Homemade Counter Top Yogurt

Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Author: Trisha Gilkerson


  • 1/2 gallon of milk
  • 1 yogurt starter culture


  • Activate your yogurt starter according to manufacturers directions. This will activate your culture and give you starter yogurt.
  • Place 8 Tablespoons of your cultured yogurt (from the activated starter) into a plastic container. Pour the milk over the yogurt.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Place a lid on the container.
  • Set the container in a spot on your counter top that stays consistently between 70-77 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Let the yogurt culture for 12-18 hours, or until the yogurt moves away from the wall of the bowl in one mass when tilted (it shouldn't run up the sides).
  • Refrigerate your yogurt for at least 6 hours.
  • Eat and enjoy!


Don't forget to reserve some of your yogurt for future batches of easy, homemade, counter top yogurt!