Yogurt has been part of the human diet for thousands of years for its great taste and numerous health benefits. This super-food is the healthiest when made at home because the store-bought yogurt is processed and full of artificial additives. It lacks probiotics and has reduced health value. Thus, it becomes important to make yogurt at home if you want to experience its health benefits:
Benefits of yogurt
Yogurt has immune boosting probiotics that also improve stamina and overall strength of the body. Its cooling effect on the body makes it an amazing summer food, and it tastes delicious especially when combined with various fruits, nuts, and berries and can be used to make shakes, smoothies, cold lassi/yogurt shake, yogurt salad dressing, and many more. Although, making yogurt at home is often considered a bit challenging, but it really isn’t if you are using the MEC yogurt maker.
A new way of making yogurt at home: Easier, Pure & Healthier
To make yogurt thick, creamy, and delicious at home, you need a MEC pot. MEC makes yogurt maker from pure clay – a 100% non-toxic all-natural raw material. Pure clay pots are semi-porous so precipitate out excess water and this makes them the ideal yogurt maker.
Once you have the MEC pot, the rest is a simple 10-minutes hands-on process:
- Heat half a gallon of whole milk to just before boiling point (till small bubbles form on the surface). Turn stove off, and open lid and let it cool down for 30 minutes or so for half a gallon of milk, till you can put your little finger and hold it there for 5 secs. Now the milk is ready for the culture. [5 minutes hands-on]
- Add yogurt culture and stir thoroughly (leftovers from the previous batch or you can use some from the organic yogurt from the store but make sure it has live cultures – avoid powdered culture). [3 minutes hands-on]
- Set in the oven with the lid on and oven light on. [2 minutes hands-on]
Let it incubate for 6-8 hours and the yogurt is ready! The longer it stays in a pure clay pot the thicker it becomes.
Where to get your yogurt maker?
Now that you know the secret to making healthy and delicious yogurt at home, you might be wondering where you can get this ideal yogurt maker:
Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) – a pioneering company based in USA has been making 100% non-toxic and healthy pots and pans from pure clay sourced locally. They sell pure clay cookware through their online store to customers around the globe.