The texture of this yogurt is much smoother than store brands that may add gelatin and other fillers.
My yogurt is 4 cups of whole milk and 2Tbsp plain yogurt.
My understanding is that you do not need a machine to make yogurt. However, the ease of use makes it more likely that I will continue making it. I basically heat the milk, cook it down a little, add yogurt, stir, and place it in my yogurt maker.
I scored the Donvier above–unopened–at a thrift store. Check out Craig’s List or Ebay. So many people receive these for gifts and never use them.
The well-known health benefits of eating yogurt are the following:
• Enhanced lactose digestion,
• Prevention/treatment of acute rotavirus and antibiotic-induced diarrheas,
• Stimulation of intestinal immunity,
• Stabilization of Crohn’s disease,
• Improving the balance of microbial population in the intestines,
• Activity against Helicobacter Pylori,
• Improved immunity to disease,
• Inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. Yogurt’s fermenting agents produce some bacteriocins which, combined with their acidity, prove beneficial for the intestinal flora,
• Improving intestinal transit.
Yogurt also provides calcium, and some studies have shown it enhances your immune system and helps fight off pneumonia. If you’re one of those people who are prone to illness, you might consider adding live cultured yogurt to your diet.
I’ve been eating one everyday. Mmm, they’re so good!