Homemade Yogurt

If you use a lot of yogurt, this is one way to save money and you also know what went in it. Easy peasy…The one special equipment needed here is the Cuisinart Thermo Electric Yogurt maker.

*read note below first.


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 6 oz. plain whole milk yogurt without added gelatin
  • 1 tb sp. vanilla extract

In a large saucepan with the thermometer attached, heat the milk to 180F degrees, carefully monitoring the temperature. Keep the temperature even for 10 minutes. This process will take about 45 minutes.

Stir the yogurt and vanilla into the milk. Transfer to the yogurt maker. Set the fermentation time for 8 hours.

If not serving immediately, cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days only. This will make 4 servings.

Add any fresh fruit of your choosing…peaches or berries. and top with a drizzle of honey and a tbsp. of chopped pistachios…yummy.


**if you want a much thicker yogurt, keep the 180F temperature for a full 30 minutes. Then strain through a cheesecloth inserted into a sieve. Then cool down to 110 degrees. Cover and refrigeratre for 24 hours, then go ahead with the recipe as shown.


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