Yogotherm Yogurt Incubator

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Yogotherm Yogurt Incubator

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A reliable way to make yogurt without electricity. The insulated container maintains the appropriate temperature throughout the culturing process. Lightweight and easy to clean, this is a wonderful way to make yogurt at home.

  • Easy to use
  • 2-quart capacity
  • No electricity required
  • Removable components
  • Simple maintenance
  • BPA-free interior
  • High-quality, glossy exterior finish
  • Holds temperature for up to 8 hours


Can be used to make:

  • Yogurt cultured with
    • Direct-set starter cultures
    • Commercial yogurt as starter
    • Heirloom yogurt, if culture has been activated using another appliance
  • Kefir
  • Fresh Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • And more!

Inner dimensions: 

  • Height 6-3/8 inches
  • Top diameter 6-1/2 inches
  • Bottom diameter​ 5-3/8 inches

Handwash only recommended.


This yogurt maker can be used with our Traditional Flavored Yogurt Starter, Mild Flavored Yogurt Starter, Greek Yogurt Starter, Bulgarian Yogurt Starter, and Vegan Yogurt Starter.



Why I Love This Product

I use my yogortherm at least once every week to culture yogurt! I love it because it is so simple to use. There are no electric outlets needed, no batteries, nothing. Just pour in at least 1 quart (2 is better) of warm milk and cultures and throw the lid on and you are making yogurt! I have done 24 hour batches in this and it has worked wonders. This is the perfect product for someone making large batches of yogurt who does not want to have to worry about it changing temperatures. Check out my blog post on using the yogothermErin, Customer Support Representative



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  • From Lisa at 4/27/2014 7:32 PM
    • Hi, I was wondering if you could make raw milk yoghurt successfully in this model. Thank you very much.
    • Since this yogurt maker maintains the yogurt at any temperature you start with, it is perfect for making raw milk yogurt.
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  • From Susan at 4/7/2014 8:02 AM
    • Will a 1 quart ball jar fit inside the yogotherm?
    • No, a 1 quart canning jar is slightly too tall to fit inside. The inner dimensions are:

      Height 6-3/8 inches
      Top diameter 6-1/2 inches
      Bottom diameter​ 5-3/8 inches
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  • From Lizzie at 10/24/2013 10:55 AM
    • What are the outside dimensions of this unit?
    • Outer dimensions: widest diameter 8-1/5" (tapers to 8"). Height is 9-1/4"
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  • From Lizzie at 10/24/2013 10:53 AM
    • How thick is the Styrofoam insulation?
    • The styrofoam is approximately 1 inch thick.
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  • From LIzzie at 10/24/2013 10:52 AM
    • How can this be used for making soft cheese? Will it work for making raw goat milk feta?
    • Feta (as well as other soft cheese) is typically made at low temps (our recipe can be found here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to-make-feta-cheese/ ). The Yogotherm may be helpful in maintaining the temperature if your culturing area temp fluctuates.
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  • From Karen at 10/20/2013 3:48 PM
    • I have the Pimma Starter Culture, can this be successfully used with that as well please?
    • The Yogotherm works equally well with mesophilic starters such as the Piima Starter. The Incubator will maintain the temperature of the mixture, so you may need to warm your milk slightly, up to culturing temperature, before adding it to the incubator.
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  • From Erin at 10/16/2013 9:42 AM
    • If I were to replace the plastic pail with a similarly sized glass container, do you think the heat-retention function would work as well as with the plastic pail? Thanks!
    • Yes, using glass in place of the plastic pail should work to maintain the heat during culturing.
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  • From Kristy Kelley at 7/30/2013 12:33 PM
    • Can you use a quart sized glass mason jar in this yougurt maker?
    • Yes, a quart sized glass mason jar does fit inside this yogurt maker.
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  • From dt at 5/15/2013 5:41 PM
    • i would really like to purchase this but i do not want to put my yogurt in plastic food grade or not. Can i put the yogurt in jars and then it will hold them or is that not possible and if so will it hold quart jars?
      plus i am trying to do gaps diet and it says to let your yogurt sit for 24 hours it all that possible
      with this
    • The Yogotherm will easily hold a quart-size mason jar. The jar is smaller in diameter than the Yogotherm's interior pail, so you can pack the jar with a dishtowel to help hold the heat.

      If you let the yogurt culture for 24 hours, it may lose some heat during that time, but should continue to culture okay. If you are using an heirloom (reculturing) variety of yogurt, we advise that you remove a small quantity at the end of the normal culturing period, and refrigerate it to use for starting the next batch.
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  • From George at 4/14/2013 6:32 PM
    • Can you tell me the dimensions of the (BPA free) inner plastic bucket for the Yogotherm yogurt maker? I'm would like to purchase a glass container in place of the plastic one before I purchase the yogurt maker.
    • Height 6 3/8 in
      Top 6 1/2 in
      Bottom​ 5 3/8 in
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Customer Reviews

Love! Review by Fireweed

I really do love this Yogotherm! I had been using a cooler and heating pad and this is a VAST improvement! So easy to get quality yogurt and not use electricity!

