How to make Homemade Yogurt. A very easy guide to making your own yogurt and flexible with so many uses, from breakfasts, baking, desserts, marinades and many savory recipes. Or simply enjoy on it's own with some fresh fruit!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our Lovefoodies supporters, Cathy Kopp

Here, Cathy shows us how she makes her own homemade yogurt. It's an easy recipe, although it takes a little time before you see the results, Cathy tells us it's worth the wait! Of course you can use yogurt in many things, as a breakfast, marinade, in salads....the sky's the limit.

One of the many benefits is that you control what goes in to making the yogurt, so there are no additives and you can also change the flavours if you wish. In the photo below, Cathy made Homemade yogurt, pecan granola, layered with honey, blueberries, and strawberries and of course Cathy says it is delicious!
Recipe by Cathy Kopp.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 hours

Yield: 14 cups

Ingredients 

1 gallon or 3 3/4 litres milk (I used 2%)
1 cup powdered milk
4 tablespoons plain, unpasteurized yogurt

Instructions:

1. Mix the milk and powdered milk in a large stockpot and slowly bring to 180 F, stirring often. Then remove from heat and let temp drop to 110F, stirring often.
2. Stir in 4 tablespoons plain, unpasteurized yogurt and place into containers and place in dehydrator (or oven) set at 115 F for 12 hours.
3. When done, keep in refrigerator or you may freeze.
4. Add fruit, sweetener, and/or flavorings when serving.

How to make Homemade Yogurt. A very easy guide to making your own yogurt and flexible with so many uses, from breakfasts, baking, desserts, marinades and many savory recipes. Or simply enjoy on it's own with some fresh fruit!

How to make Homemade Yogurt. A very easy guide to making your own yogurt and flexible with so many uses, from breakfasts, baking, desserts, marinades and many savory recipes. Or simply enjoy on it's own with some fresh fruit!

How to make Homemade Yogurt. A very easy guide to making your own yogurt and flexible with so many uses, from breakfasts, baking, desserts, marinades and many savory recipes. Or simply enjoy on it's own with some fresh fruit!

Notes: 

1. It keeps for about 3-4 weeks in the fridge.
2. It freezes well, but divides some and gets lumpy, so it must be whisked well after thawing.
3. When you get to the last container, it can be used as starter for the next batch.

How to make Homemade Yogurt
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 hrs
Total Time
12 hrs 10 mins
 
Servings: 14 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 gallon or 3 3/4 litres milk I used 2%
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 4 tablespoons plain unpasteurized yogurt
Instructions
  1. Mix the milk and powdered milk in a large stockpot and slowly bring to 180 F, stirring often. Then remove from heat and let temp drop to 110F, stirring often.
  2. Stir in 4 tablespoons plain, unpasteurized yogurt and place into containers and place in dehydrator (or oven) set at 115 F for 12 hours.
  3. When done, keep in refrigerator or you may freeze.
  4. Add fruit, sweetener, and/or flavorings when serving.

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