Making Homemade Yogurt from Scratch

Posted: January 18, 2021 3:32 pm

Meta description: Save time and money by making homemade yogurt. We will show you how. These recipes for plain and flavored yogurt can inspire and delight.

Try to think of something that you enjoy for breakfast, snack and dessert that costs a lot and is sometimes hard to find at the grocery store. There is a good chance yogurt comes to mind. It is tasty, smooth and a great source of calcium, but tracking down your favorite type, gasping at the final cost and having to throw out all of that packaging? Not so fun. That is why we are here with a solution. Make it yourself! Save time and money by making homemade yogurt. We will show you how. These recipes for plain and flavored yogurt can inspire and delight.

Recipe one: Creamy Homemade Yogurt

Heavy cream and whole milk comprise the base of this yogurt. Top with granola, berries or a drizzle of honey for a picture-perfect bowl.

Recipe two: Dulce de Leche Yogurt

Milk, powdered yogurt starter and dulce de leche are all you need to make this Latin American take on yogurt. Carmel-filled, sweet and delicious, just how you may like it!

Recipe three: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt

Those with a huge sweet tooth can mix in honey, vanilla, chocolate chips and peanut butter to Greek yogurt and prepare to be astounded. This makes for a satisfying end to any meal, and is a must-try for chocolate and peanut butter lovers.

Recipe four: Homemade Plain Greek Yogurt

Did you know that only nonfat or low-fat milk and nonfat or low fat yogurt to make Greek yogurt? With those two ingredients, you can make the thick, protein-rich yogurt that is all the rage these days. Hint: Use the leftover liquid as a substitute for buttermilk in recipes.

Recipe five: Instant Frozen Berry Yogurt

Short on time? Add some berries and honey to Greek yogurt, use the recipe above, add you have yourself some berry yogurt in five minutes or less. Note: 250g is two cups.

Recipe six: Homemade Fruit Yogurt

If you love fruit yogurt, but not all of the additives, perhaps you should give this recipe a try. Fruit puree is mixed with milk, yogurt starter and sugar to get a taste you crave without all of the questionable ingredients. Store it in mason jars for an easy breakfast.

Recipe seven: Homemade Maple Yogurt

This recipe, the author claims, tastes similar to pricey store-bought brands but is cheaper and easier to make. In fact, they say you might not want to go back to them after trying this. Whole and powdered milks are added to a small amount of plain yogurt before sugar, whipping cream and maple extract are tossed into the mix. Pro tip: for a more natural flavor, sub the extract for pure maple syrup. There is nothing like the real deal.

Recipe eight: Blueberry Swirl Yogurt

Those who love aesthetically pleasing foods, this one is for you. This lemon, honey and blueberry sauce stores well in the fridge for up to a week. Use it to swirl in the yogurt of your choice. Adding it to anything white pops the most.

Recipe nine: Easy Homemade Vanilla Yogurt

Start making this with store-bought yogurt, and then work your way up to using what you have left over from the cooking process to make your own yogurt completely from scratch. Add vanilla bean for a natural, flavorsome taste.

Recipe ten: Fresh Berries with Lemon Yogurt

Pucker up! This tart combination is refreshing and a must for citrus connoisseurs. Blueberries and raspberries are recommended for topping. Please note that this recipe does include Italian liqueur.

We hope you find joy in making these homemade yogurt recipes. They offer a cool, refreshing take on this creamy staple.