(Posted on 10/10/2014)

Simple and easy to use Review by jandersen

I like it! I've now used it twice. My house is cool, since I'm in Wisconsin and fall is approaching fast. So I've bundled the incubator inside an old down jacket, just in case. It holds the heat.

(Posted on 9/23/2014)

Suggested helpful tip Review by Rhonda

I keep my home under 70 degrees in the winter. I was having difficulty with the efficiency of the Yogotherm. I then tried something that worked well. I boil water and pour it into 2 tall shot glasses that fit between my jars of warmed milk, close unit immediately. This maintains the temp for the culture to work and make my Kefir. I am now a happy camper.

(Posted on 7/16/2014)

Great Yogurt Maker Review by Ceiba

I love having a device that requires no electricity or batteries to work. Heat up the milk, then cool it a little, mix in a little yogurt, and pour it all in the incubator. In two days it's done and it's delicious. It couldn't be easier. This is just what I was looking for.

(Posted on 5/19/2014)

Love it! Review by Alison

Love this! Used it twice and both times perfect.....and I let the yogert sit in cheese cloth in the refrig to thicken it up.....would definitely recommend it!

(Posted on 5/8/2014)

Doesn't work for me Review by Dali

I tried using this incubator for several weeks given all the great reviews here. However, I find that this doesn't incubate the yogurt well at all. I tried warming the plastic basket and styrofoam with hot water, then dumping the hot water out and then placing my yogurt in to incubate. But even still, the temperature did not remain consistent (at least within a 10 degree range) throughout a 5-7 hour period. I do not recommend this product to anyone. Now I'm all the prowl for a another yogurt maker.

Note from CFH: Ambient temperature can have an effect on the culturing process. In cold weather, wrap with a warmed towel for added insulation.

(Posted on 4/4/2014)

Yogurt making made easy Review by Tracy

I was skeptical, mostly of my own abilities, but this incubator made it easy. To be honest, I was a little bummed that it's just Styrofoam on the inside. I though I was doing better for the Earth by choosing a non-electric option. I do like that the plastic used is made in Canada, and also BPA free or else this would have been returned. It works great, easy, no fuss.

(Posted on 4/3/2014)

First time yogurt maker Review by Bevj

This product made it simple and it worked! Now more adventurous and moving forward.

(Posted on 4/1/2014)

Easy to use Review by John

Just follow the instructions and you will have home made yogurt in no time. This unit is economical and easy to use. The resultng yogurt is of high quality. I have used other yogurt makers and was put off for one year, due to poor result. This yogurt makers has me making yogurt again with good results.

(Posted on 3/19/2014)

easy and economical Review by gwinnyb

this is a good way to make the quantities of yogurt that we use in our home with minimal fuss and expense. I have used 2 quarts each time I make yogurt and find that it produces a thick creamy product. The hardest part is heating the milk without scorching. I have a thermometer that I use, heating on low I set the kitchen time for 10 minute intervals to stir and check the temp. No worries after poured into the incubator and closed up.

(Posted on 3/15/2014)

Good, easy way to culture yogurt Review by Brooke

This incubator has worked fairly well for me. I just wish I had realized at first that when the container is not full, the culture won't necessary be kept at the appropriate temperature for long enough. I had to take the plastic insert out of the styrofoam and wrap a heating pad around it to keep it going. I plan on making full 2-quart batches in the future to avoid this problem.
I do feel that $40 is a bit steep for a plastic bucket and styrofoam sleeve. It's very well made and sturdy, so I know it will last me a long time. $40 just seems like a stretch for me.

(Posted on 3/7/2014)

A great Product Review by Barbara

The Yogurt incubator is a wonderful product that keeps the temp steady as needed. The yogurt and kefir comes out perfect with this product. The finished product is so smooth with a delicious taste. No need to add any sugar or sweetener.

(Posted on 2/24/2014)

A great addition to a healthy lifestyle Review by Hank

This appliance makes wonderful yoghurt. We are very impressed with the results and we are looking forward to try other fermentations such as kefir and kombucha.

(Posted on 6/24/2013)

Making fantastic yogurt for 15 years Review by Chauq

Purchased my yogotherm in 1998. This is the easiest way to make quality yoghurt that we have tried. Have had electronic - yield too small and too much to clean. This unit is durable, easy to use and clean. There are no parts to damage nor to wear out. It is an excellent investment. Have made 1000' s of quarts. We are completely satisfied and are ready to replace the styrofoam insert due to minor discoloration. Unbelievable value and performance.

(Posted on 4/19/2013)

Worked Wonderfully Review by Zen Momma

I used my Yogotherm Yogurt Incubator to make 2 quarts of yogurt from raw goats milk. It worked beautifully! I did heat a quart of water to boiling, put that into a covered mason jar and set mason jar inside of the Yogotherm to help bring the insulation temperature up while I heated my milk to 110 degrees. I did this because it's still winter and we keep our house relatively cool (about 65 degrees). I put the 2 quarts of heated milk into the pail, whisked in my starter, covered it and left it to culture for 8 hours on my kitchen counter. The yogurt is set and seems to be nice and thick for a raw milk yogurt. I'm very pleased with my purchase. I will admit that I was skeptical at first, but now that I've used it, I feel it is a good value with reliable results that I would happily recommend to anyone.

(Posted on 3/21/2013)

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