You Can Make Yogurt at Home

I love the tangy flavor of yogurt. I think it's delicious both sweetened and plain and use it all the time as a substitute for sour cream. I would have guessed yogurt was hard to make, but I was surprised ? there's really not much to it. If you read the recipes, making yogurt sounds complicated, but in fact, all you have to do is combine milk with a starter culture and keep it warm.?


Homemade yogurt is delicious, and it's surprisingly easy to make.

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1. Start with milk.(We used a quart of organic milk.)

2.Control the Heat.(We put the milk in a pot on the stove, and used a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.)

3. Add the Bacteria. (We used one-quarter cup of plain yogurt.)

Lactobacillus bulgaricusStreptococcus thermophilus

4. Keep it Warm. (We put the warm mixture into a thermos to let it incubate.)

5. Refine your Technique. (It's time to make more yogurt!)

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Megan E. Phelps is a freelance writer based in Kansas. She enjoys reading and writing about all things related to sustainable living including homesteading skills, green building and renewable energy. You can find her on .