In our home we try to get as much probiotics from our foods as possible. Store bought yogurt is not cultured to optimal hours at around 5 hours versus the 12 hour culture we do at our home.
you can either order a yogurt starter ( euro cuisine yogurt maker) or you can go to the store & buy your favorite plain yogurt to use as your starter.
As far as yogurt makers go. you don’t need a yogurt maker, but you do need to somehow keep the yogurt culturing at 110 consistantly for 5-12 hours. I like to use this yogurt maker for small serving sizes an d this one to make big batches for frozen yogurt.
I top my yogurt with honey and fresh berries, that way it has probiotics, antibiotics & prebiotics.
You will need:
1- Start with Raw whole milk if you can
2- heat up milk to 180 degrees
3- cool milk to 110 degrees & stir in culture ( 2tsp)
4- put in yogurt maker or whatever you have set up to keep the temperature at 110 degrees.
5- after 5-12 hours bottle up & refrigerate.