NOTE: You don’t have to keep buying this starter!! Save 3 tablespoons from each batch to start your next batch! What a money-saver!
Find the best liquid stevia here, and my favorite powdered stevia here.
Optional~ If you want to sweeten your yogurt ahead of time, very subtly, stevia does a good job and keeps this treat high in protein, high in fat and but low in insulin-producing sugars. Stevia does not interfere with the culturing process. You can still drizzle a little honey or pure maple syrup over the yogurt when you’re ready to eat it, if you wish. That teeny bit of stevia is undetectable but makes the finished product perfect for our needs. I use 10-15 drops of the liquid stevia, or a couple of sprinkles of the stevia powder; stir in before culturing, so your warm, cultured yogurt is ready to eat!
If you prefer not to use stevia, you can leave your yogurt unsweetened; or add maple syrup or honey afterward.