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Deliciously creamy homemade yoghurt

Making your own yoghurt is a snap. Forget about the fancy machine and just follow this simple recipe. By using good quality milk and a few spoonfuls of your favourite plain yoghurt as a starter culture, you’ll be able to make a deliciously creamy homemade yoghurt. This is a great recipe to hold onto if you’re keen on making yoghurt for your child’s nude food lunch box.

You can use low-fat milk and skim milk. The latter will give you a noticeably thinner yoghurt.


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Deliciously creamy homemade yoghurt

Prep time 20 minutes
Fermenting time 6-12 hours
Chilling time 4 hours
Yields 1.65 litres


  • 2L fresh full cream milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, optional
  • 3-4 tbsp plain full cream milk yoghurt with live and active cultures


  1. Rinse the inside of a pot with cold water. Add milk and cream, if using, and bring to a bare simmer, until bubbles form around the edges, 80C – 100C. Stir the milk occasionally as it heats.
  2. Remove pot from heat and let cool until it feels pleasantly warm when you stick your pinkie in the milk for 10 seconds.
  3. Transfer 1/2 cup of warm milk to a small bowl and whisk in yogurt until smooth. Stir yogurt-milk mixture back into remaining pot of warm milk. Cover pot with a large lid. Keep pot warm by wrapping it in a large towel, or moving it to a warm place.
  4. Let yoghurt sit for 6 to 12 hours, until it is thick and tangy. The longer the yoghurt sits, the thicker and tangier it becomes.
  5. Transfer pot to the refrigerator and chill for up to 4 hours.


Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 61; Fat: 3g; Carbs: 5g; Sugars: 5g; Protein: 3g; Sodium: 43mg

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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