We started making yogurt at home when our oldest was 9 months old, and we haven’t stopped since. Homemade yogurt is waaaay easier than you’d think, and it takes very little time. All you need is some milk and either a couple of tablespoons of plain yogurt, or yogurt starter. A yogurt incubator is helpful too (we got ours at Fred’s for around $20) but it’s not necessary. Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to make your own yogurt.

Another good tutorial and the recipe we use (not to mention a great cooking site) is located here. This “recipe” in a nutshell:

  1. heat up 4 cups of milk to just before boiling. Stir occasionally. Don’t let it burn – that’s icky.
  2. take off heat and add 1/3 C. powdered milk.
  3. Let cool to room temp
  4. add 1/3 ish cup of plain yogurt (you can use some from your last batch) & mix well
  5. pour mixture into incubator and plug in for 8-9 hours (or use alternate incubation method, just Google yogurt making)
  6. Put yogurt in fridge, cool, and eat. Yum!