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This a simple recipe for making yogurt....out of yogurt and milk! I always start with bought yogurt that I like. its true, that you can use your home-made yogurt for your next batch, but I found that the quality degrades quickly over time.

Total time: 13 hours

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 1 quart milk
  • 2 tbsp yogurt

Heat the milk in a thick bottomed pot, covered on low heat. Heat to 80-90 C (~200F). This is not for pasteurizing the milk, but rather for the yogurt to develop well. Maintain temps above 80C for 20 minutes, but do not allow to reach a boil.

Turn heat off and let cool until less than 50C. Skim off the skin if it formed. Transfer small amount of milk to clean sealable container and mix thoroughly with yogurt. Add remaining milk, close container, cover with a towel and and place in warm place (I put it inside oven, but in that case make sure you do not forget and turn on the oven for something else!)

After about 10 hours, yogurt will have formed. Refrigerate and enjoy.

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