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Here is a basic yogurt recipe, compliments of my sister. You can add flavorings (vanilla, almond extract, lemon extract, fruit) after it sets, or leave it plain and eat with fruit and nola.

Make a homemade yogurt parfait.

  • One-half gallon of milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup yogurt for starter

Heat milk and cream to 180 degrees — don’t let it boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool to 110 degrees. While it’s cooling, heat the oven on the lowest setting. My lowest setting is 170 degrees. When the milk has cooled, add yogurt and gently mix it into the milk.

Pour into glass containers and cover with plastic wrap. Turn the oven off and put yogurt in. Let it sit for 8-10 hours or overnight. If there is a layer of liquid (whey) on top when you take it out just soak it up with paper towel, or spoon it off — it can be used for making sauerkraut.

Let it cool in the fridge for a day to really set up.