Easy Homemade Yogurt

Easy Homemade Yogurt
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Homemade Yogurt could not be easier! With just two ingredients and some patience, you will make your own homemade yogurt from scratch, free of any additives and totally delicious.

Choose a good quality full-fat milk, preferably organic (the blue lid one). Follow the steps below and I am certain you will be left with a creamy smooth yogurt that you can enjoy in any way you like.



Easy Homemade Yogurt

A jar of homemade yogurt looks so creamy and smooth.
Yummy!

What to Make with Easy Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt is versatile. A bowl of plain yogurt is amazingly refreshing, especially during summer. You can also add some berries or nuts to your bowl to turn it into a fulfilling breakfast or snack.

How about yogurt in smoothies? It gives such a creamy smooth texture to your drink!

Are you a fan of Labneh? Check out the creamy Homemade Labneh that I made. I used Greek yogurt in this video, but you can follow the same steps using homemade yogurt! Once it is ready, check out how to turn labneh into a flavorful delicious breakfast!


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Pro Tips for Easy Homemade Yogurt

Set a wooden spoon on top of the milk pot so it does not over boil.

It is preferable not to use the yogurt on the same day it is formed. Leave it for the next day!

After the initial development time of 10-12 hours, the yogurt must be stored in the fridge.

The yogurt will gradually change flavour after 10 days, so it is best not to be consumed after this period.

If you do not have jars, you can use a Pyrex dish with a lid.

Leave some yogurt that you can use for the next time you make this delicious homemade yogurt.


Creamy Homemade Yogurt!

Five stars yogurt!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my homemade yogurt too watery?

This happens if you add the starter yogurt when the milk is still too hot or it has become too cold.

Should I stir the yogurt while making it?

Do not stir it at any time; not while the milk is boiling, not when adding yogurt, nor when it is incubating! This might interrupt the process of yogurt formation.


Ingredients

  • Whole fat milk preferably organic cow milk
  • Whole fat Greek yogurt

Steps to Prep

First, put the milk in a pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat. It needs around 13 minutes. Then, let it boil for about 10 minutes. Switch off and let it cool for 5-6 minutes.

To make sure that the milk is ready, dip your pinky into the milk. It should not burn you nor be lukewarm. 

Now, split the milk into two jars. Add 1.5 tablespoons of whole fat Greek yogurt to each jar.

Cover the jars and wrap each with two kitchen towels. Then, cover each with a small blanket to keep it warm. Set the jar in a shaded corner in your kitchen. Make sure it is not in your way. Leave it wrapped for 10 hours.


After 10 hours…

Move the wrap and the lid. The milk should be hardened, so it does not spill or come out of the jar. It may have the slightest liquid on top.

If this is what you get, place the jar in the fridge without a lid for one or two hours till this liquid is absorbed. Yogurt is ready!

Finally, put the lid back and keep the yogurt in your fridge for about 7-10 days.

In case the milk does not harden within 10 hours, wrap it again and give two extra hours. Then, follow the same process.


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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put the milk in a pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat. It needs around 13 minutes.

  2. Let it boil for about 10 minutes. Switch off and let it cool for 5-6 minutes.

  3. Make sure that the milk is ready. So, dip your pinky into the milk. It should not burn you nor be lukewarm. 

  4. Split the milk into two jars. Add 1.5 tablespoons of whole fat Greek yogurt to each jar.

  5. Put the lid to cover the jars and wrap each with two kitchen towels. Then, cover each with a small blanket to keep it warm.

  6. Set the jar in a shaded corner in your kitchen. Make sure it is not in your way. Leave it wrapped for 10 hours.

  7. After 10 hours, move the wrap and the lid. The milk should be hardened, so it does not fall apart or come out of the jar. It may have the slightest liquid on top.

  8. If this is what you get, place the jar in the fridge for one or two hours till this liquid is absorbed by the liquid. Yogurt is ready!

  9. Put the lid back and keep the yogurt in your fridge for about 7-10 days.

  10. In case the milk does not harden within 10 hours, wrap it again and give two extra hours. Then, follow the same process.

Note

It is not necessary to split them into two jars. If you do them in one, they will also come out perfectly.

Do not leave it outside the fridge. Also, do not leave it for more than 10 days. If you do, yogurt will become sour and smells bad.

If you do not have jars, you can use a Pyrex dish with a lid.

Leave some yogurt that you can use for the next time you make this delicious homemade yogurt.

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