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Homemade Yogurt

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Homemade Yogurt

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons thick yogurt with live and active cultures
Special Equipment
  • A deep-fry or candy thermometer

Yogurt's popularity has become extremely popular in recent years. It's a healthy and wholesome treat that is sure to delight! We found a great homemade yogurt recipe for you to try. Per the directions, you may have to let your yogurt stand for 5-8 hours longer if you want thicker yogurt. Enjoy!

Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring and scraping bottom of pan often with a heatproof spatula (for a smooth yogurt, take care not to incorporate too much air), until thermometer registers 185°.

Reduce heat to low and cook milk, without stirring or letting it heat above 185°, for 20-25 minutes (it will be slightly thicker at the longer cook time).

Place pot in a large bowl filled with ice water. Stir constantly until thermometer registers 110° (don't go below). Immediately and gently stir in yogurt. Pour mixture into a 32-ounce jar. Cover jar and place in a warm spot in kitchen. Let mixture sit for 10-12 hours (do not disturb jar).

Taste yogurt. If you prefer a thicker, tangier yogurt, let it stand 5-8 hours longer. Refrigerate. Remember to reserve 3 tablespoons for your next batch!