Homemade Yogurt

15 mins (prep 5, cooking 10)
3 ingredients
8 servings
I've had this recipe for about 30 years and I really can't remember where I got it from. Since I never owned a "yogurt maker", I always used this method. The recipe makes a surprisingly good "plain" yogurt. Cook/prep times do not include the 4 hour setting time or the 8 hour chilling time. **Note: After you make your first batch of homemade yogurt, you can use your homemade plain yogurt as the starter for future batches.

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  • 1/2 gallon whole milk (can use lowfat or skim milk)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt starter (off the shelf of the supermarket plain yogurt will do as long as it contains "live cultures")


Serving Size (14.79 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 9.02 Calories from Fat 4.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.48g 5.92%
Saturated Fat 0.31g 12.4%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 1.92mg 5.13%
Sodium 6.8mg 2.27%
Total Carbohydrate 0.69g 1.84%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.69 g %
Protein 0.51g 8.21%
Vitamin A 14.64IU% Vitamin C 0.07mg%
Calcium 17.89mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4