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Super Easy Homemade Yogurt (made in the oven!)

This homemade yogurt is made in your oven, no special equipment needed. It's super easy and delicious and will save you money too!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time9 hrs
Servings: 4 1/2 quarts
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com



  • Mix gelatin into 1/3 c. cold water. Let set.
  • Using medium heat, heat milk to 190 degrees, stirring occasionally. 
  • Remove from heat and add gelatin, sugar and vanilla. Whisk well.
  • Cool to 130 degrees.
  • Add commercial yogurt and stir well with a wire whisk.
  • Pour into 2 quart jars (or whatever containers you want to use); screw on lid.
  • Place in oven close to the oven light. Turn oven light on and close the oven door. Let set for 8 to 10 hours.
  • Remove from oven and refrigerate.


* I often use raw sugar to make it healthier.  But you can omit the sugar altogether if you’d like. You may especially want to do this if you plan to stir in jelly, pie filling or jello as detailed below.
** Once you have some of your own homemade yogurt, you can just use that for your starter yogurt instead of the bought yogurt. I usually buy yogurt approximately every 12 times to use as a starter, since it does seem that after a while the yogurt just doesn’t get quite as good.
To add flavor, stir in fruit (whole or blended), jelly, pie filling or dry flavored jello.