July 18, 2012

Homemade Yogurt Revisited

Hello Everyone,

I am sure you all make your own yogurt and are pros and all that--but I thought I would give you this link anyway.  I started making my own yogurt awhile ago, but lately mine hasn't been turning out that great.  I used the heat it on the stove, wrap it in a towel, and then let it sit overnight in the oven with the light on method.  It worked beautifully at first but lately I couldn't get my yogurt to thicken up.

Well, I think I know why.  I don't think I heated it up high enough, and then I didn't give it enough time to cool off before I added my yogurt (I use Greek Gods and I love it).

When I was web surfing the other day I found a blog post about crock-pot yogurt that was really helpful in explaining why you need to heat it and then why it needs to cool off.  I made a batch of yogurt using this crockpot recipe yesterday and it turned out AMAZING.  It was so thick and perfect.  I took a cup out like she said and it is currently in my freezer, so I'll see how that works as a starter for my next batch.  Awesome.


  1. Thank you!!! I've been looking for this recipe and debating about making homemade yogurt for a long, long time. Now I can stop debating and just make it! :)

  2. Yay! Let me know how it turns out! I made a strawberry peach smoothie with mine today and it was so yummy.

  3. Well, I made yogurt today! :) It worked (yay!), but I have a question: other than your yummy-sounding strawberry peach smoothie, what do you put in your yogurt when you're just eating it to eat it? Do you use jam or fresh fruit/canned fruit or honey? I love that my first attempt worked, but I'm worried I'll mess up when I add something to it. :) Does that make sense?? Anyway, any ideas you have for what to put in the yogurt would be helpful!

    Thanks again for the link!

  4. Lynette, I emailed you a response but I got a message that it couldn't be sent so I'm sorry it took so long for me to get back to you! I usually just put yogurt in smoothies but my sister adds jam to hers and her kids (and mine) love that. Sorry I don't have more suggestions!

  5. That's weird about my e-mail. I'm sorry! My husband put 1/2 a capful of pure vanilla (real vanilla? whatever it's called :) ) and two tablespoons-ish of powdered sugar (less gritty, he said!) in the half-pint jar and mixed it all up. I tasted it myself and it was delicious! haha I tried with the honey and it did taste good, but I definitely need to get used to the texture. :) Thank you again!