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Homemade Yogurt

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups
Homemade Yogurt

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000

Ingredients

  • 5 cups whole, low-fat, or skim milk
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt with active cultures

Directions

  1. In a heavy-bottomed 4-quart saucepan, heat milk, stirring frequently over medium heat, to 185 degrees. Remove from heat, and let cool to 110 degrees.

  2. Place yogurt in a medium bowl. Using a whisk, gradually stir in cooled milk, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until smooth between additions. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, poking two or three holes for ventilation. Transfer to a warm place (about 90 degrees), and let sit until milk begins to thicken around the edges and the yogurt is set, about 5 hours.

  3. Place bowl in refrigerator until completely chilled. Reserve at least 1/4 cup of this yogurt to begin next batch.

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