Homemade Yogurt (In A Crockpot!)

Posted on October 31, 2012 by Melissa Winn | 4 Comments


Author: Tanya Bernard of Framingham, Massachusetts

When to Introduce: 12+ months (always check with your pediatrician)

Stars: Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and protein.


1 gallon milk

3 tbsp plain yogurt

(Optional) Sweetener, such as sugar or honey


Add the milk into the crockpot. Cook on high for 3 hours.  After 3 hours, turn it off and let it cool for 3 hours (to temp of 105-115). Wisk in 3 tbsp plain yogurt from previous batch (or store bought if first time) and stick the crock in the oven with just the light on - let it sit for 6-8 hours.  You can also add powdered sugar, honey or other sweetener if you like.

Servings: (probably a lot)

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Posted in 12+ Months, Calcium, Milk, Protein, Real Food, Yogurt

4 Responses

Kamila Cassin
Kamila Cassin

March 29, 2015

This is the best and easiest recipe ever! Love it! Never buying yogurt again!


January 09, 2015

About how much sweetner is a good amount for a gallon of milk? Can a half gallon work or is the quantity important? After the 6-8 hours in the oven, is the yogurt ‘made’ or does it need to sit somewhere for awhile? Refrigerate afterwords? Can you put them in pouches immediately?

Amanda (Little Green Pouch)
Amanda (Little Green Pouch)

March 21, 2013

Hi Nicole. This refers to not turning the oven on at all. Just the light on your oven. If your oven does not have a light, just placing it in the oven with no heat should be fine.


March 20, 2013

Im not quite sure what you mean when you say ‘in the oven with just the light on’ as in low heat or not turning the oven on at all??

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