How to make yogurt at home-easy tutorial recipe

How to Make Yogurt (Easy Homemade Recipe)




Yield 2 quarts

An easy method for making your own yogurt that only requires milk, starter yogurt, a thermometer, and a couple canning jars and lids!



  1. Heat milk in a stainless steel pan on the stove over medium heat until it reaches 180°F.
  2. Pour heated milk into clean canning jars and cool, either by sitting on the counter or in a cool water bath until the temperature drops to 115°F.
  3. Add the pre-made yogurt from a previous batch of yogurt or from store bought yogurt.
  4. Lightly stir just enough to incorporate into the milk.
  5. Place the jars into the oven with the light on for 12-24 hours. The light should provide a consistent heat of about 110°F.
  6. Put jars into the refrigerator until the yogurt is cold and set.
  7. Once the yogurt is set you can pour off the liquid whey from the top or strain the yogurt using cheesecloth for a thicker consistency.
  8. Enjoy!


If you'd like to make a smaller batch just use a ratio of 2 TBSP starter for each quart of milk. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 75

% Daily Value

Total Fat 4 g


Saturated Fat 2.6 g


Cholesterol 16 mg


Sodium 56 mg


Total Carbohydrates 5.7 g


Sugars 5.7 g

Protein 4.3 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Wellness Mama® at