Homemade Yogurt

READY IN: 6hrs 15mins
Recipe by Bonnie bonbon

this is a healthy and delicious addition to anybody's diet. you can add spices, sugar, fruit, veggies, anything you want. i also use it in recipes, adding it at the end. many indigenous cultures use fresh yogurt, and for good reason.

Top Review by Kasha

Very easy and economical to make and set up very well. I used a cup of dry milk powder, but wouldn't use so much next time, it set up too firmly and lost some of the tanginess I think because of the quantity of milk powder I used. I also used all organic products to make it--where else could you get so much organic yogurt for the price?? Good, easy technique.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart milk
  • 14 cup yogurt (from store)
  • 12-1 cup nonfat dry milk powder (powdered milk)


  1. combine liquid milk and powdered milk in a pot, put on stove at medium setting.
  2. preheat oven or toaster oven to "warm" setting (100-150 degrees F).
  3. once milk threatens to boil over, remove from stove and cool (in ice bath if desired) so that the pan is not too hot to the touch.
  4. combine milk and yogurt in a very clean tupperware container, cover container.
  5. set container in pre-heated oven, leave for about 6 hours.
  6. your yogurt should be nice and thick-- now store it in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  7. NOTE: The ideal incubation temperature is 115 degrees F, plus or minus 10. Instead of a warm oven, you can use a sunny outdoor spot during summertime. In winter, you can set the container by a radiator or wood stove. Recently I have found the crockpot is a reliable heat source. Simply place water in your crockpot, filling the pot about halfway. Then place the covered yogurt container inside the crockpot, making sure the water does not enter the yogurt. You can then use a thermometer to monitor the water temperature, and adjust your crockpot during the incubation period to maintain ideal temperature.

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