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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Wenzel

The Easiest Homemade Yogurt


1/2-gallon whole milk (Other milks will work but your yogurt will be runnier

1/2 cup of yogurt (Look for the label with "Live and Active Cultures")


Medium sized crock pot

Food thermometer

Cheese cloth (for Greek style)


  1. Pour 1/2-gallon milk into the crockpot and turn the heat on low. Allow milk to slow cook for 2 1/2-3 hours or until the milk gets to a temperature of 180 degrees.

  2. Turn off the crockpot and allow the milk to cool down to 110-120 degrees F.

  3. Mix 1/2 cup yogurt to the crockpot.

  4. Cover and insulate the slow cooker with a few towels.

  5. Let the concoction sit on the counter overnight (*8 hours)

  6. For Greek style yogurt strain the yogurt through a cheese cloth to remove excess moisture.

  7. Dish into individual serving cups, top with berries or fruit (optional) and store in the fridge. Yogurt will slightly thicken as it chills.


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