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Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt

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Homemade Yogurt… is such a simple thing to make!  You won’t believe how amazing it tastes too- silky, clean-tasting, and much better than the store bought stuff!

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Homemade Yogurt

Homemade Yogurt by

Homemade Yogurt… is such a simple thing to make!  You won’t believe how amazing it tastes too- silky, clean-tasting, and much better than the store bought stuff!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 quart 2 percent milk
  • 3 Tbsp plain low-fat yogurt


  1. In a large sauce pan over medium high heat warm milk to 180 degrees; stirring occasionally to prevent scolding.
  2. Let cool to 115 degrees, take 1 C of hot milk and combine in small bowl with 3 Tbsp yogurt; whisk until smooth.
  3. Whisk back into the remaining warm milk and then our into a quart jar.
  4. Wrap in two kitchen towels completely covering the sides and top.
  5. Let stand undisturbed for 4-5 hours.
  6. Refrigerated with lid for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
*I saw this recipe while flipping through Martha Stewart Living Dec 2012

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Homemade Yogurt… is SO fun to make and SO easy!  You won’t believe it!!  I remember as a kid watching my mom make yogurt- with a machine and little cups and the whole she-bang BUT, I’m afraid this is a much better way. (no offense, mom!)

In fact~ I’m eating some right now with granola on top and it’s completely fabulous 🙂

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!




PS~  Now that we have all this delicious Homemade Yogurt… I’ll be posting some delicious recipe ideas for how to use it up!

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  1. Christine says:

    5 stars
    I look forward to trying it! I am a huge yogurt fan. There is nothing like the sweet taste of fresh homemade yogurt!

  2. Becky says:

    Love the idea! Do you know if it has all the great bacteria that yogurt usually has?

  3. Lisa says:

    I made this exact yogurt recipe this morning following all directions to the letter. It’s been more than 4 hours and my yogurt is as runny as plain milk. I was researching online and came across your post. Since you had success any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks 🙂

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Lisa… I would just let in cool to room temperature and refrigerate it. I think it should thicken up… I would just make sure that the temperature was 115 degrees when the yogurt is added and then double wrap it to keep the temperature constant. Cross my fingers that it sets up for you 🙂 I’m glad you found my site and I hope you’ll come back often 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

      • mandy says:

        Mine too was really runny after cooling on the counter, but after having it in the refrigeration for a couple hours it has a much thicker texture. I am excited to try it! Ruthie, you have some wonderful recipes and ideas… thanks for sharing!

      • Ruth says:

        I’m so glad…. yes, it does thicken up in the fridge. I’m so glad you found me and I hope you’ll stop by again soon! xoxo~ Ruthie

  4. Melissa B says:

    4 stars
    Sounds like a great way to make yogurt!

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