• Jacqueline Gum

    Wow! I am mostly a “scratch” cook, but it never occurred to me to make my own yogurt, even though I eat yogurt daily! Thanks for the heads up:)

    • I love my own Yogurt. I know you would love it too. The fact is it really does taste better and it’s so easy to make. All it takes is the waiting time to cook. 🙂

  • I love yogurt and have become addicted to Greek yogurt. The best yogurt I’ve had — and I go there much too often — is at the 40 Carrots restaurant in Bloomingdale’s where the line always stretches out the door. It’s the best. I admire you for making your own yogurt, but I’m just too lazy and, besides, I’ve got Bloomie’s!

    • Greek Yogurt is my favorite too Jeannette. Because of that, I make it all the time.

      I have to say I am a bit jealous you are so close to Bloomie’s. I’d spend allot of time there too if that were the case. 🙂

      • Don’t you have Greek Yogurt in the stores, ladies? In Bulgaria (my home country) we have great yogurt (better than the Greek, if you ask me!) but wherever i go to live abroad, i always find Greek yogurt in stores – the closest thing to home.

        As for the homemade yogurt – my grandma used to make it; my dad now makes it; it’s organic, he says. But like Jeannette – i am too lazy and i don’t think i’ll ever make my own; i’ll always settle for what they have in the store . Job well done, Susan – i am pinning your recipe 🙂

        • LOL… We do and they’re pretty good ones at that. But there is nothing like homemade for me. It’s really easy with the maker so why not? :-)))

  • Jon Jefferson

    I have been thinking of making yogurt in my mash tun at some point. The process is similar to the process of preparing rice for sake.

    • You should give it a try Jon. The hard part is keeping a consistent temperature for an expended period of time. Thus the yogurt maker/cooker. It does get a work out in our house. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I would be willing to try this at least once, especially since I eat plain Greek yogurt with honey and fruit every morning. Could it be easily done without the need for the special yogurt maker?

    • Hi Jeri, Unfortunately, making homemake yogurt with out this maker is very labor intensive. This is a set it and forget it and then it done piece of equipment. I love that about it and I get the yogurt the way I like it every time. Not to mention the cost of homemade yogurt is way cheaper in the long run. 🙂

  • I haven’t made yogurt in years. But I have a little 6 jar heating device. Was able to get extra jars from some close out sale. I used to make it with non-fat milk. Adding the fruit, etc. always made it so much better. Eating yogurt without something in it is pretty bland. I have a yogurt biscuit recipe I used to make, it was pretty good. Maybe I will get back to making it sometime.

    • Aw, then you must revisit your yogurt making Mary. I love my homemade yogurt. Do you care to share your yogurt biscuit recipe with me? 🙂

      • Basic Yogurt Biscuits
        2 cups flour
        1 TBSP baking powder
        1/4 tsp baking soda
        1 tsp salt (I used less)
        1/4 cup shortening
        3/4 cup plain yogurt (stirred until creamy)

        Mix dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until coarse crumbs.

        Add yogurt. Knead on floured surface about 5 to 10 minutes until smooth (I don’t think I spent that long on it). Roll out to 1/2 thick cut into biscuits. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 450 degree oven until lightly browned (about 12 – 15 minutes).

        • Awesome Mary, I’ll certainly give this a try. It looks wonderful. I know the yogurt woudl add a nice dimension to the taste. 🙂

  • I absolutely LOVE Greek yogurt, but alas, I am not up to making my own. I like the Greek God yogurt sold at Costco, and I think I’ve seen it at Super Target. A person would have to have an awfully large kitchen/pantry to store all the specialty appliances such as the yogurt maker. In my downsized world, I just don’t have room for all of them. Cheers!

    • Me too and I get that Doreen. If I had room for just a few pieces of equipment, this would on my list. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    I love your yogurt. I will say that I will probably not make my own. For those wanting to try it, this looks like a great way to do it. 🙂

    • Thanks Cheryl, It was fun having you sampling it along with my homemade granola. Making your own isn’t for everyone, but if you are so inclined, this is a great go about it. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    I’m not sure I’ll go that route for homemade yogurt Susan but I’ll definitely be checking out the granola recipe because I’d love to make my own.

    I like the Greek yogurt and it’s just too easy to buy the different flavors but I like to add granola to it as well and some of it is just really high in calories so I’d like to make my own.

    Thank you for sharing this though and it looks very interesting.


    • Hi Adrienne, Making one’s own homemade yogurt is not for everyone. However, if you are so inclined this is something to consider.

      The granola is a winner in my house. It’s easy, delicious, makes a bunch and lasts indefinitely too. Enjoy. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Great idea, Susan. But I doubt that I will ever get round to doing so.It’s far too easy to buy great yogurt in the shop. Greek yogurt, for instance.

    • Thanks Catarina, I know it’s not for everyone but if you like homemade stuff, this a good thing to keep in mind. 🙂

  • Jacs Henderson

    I remember now how good homemade yoghurt tastes, I used to have it with home made apple sauce and brown sugar many years ago (when a friends mum used to make it!) Delicious 🙂 thanks for the memory Susan, and the recipe 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Jacs, You’re so welcome. Have you ever made your own? I bet your Mum’s was amazing. 🙂

  • Jason Butler

    Seems like a pretty good recipe. I may need to try it.

    • Hi Jason, It is. Do you have a yogurt maker? 🙂

      • Jason Butler

        I actually do. It was one of the prizes that I won on The Price is Right.

        • That is cool. Then you must give this a try. it’s pretty easy, it just take time to “cook”. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    What a fun idea. I don’t have a yogurt maker so I can’t try this, but at least I know what to add to my mother’s day gift list. 🙂

    • Hi Debra, You’ll laugh… I got this for Mother’s Day a few years ago… see… your laughing. It really gets used allot and I so love the taste of my own yogurt. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Making homemade yogurt sounds yummy. I think when I was a kid we did some experiment with it. Do you make greek yogurt the same way?

    • It Really is Krsytle. To make Greek yogurt, you use goat milk and follow the instructions above, or you can cook it a bit longer (1 hour or more) for the consistency of greek with a bit milder taste. 🙂

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