Make It From Scratch Challenge- Yoghurt

Crystal over at Money saving Mom is having a Make It From Scratch Challenge this week and I thought that I would join in.

I have been wanting to improve my cooking techniques and skills as I have become a lazy chef…( meat, carbs and a portion of frozen veg). This seemed like an ideal opportunity to try out something new. Today’s recipe is something that I have tried a couple of times and haven’t quite got right yet. Yoghurt is quite pricey here and I have been keen to try and make my own with the long term goal of making soya yoghurt for J as I cannot get any here. (Read I haven’t found any yet)

First I measured out 5 parts milk into a saucepan. (1/2 a cup) and put it onto a low heat.

As soon as it was coming to the boil- bubbles starting to form on the side of the saucepan- I turned off the heat and let it cool.


When it was warm (I don’t have a thermometer so I tested it like a baby’s milk bottle- place a drop on your forearm and it’s perfect when it feels warm to the touch), mix in 1 part of live yoghurt.


Once it has all been stirred in, pour into a thermos flask and leave it to stand for 5+ hours. The longer you leave it the more set your yoghurt will be. As I made mine in the evening- I left mine overnight on the kitchen counter.



Place into a storage container and into the fridge.

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NOTE: I have a yoghurt maker which has helped me in the past. I am still working out the best yoghurt making technique through trial and error. This seems to be the best so far, but it does have a very tangy taste to it. I’m wondering whether my starter yoghurt is live  and if not, perhaps I have curdled sour milk in the fridge instead of yoghurt.Also by moving the yoghurt out of the flask and into the container, I mixed up the yoghurt with the whey so it isn’t as set.

If you know how to make yoghurt without a yoghurt maker, I would love your comments. If you live in Japan and happen to know of any dairy free yoghurt/ which yoghurt are live for yoghurt making I would love your comments too.

For my previous Make It From Scratch Challenge visit here:
Thank you Cards
Frozen Yoghurt

Are you joining in the challenge? If so, what have you made?

About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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