This home made Greek yoghurt is very yummy and is a huge money saver for families that go through tons of yoghurt.


Ingredients (makes 2 jars of yogurt)

  • 1.6 litres UHT full cream milk
  • 100 grams milk powder
  • freeze dried starter or
  • 100 grams pot set yoghurt
  • boiled water

Method

  1. Place milk thermometer on the edge of a heavy based stainless steel pot. Add 1 litre of milk. Gently heat to 50 degrees celsius all the while stirring to avoid it sticking to the bottom.
  2. Gently whisk in milk powder until all dissolved. Add remaining milk and heat until temperature is between 37-40 degrees continue to stir throughout.
  3. Quickly whisk in whichever starter you are using. Check temperature and slowly heat it back up to 37-40 degrees again continue to stir. At this stage you need to be fairly careful about the temperature. Depending on the culture it can be a little forgiving but 37 is ideal.
  4. Prepare 2 easiyo containers by pouring boiling water up to the bottom of where the baffle sits. Place in baflfle. Pour milk culture into easiyo jars and place jars on top of baffle. Close the lid and leave for 8-12 hours.

Notes... This recipe can be made in a pot or thermocooker. A thermocook makes it easier but a friend of mine uses this recipe and other then needing to stir like you would custard or sago it is still quite easy and once you make a few batches you will get the hang of it. I also recommend the proper starter as it is far more consistent. You can also use a food thermos or something similar or another yoghurt however easiyos are cheap and readily available.

  • Never tried to make my own. looks economical. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • We are a family that goes through tonnes of yoghurt so I am loving the idea of making our own.

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  • I normally use the Easiyo brand for making yoghurt but ill be trying this next time.

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  • Thanks for this tip – instead of using water in future I will use milk when making up the mix – I’m sure it will be better.

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  • Thanks for your home-made recipe,so much nicer then store yoghurt!

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  • Really like the additional comments and tips with this recipe – thanks heaps! We used to use the “boiler cupboard” for setting homemake yoghurt when living in the UK. I have not tried this at home myself, but after reading this and your tips, it sounds much more achievable.

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  • I absolutely love the traditional Greek type yoghurt.

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  • A friend of mine makes her own yoghurt and, although she loves it, I find it absolutely horrible. It’s lumpy and watery. I will pass this recipe on to her in the hope that she tries it and her yoghurt will improve.

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  • tons of yogurt

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  • oh wow, this will save me an absolute fortune! thanks

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  • Thank you for sharing this recepie

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  • i didnt realise it was so easy to make yogurt and you can buy reusable pouches too for the kids!

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  • what a brilliant idea would have never thought to make yogurt at home

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  • This is delicious and so much healthier!

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  • Making my own yoghurt is something I’ve always wanted to try.

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