/fruit of your choice but remember whatever fruit you use will add to your carb and sugar counts.  

My container of choice is a 1 quart container with a lid and a blender ball inside.  All I have to do is shake it to mix!  It doesn't get easier than this.  And you can see my super fancy dancy heating pad.  Ha ha.  Yeah, just a plain old cheap heating pad - set on low for my heat source.

After 12 hours it's thick and creamy and 'done'.
Now I like to add my flavor - remember, the only kind of yogurt I like is a tangy peach with pieces of fruit.  I use freeze dried fruit.  I love the texture once it's rehydrated in the yogurt, and it keeps my yogurt nice and thick.  I don't like thin yogurt.

It's hard to find just "peach" flavored water/liquid drops but that's ok because I love mango and it's easier to find peach mango mixtures.  This one is by SweetLeaf and is made with stevia.

Just flavor your yogurt to your own taste-testing.  Add more of the flavor, fruit or sweeteners you wish.

Because I'm a picky yogurt eater, I won't eat it if it's a 'big' container in the fridge, but I crave it when it's ready to go in small glass jars.  I don't know why... I'm weird.  I know.

I use small canning jars for our yogurt.  Keep in the refrigerator and eat as you like!  Be sure to save out 1 or 2 tablespoons of the plain yogurt to use as a starter for your next batch!

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