Breakfasts

Homemade Plain Yogurt

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I made my own yogurt and it was delicious! I had a little help though. My Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling did the majority of the work. It was my first time using it and I was extremely pleased with the results. The yogurt was thick, creamy and tasted even better than the storebought stuff.

Homemade Plain Yogurt - Thick, creamy and tastes better than the storebought stuff!

Yield: 1 quart

Homemade Plain Yogurt

Thick, creamy and tastes better than the storebought stuff!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup skim milk powder
  • 1 packet yogurt culture

Directions:

  1. Add milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Add 1/4 cup milk to a glass and dump in yogurt culture packet to dissolve.
  3. Add skim milk powder and mixture in glass to the pot of cooled milk. Whisk to combine.
  4. Pour milk mixture into yogurt maker. Set fermentation time for 9 hours and press START.
  5. After 9 hours are up, the yogurt maker will switch to automatic cooling. Let cool a minimum of 12 hours.
  6. Store yogurt in the fridge.

Homemade Plain Yogurt - Thick, creamy and tastes better than the storebought stuff!

Besides the  yogurt maker linked above, you’ll also need to buy yogurt culture. I purchased mine on Amazon. For ingredients, it’s just the yogurt culture, whole milk and some milk powder. It takes a full day to make. 9 hours to ferment and then 12 hours to cool in the yogurt maker. The next day you can eat it for breakfast.

I recommend mixing in some granola or fresh berries to add a little more flavour. So so good!

Have you ever made your own yogurt?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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