Homemade Greek Yogurt

Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe

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Kim Novosel


I am one of those people who love Greek yogurt. My favorite is Fage, however it can get quite expensive so I did some searching and found several different methods to make Greek yogurt. After trying out several, I finally stream lined the recipe to my tastes. Hope you like it. =)

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1 gal
whole milk (although you can use skim or 2%)
1/4 c
fage (or any yogurt with active cultures)
digital thermometer
heavy bottom pot
cheese cloth
jars with lids

How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt


  • 1Pour milk into pot. Insert thermometer into milk. Turn burner to medium heat. Stir occasionally.
  • 2When milk reaches a temp between 180 - 190 take off heat and let it set.
  • 3When milk reaches a temp of 115, skim off any skim that may have formed on top of the milk.
  • 4As the temp of milk reaches 113, take a cup of the warm milk and whisk it with the Fage (yogurt starter)then pour back into pot when the temp has reached 110 and stir thoroughly.
  • 5Place lid on pot and wrap pot in a large towel.
  • 6Place in oven (do NOT turn oven on) and turn on the oven light. :) This keeps the temp consistent so that the yogurt cultures can do it's magic for the next 8 hours. If you like your yogurt with more of a tang, leave it in for up to 12 hours.
  • 7After 8 hours, take your yogurt out of the oven. You can either put it in jars chill and eat, or make it into Greek yogurt. If you want Greek yogurt then place your yogurt into a cheese cloth and let it hang for an hour or so with a bowl under it to catch the whey. Place in jars and put in the fridge.

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