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Homemade Yogurt

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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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  • Thickening Homemade Yogurt

    Thickening Homemade Yogurt

    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.

  • The Role Of Dairy Fat In Cultured Milk Products

    The Role Of Dairy Fat In Cultured Milk Products

    Learn how the fat content of milk used to make yogurt, kefir, or buttermilk can affect the flavor, texture, and nutritional value of your finished product.

  • How to Use Previously Frozen Milk For Culturing

    How to Use Previously Frozen Milk For Culturing

    If you're looking to make Yogurt, Kefir, or Cultured Buttermilk from previously frozen milk, keep in mind these factors when working with frozen milk.

  • Using Yogurt In Recipes

    Using Yogurt In Recipes

    When you get into a habit of making yogurt at home, you'll probably have a lot to use. Learn tips and tricks to using yogurt in your favorite recipes!

  • How To Strain Whey From Cultured Dairy

    How To Strain Whey From Cultured Dairy

    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.

  • How To Heat Milk For Culturing

    How To Heat Milk For Culturing

    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.

  • How To Make Greek-Style Yogurt

    How To Make Greek-Style Yogurt

    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!

  • HOW-TO VIDEO: How To Make Greek Yogurt

    HOW-TO VIDEO: How To Make Greek Yogurt

    Love the thick, rich taste of store-bought Greek yogurt? With this simple how-to video you can learn how to make Greek yogurt at home and save money.

  • Drinkable Yogurt (Piimä) And Why It’s Useful

    Drinkable Yogurt (Piimä) And Why It’s Useful

    Piima is known as a very thin yogurt, so it may be useful to keep it on hand as a drinkable yogurt that is easy to serve from a glass.

  • HOW-TO VIDEO: How To Make Bulgarian Yogurt

    HOW-TO VIDEO: How To Make Bulgarian Yogurt

    Homemade Bulgarian yogurt is perhaps most similar to store-bought yogurts. Use this easy step-by-step video to learn how to make Bulgarian yogurt at home.

  • Taking a Break from Making Yogurt

    Taking a Break from Making Yogurt

    Learn more about how to store your homemade yogurt; also information on taking a break from making yogurt while preserving your yogurt culture.

  • The Benefits And Perils Of A Long Culturing Time For Yogurt

    The Benefits And Perils Of A Long Culturing Time For Yogurt

    What happens when you culture yogurt for a longer period of time? Learn how the amounts of bacteria and acids in the yogurt and lactose in milk change.

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