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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.
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 cultures and can be used to culture one batch of yogurt.
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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Learn how to make yogurt right at home. Making homemade yogurt allows you to choose better ingredients, is fun, easy, and can save you money in the long run!
Learn to culture yogurt at home without a yogurt maker, and for a fraction of the price of store-bought yogurt!
No yogurt maker? No problem! Learn the tips and tricks for using a slow cooker or crock pot to make yogurt.
Having trouble making yogurt in your yogurt maker? A simple water test can help to pinpoint the problem. Follow these easy steps to test your appliance.
Runny homemade yogurt? No need to fret, we'll teach you how to thicken your homemade yogurt in a few easy steps using a variety of thickeners and methods.
Learn how drain whey from your favorite cultured dairy products. Whey is a useful starter culture or can be enjoyed on its own as a nutritious beverage.
Heating milk to the right temperature is essential for making cheese and yogurt, but isn't always easy. Learn how to heat your milk for culturing projects.
Make thick, creamy Greek-style yogurt, just like store brands, but for a fraction of the cost! Learn to use your own homemade yogurt to make that thick Greek yogurt you love with our easy step-by-step instructions!
Learn more about how to store your homemade yogurt; also information on taking a break from making yogurt while preserving your yogurt culture.
When seasons change, it can be tough to maintain the right temperature for making yogurt - try these tactics to keep your countertop yogurt culturing well.
Learn how to easily culture non-dairy and alternative milks into delicious, creamy yogurt without a lot of additives.
Maintain a dairy mother culture for making non-dairy milk yogurt, so you’ll never have to purchase yogurt starter again!