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Tasty, Two-Ingredient, Homemade Yogurt

Delicious and easy, two-ingredient homemade yogurt.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 200kcal


  • ½ gallon milk
  • 2 T. yogurt


  • To make the perfect yogurt, you only need a few tablespoons of yogurt and approximately half a gallon of whole milk.
  • The measurements don't have to be exact, but the method does. If you have an electric heating pad, plug it in and set it to the lowest setting. Cover the pad with a dishtowel and place a ceramic casserole dish on top of it. Meanwhile, heat the milk until it reaches 180°, then turn the burner off.
  • Allow the yogurt to cool until it reaches 105-109°, or as my mom used to say, until you can dip your little finger in and can tolerate it to the count of ten.
  • Ladle approximately one cup of the warm milk into the yogurt and mix until the yogurt is completely diluted.
  • Pour the diluted yogurt into the warm milk and mix until incorporated. Then carefully pour the milk/yogurt mixture into the warmed casserole dish.
  • Place the lid on the dish and cover with a towel. Do not disturb for eight hours.
  • Once it's ready, there will be some whey that rises to the surface. Place a few folded paper towels over the yogurt to soak up the extra liquid. Periodically replace the paper towels as they get soaked. Store the yogurt in the fridge and use as needed.
  • Finally, pat yourself on the back! You've just made your first batch of yogurt. Your friends will be highly impressed when you tell them you make yogurt from scratch, but you'll know it's a piece of cake!


Serving: 6g | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 142mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g