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How to Make Yogurt at Home


ingredients needed to make yogurt

Think making yogurt at home is intimidating and costly? While it’s true many recipes call for dehydrators or yogurt makers (which are expensive and take up valuable counter space), all you really need to make yogurt in bulk is milk, a 1/2 cup of store-bought yogurt, and a heavy pot.

I’ve been making my own yogurt for a few years now and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Not only does it actually save me some grocery money, but this homemade yogurt is seriously good. I’m eating more yogurt now than ever before. The method I’ve adopted is very basic — no special heirloom yogurt cultures or fancy incubating equipment required.

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Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.