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Homemade Crockpot Yogurt

Did you know you can make homemade yogurt in the crockpot? Yes, you can! Today I’m sharing what you need to make crockpot yogurt, the step by step how to, plus how to turn that yogurt into Greek yogurt! We’re breaking down the cost of homemade versus store bought organic yogurt and my favorite ways to enjoy yogurt. Read on for all the goodies!
Prep Time20 mins
Rest Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: yogurt
Servings: 10
Author: Heather


  • ½ gallon whole milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt


  • Turn your crockpot on low to let it heat up.
  • Pour your milk into a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it reaches 185 degrees.  Use a candy or meat thermometer to check temperature.
    making yogurt in a crockpot
  • Once milk reaches 185 degrees (bubbling, not boiling) remove from burner and place the pan in a sink half full of cold water.  The water should only go up the sides about half way.  Just make sure no water gets into the pan.
  • Let the milk cool down, stirring occasionally.  Once milk has reached between 90 and 100 degrees, remove pan from water.
  • Measure yogurt starter (the ¼ cup of yogurt) into a bowl and pour about a cup of the warm milk over it and stir together.  Meanwhile pour remaining milk into heated crockpot.  Pour milk and yogurt from bowl into the crockpot and stir it all together.
    making yogurt in a crockpot
  • Put the lid on, turn off, and unplug the crock pot. Wrap a heavy towel around it. Let sit for 6-10 hours.
    making yogurt in a crockpot
  • After the yogurt has finished culturing, place the crock in fridge to cool yogurt. This will help the yogurt to set better.
  • Once cooled and set, scoop into smaller jars to store in the fridge.  Should keep for 7-10 days.
    making yogurt in a crockpot