Homemade Yogurt

Total Time:
8 hr
8 hr

5 cups

  • 1 quart milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt

Combine milk and half and half in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat. Remove from heat and transfer to a clean bowl. Set aside to cool to 115 degrees F. Add yogurt and vigorously whisk.

Cover bowl with plastic, then wrap well with heavy towels or a blanket. Set aside in a warm place for 6 to 8 hours, or longer according to taste. The longer yogurt sits, the more acidic it will become. Store in sealed containers in refrigerator.

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    love to add fruit
    I have to agree that there is a lot of "variability" to this simple recipe. However, rating this one a "5" because of the informative link that was provided below. It explains the whole process to make yogurt (makeyourownyogurt site). The info there can also saved in adobe format.
    This is a good starting point for starting to make your own yogurt. However, the technique described is open to a lot of variability. Here is a very similar recipe that achieves predictable results every time out, with no more work or special equipment:

    I followed the directions using 1% milk, fat free half & half, and just purchased greek yogurt that said it had live cultures. After 7 hours I had...room temperature milk. What went wrong?
    I have been looking for this recipe for
    ages. My mother made homemade yogurt
    and I think this came out even smoother
    than hers. So easy to make!!
    Creamy and delicious and I use skim milk and it comes out wonderful. Better than anything you can buy in the store.
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