1/2 gallon of organic whole milk

4 tbs organic plain yogurt


Pour 1/2 gallon of organic whole milk into a stainless steel pot, put burner heat on high. Whisk milk almost continuously, this prevents the milk from burning at the bottom. You may feel the milk start to stick and that’s fine (continue to whisk without touching the whisk to the bottom of the pan).

Let your milk boil up three times. I take the pot off the heat each time and then return it to heat until it boils up again. Once it starts to boil and foam, it will rise quickly, so keep a close eye on it at all times.

After the third time, take the pot off the heat completely, set aside, and let the milk cool for an hour (set a timer so you don’t forget about it!)

After an hour, preheat the oven to the “warm” setting, sporadically put the yogurt into the milk (in tbs amounts). You don’t need to mix it, just plop it in in four different spots. Put the pot in the oven (covered), turn the oven off, and let it sit in the oven for 24 hours.

After the 24hours is up, put the yogurt in the fridge and let it cool completely before indulging. Once it is cooled, it becomes thicker and more delicious. You’ll never eat store bought yogurt again…

dsc_0316photo of the milk after it has boiled up three times. It’s ready to sit for an hour (pictured above).

dsc_0419After 24 hours, the yogurt has formed. I love this moment (pictured above).

dsc_0421A close up of the yogurt after 24 hours. A cream top forms in some spots. I usually remove it by scraping a spoon across the top (pictured above).

dsc_0430The yogurt after the cream top is removed (pictured above).


Author: houseregulars

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  1. I have wanted to make yogurt for years and never quite get the nerve up to do it. This post is great, I like the pictures and steps, doesn’t seem quite so daunting now, maybe I will try it!


    1. I’m happy to hear that you’re thinking of trying it out. I encourage you to do so, it really is as easy as it looks, and it’s so much tastier & cheaper than buying organic yogurt at the grocery store. Let me know if you have any questions!


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