Total Time
13hrs 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 13 hrs 30 mins

Make your own yogurt in a crock pot! I found a number of recipes online. Here's how I did it.


  1. Pour the milk into the crock pot and turn it on low. Let sit 2.5 hours.
  2. Unplug crock pot, leave lid on. Let sit for 3 hours.
  3. Ladle out a bit of the milk and stir it in with the yogurt starter. This yogurt MUST have live cultures. I used nonfat, plain Greek yogurt.
  4. Mix in pudding mix.
  5. Return the mixture to the crock pot and the rest of the milk; stir. Put lid back on and cover with a heavy bath towel or blanket (pot still unplugged). This is its insulator. Leave it like this at least 8 hours.
  6. The longer it sits, the tart-er it gets. I like mine nice and tart.
  7. It will be thin. If you want it thicker, place coffee filters in a colander and drain off whey. You can save the whey for cooking, as it is very healthy!
  8. You can use 2 tbs fat free dry milk or 1 packet plain gelatin in place of pudding mix. I just happened to have pudding mix on hand.
  9. Mix some jam, fresh fruit, etc. into it when you serve. If you don't use vanilla pudding mix, it could also be a great base for dips or sauces.
Most Helpful

I am very excited to Use My Crock Pot in a new way.
My Daughter prepared this recipe yesterday, then called Me at 6:30 a.m. to Brag.
Thank You for Your obvious attention to Details. signed: Catsk8 in Portland, OR.

catsk8 May 29, 2012

This recipe was SUPER EASY and turned out GREAT!!! This was my first attempt at making homemade yogurt. I wanted more than just plain yogurt and the addition of the sugar free pudding to make vanilla pudding was perfect and added a bit of thickening quality. YUM YUM YUM ... I will make this again and again. Thank you Ms Teechur for an awesome simple recipe!

Lemon Girl May 29, 2012