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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!

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!

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

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 1 quart
    Prep Time 12 hours
    Cook Time 9 hours
    Total Time 21 hours
    Thick, creamy and tastes better than the storebought stuff!


    • 4 cups whole milk
    • ½ cup skim milk powder
    • 1 packet yogurt culture


    • Add milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.
    • Add ¼ cup milk to a glass and dump in yogurt culture packet to dissolve.
    • Add skim milk powder and mixture in glass to the pot of cooled milk. Whisk to combine.
    • Pour milk mixture into yogurt maker. Set fermentation time for 9 hours and press START.
    • After 9 hours are up, the yogurt maker will switch to automatic cooling. Let cool a minimum of 12 hours.
    • Store yogurt in the fridge.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 98mg | Sugar: 11g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Breakfasts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Homemade Plain Yogurt

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    1. This is a GREAT recipe. It’s the same one that I use. Here are a couple of tips to make this process even easier.

      #1 – You DO NOT need a yogurt maker to make yogurt. Using a mason jar or 2, heat the milks (regular mixed with powdered) in the microwave for about 5 minutes (or until it reaches 180 degrees). Allow the milk to cool to 110 degrees. Add yogurt culture. Wrap the Jar(s) in a towel and place them back in the microwave with the door closed. In the morning you’ll have yogurt.

      #2 – You only have to buy yogurt culture ONCE! Use a tablespoon of homemade yogurt as starter for your next batch.

      #3- Freeze a bit of your homemade yogurt in ice cube trays to use as starter for your next batch.

    2. kathy downey says:

      Thanks for the recipe i would love to try this sometime !d

    3. Judy Cowan says:

      It would be fun to try making my own yogurt at some point, doesn’t seem that hard.

    4. I have never made my own yogurt. My hubby doesn’t eat yogurt so I would just be doing it for one and it seems easier to just buy some every week since I don’t use a lot of it.

    5. I eat yogurt a lot so would like to try making my own.

    6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

      This sounds fairly simple. How do you go about adding flavours to the yoghurt, besides just dumping in fruit? 

      1. I think you should be able to add extracts to the mixture like vanilla or orange!

    7. Calvin F. says:

      Didn’t know making your own yoghurt would be so easy. All i need is the yoghurt culture

    8. I make my own homemade yogurt (have for years and use the same culture my mom and grandmother used for the last 30 years). It’s the best and the taste is amazing!

    9. Julie Wood says:

      I have never made my own yogurt and I would like to make it for once. I have been drinking kefir because it is so healthy. But this yogurt would be good with fruit for breakfast and has no additives which is good!

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