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Learn to Make Yogurt

Looking to get started making probiotic-rich yogurt at home? You can learn how to make homemade yogurt from our Cultures for Health team and other Real Food pros.

When you make yogurt at home, you get to choose which ingredients go into the final product. We have a wide selection of expert advice articles, how-to videos, and recipes to help you along the way. Browse our expert advice below and remember...you can do this!

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Getting Started Yogurt How-to Videos Yogurt Recipes

 

Quick Links and Definitions to Help You Get Started!

Different yogurt starters culture under different conditions. Mesophilic yogurt starters culture at 70-77 F. Thermophilic yogurt starters culture at 110 F. Heirloom yogurt starters are re-usable starters and can be used to culture batches of yogurt indefinitely with the proper care. Direct-set yogurt starters are single use starter and can be used to culture one batch of yogurt.

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Choosing a Yogurt Starter Yogurt Starter Culture FAQ Yogurt Making FAQ

 

Browse all Expert Advice Articles:

Yogurt Making for Beginners | Yogurt Expert Advice | Cultures for Health Advanced Yogurt Making | Yogurt Expert Advice | Cultures for Health Raw Milk Yogurt | Yogurt Expert Advice | Cultures for Health
Yogurt Making for Beginners Advanced Yogurt Making Raw Milk Yogurt
Mesophilic Starter Cultures | Yogurt Expert Advice | Cultures for Health Thermophilic Starter Cultures | Yogurt Expert Advice | Cultures for Health Non-Dairy Yogurt | Yogurt Expert Advice | Cultures for Health
Mesophilic Starter Cultures Thermophilic Starter Cultures Non-Dairy Yogurt
  Yogurt Troubleshooting | Yogurt Expert Advice | Cultures for Health  
  Troubleshooting  
Milk Kefir Posts | Cultures for Health Blog

 

 

 

Yogurt Making for Beginners:  

What is Yogurt? History of Yogurt

Yogurt Making Basics & Supply List

Choosing a Yogurt Starter

Choosing Milk for Making Yogurt

The Role of Dairy Fat in Cultured Milk Products

How to Make Yogurt

Yogurt Starter FAQ

Taking a Break from Making Yogurt

 

Maintaining Temperatures for Culturing Countertop Yogurt

How to Culture Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker

Thickening Homemade Yogurt

How to Strain Whey from Cultured Dairy

How to Make Greek-Style Yogurt

Five Ways to Flavor Homemade Yogurt

What is the Difference between Yogurt and Kefir?

 

Advanced Yogurt Making:

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

Five Ways to Flavor Homemade Yogurt

The Benefits and Perils of a Long Culturing Time for Yogurt

Thickening Homemade Yogurt

Cultured Ice Cream - How to make it without a machine

Using Yogurt in Recipes

 

A Complete Guide to Cultured Smoothies

Yogurt From around the World

How to Strain Whey from Cultured Dairy

How to Make Greek-Style Yogurt

Ways to Use Whey

What is the Difference between Yogurt and Kefir?

 

Raw Milk Yogurt:

How to Make Raw Milk Yogurt

How to Make Direct-Set Raw Milk Yogurt

How to Make Thermophilic Raw Milk Yogurt

How to Make Mesophilic Raw Milk Yogurt

 

 

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

The Benefits and Perils of a Long Culturing Time for Yogurt

Enhancing Yogurt: Thickening Homemade Yogurt

 

Mesophilic Yogurt Starter Cultures:

Maintaining Temperatures for Culturing Countertop Yogurt

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

 

The Benefits and Perils of a Long Culturing Time

Drinkable Yogurt (Piima) and Why It's Useful

 

Thermophilic Yogurt Starter Cultures:

How to Culture Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker

How to Make Yogurt in a Crock Pot

How to Make Greek-Style Yogurt

 

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

The Benefits and Perils of a Long Culturing Time

 

Non-Dairy Yogurt:

Thickening Homemade Yogurt

Dairy-free Yogurt

Vegan Yogurt

Vegan Raw Almond Milk Yogurt

Hemp Milk Yogurt

Cultured Coconut

How to Make Non-Dairy Yogurt

Making a Dairy Mother Culture for Non-Dairy Yogurt

 

 

 Alternative Milks for Making Yogurt 

How to Make Homemade Soy Milk

How to Make Homemade Raw Nut Milk

How to Make Homemade Rice Milk

How to Make Homemade Hemp Milk

How to Make Homemade Sunflower Seed Milk

How to Make Homemade Cashew Milk

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk

 

Troubleshooting Yogurt:

Yogurt Starter FAQ

Yogurt Making Troubleshooting FAQ

Testing Your Yogurt Maker

Warm Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Cold Weather Care for Starter Cultures

Thickening Homemade Yogurt

 

 

 

Maintaining Temperatures for Culturing Countertop Yogurt

How to Culture Yogurt Without a Yogurt Maker

Using Previously Frozen Milk for Culturing

The Benefits and Perils of a Long Culturing Time for Yogurt

 

How-to Videos:

How to Make Greek Yogurt (VIDEO) 

How to Make Bulgarian Yogurt (VIDEO)

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

 

 

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