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Easiest Homemade Yogurt Ever

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fermentation, milk, yogurt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Fermentation Time: 18 hours
Servings: 4 cups
This is literally the easiest yogurt you can make.
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  • 4 cups milk see notes
  • 4 tbsp mesophilic starter


  • Add milk to a clean, sterilized jar. Stir in starter.
  • Cover with a barrier such as a fabric scrap and set aside in a cupboard for 12 - 48 hours.
  • After fermentation, chill the yogurt in the fridge for 6 hours before eating. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • Optional for Greek-style yogurt: After fermentation, line a colander with cheesecloth or a nut-milk bag. Place the lined colander in a bowl large enough to keep the colander from touching the bottom. Add the yogurt to the colander and place it in the refrigerator to drain. I drain mine overnight.


For a thicker yogurt, replace half of the milk (2 cups) with half-n-half.