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Homemade Yogurt
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Homemade Yogurt

Why should you bother making homemade yogurt when it's SO easy to buy it?  And, how do you make homemade yogurt?  Let's take a look!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade yogurt, yogurt recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Stef


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons plain store-bought yogurt with live cultures 2 teaspoons homemade yogurt from a recent batch, or 2.5 grams dried yogurt culture


  • Heat milk to 185-190 F, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and let milk cool to 110-115 F.
  • Mix in store-bought yogurt, homemade yogurt, or dried yogurt cultures.
  • Pour mixture into heat-resistant container(s) and fully secure lid(s).
  • Place containers in yogurt maker and follow manufacturer's instructions.


If you prefer to use skim milk, optionally add 1/4 cup of milk powder to the milk before heating in order to produce a thicker yogurt. You may choose to use the milk powder with low-fat milk as well, but it is not absolutely necessary.
To produce a Greek-style yogurt, strain completed yogurt with a cheesecloth.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 241mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Calcium: 212mg | Iron: 0.1mg