Homemade yogurt, especially with a crock pot is the epitome of simple. Why I waited so long to save money and make it at home I have no idea! All you need to get started is a crock pot, a half gallon of milk and half a cup of store bought organic yogurt with live/ active cultures. First turn the crock pot to it's "low" setting. Then pour your half gallon of organic milk( I used raw milk which will result in a slightly runnier yogurt) into the crock pot and cover with a lid. Let sit on warm for two hours.
crock pot. Put the lid on (the crock pot should be unplugged and off) and wrap the crock pot in a towel for 8 hours or overnight.
And then the next morning...we have yogurt! At this point you can add in vanilla and fruit to flavor it. Homemade yogurt is amazing! I tasted it before giving it to the accountant. It will last for 5-7 days in a container in the refrigerator. Depending on the milk you use will depend on how thick the yogurt is. Enjoy!