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Yogurt, Homemade + Greek Yogurt


Though we’re back to cold rainy days next week, at least someone got the memo about it being the first day of spring today.  Oh sunshine, won’t you stay?

For the following weeks, whether the weather decides to cooperate or not, I’ve planned an arsenal of fresh and light recipes for y’all, starting with my homemade Greek yogurt.

I enjoy eating yogurt but don’t enjoy the price, particularly the price of Greek yogurt.  Since I’ve begun making my own, I’ve been eating it almost everyday with homemade granola and homemade jam {recipes to come}, and even use some of it for a refreshing mask {try it with honey and lemon and your skin will thank you}!

The best parts of this yogurt are that it costs so much less, is an easy 2 ingredient fix, and once you’ve begun, you’ll always have a starter to begin another batch whenever you want.

How to Make Homemade {Greek} Yogurt

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Yogurt, Homemade + Greek Yogurt


  • 4 c whole milk
  • 5 tb yogurt

  1. In a pot, slowly heat the milk to 180.
  2. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool to 115. This step is very important. An electronic candy thermometer will help.
  3. Whisk in the yogurt {I used prepared yogurt from my last batch but any high quality store-bought works here too}
  4. Pour the entire contents into a jar and wrap with a towel and set, undisturbed for 10-15 hours. It’s important not to jiggle it like I did the first time I made this.
  5. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving or, after it’s been chilled, line a container with cheesecloth/nylon/paper towels/coffee filter and scoop in the desired amount of yogurt. Allow it to strain {without touching the bottom} overnight.

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22 thoughts on “Yogurt, Homemade + Greek Yogurt

  • ela@GrayApron says:

    Cool, Angela! Great project, I enjoyed the video! ela

  • lester says:

    looks creamy , delicious and lovely! Angie you are so vivacious, wonderful,n and lovely! Thank you and have a lovely day!



  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Aw thank you, Les!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I especially love it when the projects are edible!

  • Deepti says:

    Home made yogurts are the best! I always prefer homemade v/s store-bought…the process is so simple, it just needs a little bit of planning

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    And you can do it in your jammies too (just like I do sometimes)

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says:

    Yay! I love being able to make staples from scratch!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    It’s encouraged me to eat a lot more of it (which I’m told is a good thing) and if it’s encouraging me to eat more, I’m all in!

  • Louise says:

    Happy Spring, Angela!!!

    I haven’t made home made yogurt in a couple of weeks, Angela. I do usually have it on hand. I guess I’ll have to buy a new “starter” but oh my goodness it is so worth it! I’ll use the first couple of batches of the new yogurt for pancakes or baked goods. As I’m sure you are aware, it gets better each time! (just a note on starter, make sure it has active yogurt cultures) Unfortunately many products that claim to be yogurt don’t actually have active yogurt cultures. Thank you so much for sharing, Angela and for just the nudge I needed to make me some yogurt!!!

  • Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says:

    What an easy recipe for one of my favourite foods!! I love it!

  • Joanne T Ferguson says:

    G’day! Well done Angela! Is nothing like the satisfaction of making something from scratch!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    For sure!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I hope you’ll try it

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’ve frozen my starter and had decent results too, this way you’ll never be without

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime says:

    I used to make my own yoghurt all the time but I haven’t done so for ages. Thanks for the reminder

  • Veronica says:

    Sooo cool you make your own yogurt. And it’s so simple, there’s no reason not to. Gotta try it!

  • Louise says:

    Wow! Really Angela! I didn’t know you could freeze starter. That’s GREAT! Thanks for the tip!

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz says:

    Yeah, we are expecting 4 to 8 inches of snow until Sat night…nothing yet though. It is amazing how easy it is to make yogurt…reminds me of my cheese days. Should make some again. Great recipe.

  • brian says:

    ohhh cheesecake yogurt! squishy is a genius! hehehe

  • Joanne says:

    I’ve been buying a whole lot of yogurt so it is definitely time I learned how to make my own!

  • Francesca says:

    I just had a giant bowl of this with chia, walnuts and honey for breakfast. Great minds! Have you ever thought about dressing this recipe in a savory way? I use this for lebneh, too!

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Check out my garlic spiced chicken and dressing

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