Homemade Yogurt - an Introduction
Homemade Yogurt (yoghurt) is a healthy source of protein, calcium, magnesium, and other essential vitamins, whose active bacterial cultures aid in digestion. You can make yogurt (and Greek yogurt) in your own home for a fraction of the cost of the typical store-bought type and it requires no special equipment (other than a thermometer). This tutorial will guide you through the steps of making your own homemade yogurt, using photographs and simple instructions.
The site also offers how-to videos, homemade yogurt FAQ, and a comment form to submit questions you may have about making yogurt at home, or to share your own yogurt making experience.
Why Homemade Yogurt?
Like most things homemade, yogurt you make yourself is just better:
- It tastes better
- It's better for you (no preservatives, sugar or chemicals added)
- It's less expensive
- There's no packaging waste
Note: I developed the recipe and techniques demonstrated on this site through lots of trial and error. I suggest that you follow it exactly the first time through. Once you have the technique down, you can can make adjustments to suit your personal tastes.