Nearly any type of dairy milk will make yogurt. The milk can be raw or pasteurized. Information and tips on Choosing Milk to Make Yogurt, as well as special considerations for Making Raw Milk Yogurt, are available. Avoid ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk.
Direct-set cultures may be used to make yogurt with alternative (non-dairy) milks, as well. A dairy-based direct-set culture or a special non-dairy culture made specifically for non-dairy milks, the Vegan Yogurt Starter, may also be used. Non-dairy milks generally require the addition of some type of thickener to make a spoonable yogurt.
Learn all about choosing Alternative Milk for Making Yogurt, as well as how to make your own alternative milk.
For detailed instructions for making direct-set yogurt, click the links below.