Homemade yogurt

We all love yogurt, but it is crazy expensive, so we decided to start making it. Instead of buying 4 big tubs of yogurt every week, we now buy one 2L jug of organic milk and one tub of yogurt to use as fresh starter every 3-4 weeks. That translates into a savings of $50+/month. We invested in a yogurt maker (this one, because it has a really tall lid and we can make 2L of yogurt at a time!), but I know lots of people just wrap the jar up in warm towels and put it in a warm spot somewhere.

Yogurt 450x600 Homemade yogurt


  • 2L of organic milk
  • 1 cup of organic yogurt


  1. Pour milk into a big saucepan and heat to 80C. (A digital thermometer with an alarm comes in handy here.)
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool to 45C.
  3. Pour some of the milk into the jar with the yogurt and mix well.
  4. Add the rest of the milk to the jar.
  5. Put in yogurt maker (or wrapped up and in a warm spot) for approximately 12 hours.
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy!



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