How to Make Homemade Yogurt

by K K


  • 2% or whole milk
  • Store bought plain yogurt(small to go pack) or
  • Or left over yogurt
  • Thick bottom vessel
  • Spoon
  • Lid
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Boil milk in a thick bottom vessel on medium flame, I have used 3/4 gallon whole milk

    Step 2

    I'm using leftover yogurt (1 tablespoon), you can use a table spoon of plain store bought yogurt. It should be at room temperature

    Step 3

    I don't like the cream so after the milk is boiled I remove it with spoon. If you want the yogurt to be rich you don't have to remove it

    Step 4

    Out goes the fat

    Step 5

    Let it cool down, once the milk is warm take a spoon of boiled milk and mix it in the yogurt we would be using to make the fresh one

    Step 6

    This is how it looks after mixing, nice and smooth

    Step 7

    Add this mixture into boiled milk

    Step 8

    Keep stirring in one direction for about a minute

    Step 9

    Cover it with the lid

    Step 10

    Look for a place that's warm for the fermentation process to take place. Since its winter I prefer keeping it in oven ( oven is OFF) turn on the light inside the oven and leave it untouched overnight

    Step 11

    After about 9-10 hours this it how it should look. Depending on the weather the time may vary, but the rule of thumb is to leave it stable, untouched else you won't get he desired consistency

    Step 12

    Refrigerate it and can be used for about 2-3 weeks.. It will turn little sour by week 3, but it's still good to use.