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Creamy Greek Yogurt Recipe

Greek yogurt is not just delicious, it is also very easy to make. You can eat it by itself or use it for dips and sauces.
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek Yogurt
Appliance: Stove, oven


  • 4 cups reduced-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp yogurt starter culture


  • Pour the milk into a large pot on the stove.
  • Bring the milk close to a boil, but remove from heat when the edges begin to bubble.
  • Cover and set aside this pot for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Turn on the oven to a low warm setting (approx. 110 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Stir in the live yogurt culture into the milk.
  • Cover the pot and put it into the oven for 5-10 hours, never letting the temperature rise above 110 degrees.
  • Once the yogurt thickens, remove it from the oven and pour through a cheesecloth tied over a pot.
  • Leave the pot (with cheesecloth in place) in the refrigerator overnight.
  • In the morning, discard the whey in the bottom of the pot, store the Greek yogurt in a jar in the fridge.
    Yogurt in a blue bowl and wooden spoon with yogurt lying next to it


Homemade yogurt is the best culture when you want to make another batch. However, start a fresh batch within 7 days of making the yogurt.