winona's health blog

June 25, 2009

Make your own yoghurt!

Filed under: Yummy recipies — winonayournaturopath @ 4:46 am

Hi, Rachael again. Okay so Winona did ask about making cream cheese, there is actually two parts to this, so thought I would let you know how to make your own yoghurt first – so easy, and you don’t need any of the fancy yoghurt making machines or mixes… The following recipe is for a basic yoghurt, you can get a bit more exprimental as you go, such as adding honey, fruit etc. Makes 1 litre.


½ Cup good quality commercial plan yoghurt (pref. organic, unhomogenised), or ½ cup yoghurt from previous batch

1 litre pasteurised whole milk, unhomogenised

A candy thermometer (you can get these for about $13 at a good kitchenwear shop)


Preheat oven to just warm (about 100 degrees) then turn off once it has reached the temperature.

Gently heat the milk to 80 degrees Celcius (180 D. Farenheit) and allow to cool to about 25 D. celcius (110 D. Fahrenheit).

Stir in yoghurt and place in a shallow glass, enamel or stainless steel container.

Cover the container with foil and place in warmed oven overnight. The yoghurt can be left in the oven for up to 24 hours, longer than this will create a more tart yoghurt.

In the morning transfer to the fridge. (throughout the day, use paper towel to mop up any whey that exudes from the yoghurt.)

The final ingredient may be (is) thinner in consistency than commercial yoghurt. Enjoy.

Once you have this tackled you can make cream cheese!

More on that soon.



1 Comment »

  1. Great thanks for that Rach! Is it easy to find the ingredients in the shops? ie pasteurised whole milk, unhomogenised…if not is there a next best option?

    Comment by winonayournaturopath — June 25, 2009 @ 4:54 am

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