Using medium heat, heat milk to 190 degrees, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add gelatin, sugar and vanilla. Whisk well.
Place in oven close to the oven light. Turn oven light on and close the oven door. Let set for 8 to 10 hours.
* I often use raw sugar to make it healthier. But you can omit the sugar altogether if you’d like. You may especially want to do this if you plan to stir in jelly, pie filling or jello as detailed below.
** Once you have some of your own homemade yogurt, you can just use that for your starter yogurt instead of the bought yogurt. I usually buy yogurt approximately every 12 times to use as a starter, since it does seem that after a while the yogurt just doesn’t get quite as good.
To add flavor, stir in fruit (whole or blended), jelly, pie filling or dry flavored jello.