I have always wanted to prepare my own homemade yogurt recipes . I remember when my mom used to prepare them. They were so good that they disappeared in few days. Sometimes they disappeared before she had the time to put them in the yogurt maker (affiliate link). I used to sneak one before, shush, don’t tell her.
Since I did not have a yogurt maker, I didn’t bother preparing them. I know that some homemade yogurt recipes can be made without a yogurt maker but I did not want to take any chances. So when I stumbled on a yogurt maker for $20, I did not hesitate to buy it! We eat 5 yogurts a day as a family (for a total of $20 a week at around $6 the pack ), so a yogurt maker would be totally worth it for us.
Since it’s the first time in my life I’ve prepared homemade yogurt recipes, I turned to my mom for a recipe and she gave me one. But the funny thing is that you need yogurt to make yogurt! I searched long time on the internet and all the recipes called for yogurt as an ingredient. Anyways, I tried the following recipes. Some of them were a hit and some of them a flop (they were more like drinkable yogurt than a real yogurt). Take a look!
Easy Homemade yogurt recipes: my tests
- 4 cups of 2% milk
- 1/4 cup of plain yogurt
- 1 tsp of sugar
- ¼ cup of dried milk
How to make this easy homemade yogurt recipe
- In a large bowl, pour milk
- In a cup: mix the yogurt, sugar and dried milk! Stir well in the milk
- Pour in the cups of the yogurt maker.
- Cook for 8 hours!
The yogurt was not thick enough! It looked more like a drinkable yogurt. But it was good!
- 4 cups of 3.25% milk. Notice that I used a different milk!
- 3/4 cup of plain yogurt . I increased the dosage of yogurt
- 1 tsp of sugar
I decided I did not want to add dried milk powder. Again, cook for 8 hours, then try it.
Results: it turned into a thick delicious yogurt. I usually add some maple syrup and fruits into it but you can eat it plain! This one was a huge success.. I highly recommend it.
I used all the ingredients above and I added 2 spoons of Greek Yogurt
Result: it’s a great recipe too! It added extra thickness to the yogurt recipe and it was a hit.
Will I make these homemade yogurt recipes again?
Yes! The above recipes of homemade yogurts are easy to prepare! I really love the taste of it! They make great easy breakfast ideas too! Since I eat these homemade yogurts, I find that the store bought ones have too much sugar. But I will not stop from buying store bought yogurts because they are very handy to add into lunch boxes!
Do you prepare homemade yogurt recipes? Share one of your easy recipes with us in the comment before! We will add it to our post!