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Looking for an easy and delicious homemade yogurt recipe? Here's how to make homemade yogurt in both a crockpot & Instant Pot - both super easy!

How to Make Homemade Yogurt

 Looking for an easy and delicious homemade yogurt recipe? Here's how to make homemade yogurt in both a crockpot & Instant Pot - both super easy!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Homemade Yogurt
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 16 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon whole milk
  • 1 6 oz container plain unsweetened yogurt
  • food or candy thermometer
  • slow cooker
  • 2-3 large towels

Instructions

  1. Pour milk into crockpot; turn to high and heat to 180 degrees. (This will take between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.)
  2. Turn off the slow cooker and allow milk to cool to 120 degrees (This will also take between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours.) Measure unsweetened yogurt and allow to sit at room temperature while milk is cooling.
  3. Once milk has reached 120 degrees, mix yogurt into milk and stir gently but thoroughly.
  4. Replace lid and bundle crockpot with several towels. Set crockpot in an out-of-the-way place where it the yogurt can ferment, undisturbed, for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  5. Carefully unwrap crockpot and transfer crock to refrigerator to let yogurt cool completely. Do not shake or stir--the less you disrupt it, the better it will set.
  6. Serve with fresh fruit, berries, chocolate, granola, or coconut...the sky's the limit on this one! 

  7. Be sure to reserve 3/4 cup of starter for your next batch....you'll be making it again before you know it!

Recipe Notes

Yogurt can also be made using Instant Pot. Fairlife recipe is as follows:

One 52oz container of Fairlife whole milk, 1 heaping Tablespoon of Greek yogurt (I used Stonyfield Greek vanilla), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, I tablespoon sugar.

Use Yogurt button on your Instant pot (8hrs) Make sure that vent valve is in the sealing position. Once time is done do not stir yogurt. Remove inner pot and cover then let sit in fridge for at least 4-5 hours or overnight. You do not need to strain. Once your yogurt has cooled properly, you can add honey, fresh fruit and granola. You can keep your yogurt in single serve glass containers, or plastic containers with well fitting lids. Yogurt can keep for at least 2 weeks.