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Homemade Yogurt and Greek Yogurt

Updated: Oct 8, 2018

Creamy & delicious that is so easy to make

Store-bought yogurt may be convenient but it can't compare to the mild creaminess that your get when you make it at home. The good news is that making yogurt is incredibly easy. All you need is milk and a yogurt starter or a little yogurt with live cultures.

Nutrition Information (1 cup)

*Note: Nutrition information may vary slightly. Nutritional information is negligible for all other ingredients

Recipe yields - 4 cups of yogurt


Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Wait Time: 6-8 hours


Ingredients

  1. 4 cups of milk

  2. 2 tbsp of yogurt with live culture or dry yogurt starter

Method of Preparation

  1. Boil the milk and let it cool down to 110 to 120 degree.

  2. After milk cools down pour the milk into a bowl that you want to make the yogurt in.

  3. Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt from previously home made yogurt or use the dry yogurt starter.

  4. Cover the bowl and place it in a warm place for 6-8 hrs.

  5. After yogurt is set, refrigerate for at least an hour before using For Making Greek Yogurt / Hung Curd

  • Place a sieve over a deep vessel.

  • Fold a muslin cloth in half and line the sieve.

  • Pour the homemade yogurt into the muslin cloth and place the vessel in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.

  • The whey should separate and collect into the vessel and you should be left with a thick Greek Yogurt in the Muslin cloth.

Pro tips

  1. Remember to keep a few tbsp of yogurt that you can use to make your yogurt next time.

  2. For a more creamy texture, add Half and Half to your milk

  3. You will need to use homemade yogurt or a yogurt starter. Store bought yogurt don’t work.

  4. During warm weather, yogurt may take lesser time to set while during winters, it could take as much as 12 hours to set.

  5. During winters, you can preheat the oven to 100 F or 38℃, switch off the oven and place your yogurt container in the oven with the light on.

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