How to make Yogurt.

Making your own yogurt is easy, fun and gives you that little feeling of superiority we all like to experience every now and again.
Servings 2 cups Greek or 4 cups Regular yogurt.
Author The Art of Doing Stuff


  • 1 litre quart of Milk, (whole, 2%, 1% or skim)
  • 1 Tbsp active yogurt plain


  • Heat your milk in a saucepan over medium heat to 180 F (almost boiling, this happens quickly)
  • Remove pan from heat and allow milk to cool to 115 F. This will take around 30 minutes.
  • Once the milk is at 115 degrees, stir in 2 Tablespoons of yogurt until combined.
  • Now your job is to keep this concoction at 115 degrees for the next 8 hours. There are a few ways to do this:
  • Pour your milk mixture into a mason jar (or similar) with lid and place the entire jar into a small cooler filled with warm water. Leave for 8 hours. Or ...
  • Pour your milk mixture into a good thermos, wrap it in a towel and leave it for 8 hours. Or ...
  • Put your yogurt in the oven if your oven has an oven setting as low as 115 and leave it for 8 hours.
  • After 8 hours you will have 4 cups of yogurt that's probably thinner than what you're used to.
  • You can refrigerate it as is, or you can drain the liquid whey out by straining the yogurt through cheesecloth for a couple of hours in the fridge. Just pour the yogurt into cheesecloth, tie it up and hang it over a bowl.