At the same time that I ordered that root beer extract, I also ordered some packets of powdered yogurt starter. I've been meaning to get around to making homemade yogurt since Christmas, and I finally, finally, made some this week.
We have a cute little yogurt maker, which turns one quart of milk into yogurt. It takes about 6 hours to make one batch. I have to hold out 1/2 cup of the new yogurt, to use as starter for the next batch. It turns out that my family can consume more than 1 quart (minus 1/2 cup) of yogurt at one sitting - big surprize there, huh? I have seen recipes for making 1 gallon of milk into yogurt, but it is a good bit more work than using the little yogurt maker, so for now, I think I'll stick to making a quart at a time.
A few weeks ago, Allen went shopping in San Pedro Sula, and brought home a couple bags of frozen strawberries. Talk about some happy kids - strawberry yogurt! Rachel plans to try making some strawberry/chocolate yogurt soon. There's nothing like adding chocolate to . . . well, almost anything, right? ;-D