Take a 1 qt. wide mouth mason jar. Put in 3/4 milk in your jar and shove it into the microwave and heat until just under boiling (however, if it boils a little bit then it's ok!). Sit it on your cabinet or stove top and let it cool to lukewarm (until you can put your finger in it and it doesn't burn).
Then take 1/2 cup of store bought PLAIN yogurt (it HAS to say "with live culture" on the side) and put it in your cooled milk. Stir it good to make sure that the yogurt is mixed in the milk good. Then sit it in your oven. For an electric oven, you will use the light in the oven to keep it warm. For a gas oven you will use the pilot light to keep it warm. Leave it there for 6 or 8 hours. Any more time than that will NOT make it get more thick, just more tart flavored. After the time is up then put it in the refrigerator to get cold. When it's cold, take it out of the fridge and put 3/4th a jar in a blender.
To make a smoothie, you just put in about a handful of fruit (I use strawberries) whether it's fruit cocktail or fresh, 1/3 cup sugar or to your taste, Blend really good. and pour in a glass and drink. If you don't want fruit, you can make a vanilla by just adding 1-2 tsp of vanilla to your yogurt. Eat 2- 6 oz cupfuls a day and you'll also get your energy back if you've lost it! People who have never liked yogurt will like this.
BEWARE! IF you share with a friend, they may hog all of it from you! It is also VERY cheap and don't have all the junk and preservatives in it like store bought. IF you are a diabetic, you can switch out the sugar for Stevia, Equal or other sweetener that you use.
Source: This is from my research on different methods of how to make yogurt and what to mix with it. Thanks
By Beverly from Havana, Arkansas