Crock Pot Yogurt

"Make your own yogurt in a crock pot! I found a number of recipes online. Here's how I did it."
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Ready In:
13hrs 40mins
8 cups




  • Pour the milk into the crock pot and turn it on low. Let sit 2.5 hours.
  • Unplug crock pot, leave lid on. Let sit for 3 hours.
  • 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.
  • Mix in pudding mix.
  • 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.
  • The longer it sits, the tart-er it gets. I like mine nice and tart.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. I am very excited to Use My Crock Pot in a new way.<br/>My Daughter prepared this recipe yesterday, then called Me at 6:30 a.m. to Brag.<br/>Thank You for Your obvious attention to Details. signed: Catsk8 in Portland, OR.
  2. 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!


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