Learn to Make Yogurt

Expert Advice Articles

Learn to make homemade yogurt from the CFH staff and other Real Food pros. Choose from a wide selection of articles, videos, and recipes. Click here to view all of our articles for making and using homemade yogurt.


Get Started Making Yogurt and More

Homemade Yogurt with Peaches

How to Make Yogurt
Step-by-step instructions for making homemade yogurt. Learn to make yogurt using direct-set cultures or reusable cultures.
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Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt Starter FAQ
Whether you're just getting started making yogurt or are looking for some new ideas, our FAQs cover all the basics.
Learn more about making yogurt at home with our extensive FAQs

Choosing a Yogurt Starter for Making Yogurt

Choosing a Yogurt Starter
Learn about the differences between various types of yogurt starters including varieties that don't require a yogurt maker and cultures that are reusable (so you don't have to keep buying yogurt starter).
Read about the differences between various varieties of yogurt

How to Flavor Homemade Yogurt

Flavoring and Thickening Yogurt
There are many options for sweetening and flavoring yogurt including natural sugars such as honey or maple syrup and sugar-free options such as all-fruit jam and flavor extracts.
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Yogurt Recipes

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Featured Recipes

Homemade Lebneh Yogurt Cheese

A.k.a. yogurt cheese, is simple to make and can be flavored with herbs and used as a soft cheese spread.

Greek-style Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Greek-style Frozen Yogurt
With honey, lemon and mint, this frozen yogurt's unique taste is sure to please.

Creme Fraiche Recipe

Piimä Cream
A traditional-style condiment that can be used in place of sour cream or crème fraîche in recipes.

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Apple Pie Smoothie
Cool, delicious, and easy to make. Use yogurt as the base for this creamy smoothie.


Starter Cultures for Making Yogurt

Heirloom Variety Yogurt Starter

Buy Yogurt Starter
11 varieties available including traditional heirloom-varieties and direct-set cultures

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Yogurt Making Articles, How-to Videos and Recipes


Learn to Make Yogurt

What is Yogurt? History of Yogurt

Yogurt Making Basics & Supply List

Choosing a Yogurt Starter

Choosing Milk for Making Yogurt

Alternative Milks for Making Yogurt (Coconut, Soy, Rice, and Nut Milks)

How to Make Yogurt (detailed instructions)

How to Make Raw Milk Yogurt

How to Make Coconut Milk Yogurt

Dairy-free Yogurt

Vegan Yogurt

Vegan Raw Almond Milk Yogurt

Hemp Milk Yogurt

Maintaining Temperatures for Culturing Yogurt

How to Culture Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker

How to Make Yogurt in a Crock Pot

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

The Benefits and Perils of a Long Culturing Time for Yogurt

Enhancing Yogurt: Thickening & Flavoring

Five Ways to Flavor Homemade Yogurt

How to Store Yogurt and Yogurt Cultures

Yogurt Starter FAQs

Yogurt Making Troubleshooting FAQ

Using Yogurt in Recipes

A Complete Guide to Cultured Smoothies

Yogurt From around the World

Ways to Use Whey

Acid Whey versus Sweet Whey

What is the Difference between Yogurt and Kefir?

Drinkable Yogurt (Piima) and Why It's Useful

Yogurt-related Posts on the CFH Blog


Yogurt Making How-to Videos

All Yogurt Making How-to Videos

How to Make Greek Yogurt (VIDEO)

How to Make Bulgarian Yogurt (VIDEO)

How to Make Piima Yogurt (VIDEO)

How to Make Viili Yogurt (VIDEO)

How to Make Filmjolk Yogurt (VIDEO)

How to Make Matsoni Yogurt (VIDEO)

How to Make Yogurt Using a Direct-set Yogurt Starter (VIDEO)







Yogurt Drinks

Piimä Cream

Piimä Chai

Mast Va Khiar (Iranian Yogurt & Herbs)


Yogurt-based Dairy Products


Dressings, Sauces, and Dips

Tzatziki Sauce

Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce

Yogurt-Dill Sauce for Salmon

Piima Ranch Dressing

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing

Easy Probiotic-rich Caesar Dressing

Cultured Dairy Onion Dip

Cultured Dairy Ranch Dip

Cultured Dairy Dill Dip

Southwestern Cultured Cream Dip

Yogurt and Mayonnaise Salad Dressing

Yogurt Hollandaise Sauce

Honey Yogurt Salad Dressing

Versatile Yogurt-Garlic Sauce

Warm Blue Cheese Dip


Salads and Sides

Tomato Raita with Greek Yogurt

Simple Cumin-spiked Cucumber Raita


Pancakes and Waffles

Simple Soaked Whole Wheat Hotcakes

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Waffles

Grain-free Pancakes with Cultured Dairy

Grain-free Peanut Butter Pancakes with Yogurt

Baked Goods

Cultured Dairy Chocolate Cake

Oatmeal Yogurt Muffins

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

Soaked Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Apple Spice Yogurt Bread

Yogurt Herb Bread

Honey Yogurt Bread

Apple-Squash Souffle with Coconut Yogurt



Greek-style Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

Frozen Strawberry Yogurt Cheese

Dairy-free Yogurt Pink Gelatin Hearts

Non-dairy Orange Cream Gummies

Whipped Cultured Cream to Top Your Dessert

Cultured Ice Cream (and how to make it without a machine)

Raw and Cultured Pumpkin Cheesecake

Fluffy Fruit Cobbler

Grilled Peaches with Yogurt Raspberry Sauce




Instant Probiotic Smoothie

Cranberry Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Banana Smoothie

Basic Fruit Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie

Healthy Smoothie

Orange Smoothie

Pumpkin Smoothie

Mango Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie

Tropical Smoothie









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