How to Make Your Own Yogurt

file (2) Ever go to buy Organic yogurt at the store and spend $6-7 on a tub? Does that not give you the willies? How about spending less than $1 and having a huge fresh, healthy supply! My sister gave me this recipe to share and it makes the tastiest yogurt I've ever had!

PREP TIME: 10-20 minutes COOK TIME: 12 hours


  • End scraps of old yogurt (2-3 tablespoons). Enough to fill about 1/8 of your mason jar (The more old yogurt you use, the thicker your final product will be)
  • Milk
  • Mason Jar
  • Cooler or container you can submerge the Mason jar into a warm bath over night
  • Warm Water

INSTRUCTIONS (follow these carefully; the trick to this is not letting anything get cold or too hot!):

  1. Take 2-3 Tablespoons of your end bit of yogurt from your previous tub and let cool to room temperature
  2. Next, fill your mason jar up with milk to see how much you will need to make yogurt. Empty the Mason jar into a sauce pan, and bring milk to ALMOST a boil.
  3. Right before it boils remove from heat, and empty into Mason jar. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Once both the end bits of yogurt and milk are at room temperature, combine them in the Mason jar. Add a lid on it and shake it up real good.
  5. Create a warm bath for the jar. I used a small cooler and filled it up with hot water from the tap and submerged the Mason jar ½ to ¾ to the top.
  6. Close the lid or cover of the cooler, and let sit overnight or for 12 hours.
  7. After 12 hours you should have thick, yummy, healthy yogurt!


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