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Crock-Pot Homemade Yogurt Recipe
Top your homemade granola with fresh berries and granola if desired and sweeten to your liking with sugar, agave syrup, honey or whatever type of sweetener you like!
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time
2.5 – 3Hours
Servings Prep Time
6Servings 5Minutes
Cook Time
2.5 – 3Hours
  • 1/2Gallon Milk*See note
  • 1/2Cup Plain YogurtWith Active Live Cultures
  1. Pour the milk into a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours or until the temperature of the milk reaches 180° F (82° C) on an instant read thermometer or candy thermometer.
  3. Unplug the slow cooker and let the milk sit with the lid on undisturbed for 3 hours.
  4. Remove lid from slow cooker and gently whisk in the 1/2 cup of plain yogurt with live cultures
  5. Place lid back on slow cooker and wrap the entire slow cooker with heavy towels to insulate the slow cooker.
  6. Let sit unplugged on the counter for 8 hours or overnight.
  7. For a thicker yogurt (Greek style) set a colander over a large bowl and line the a colander with several layers of cheesecloth, clean tea towel or coffee filters and place the bowl with colander and yogurt in it in the refrigerator and strain the whey off the yogurt until the yogurt is as thick as you like it. 2 to 3 hours should be sufficient.
  8. Serve yogurt with fresh fruit, yogurt and sweetener of your choice.
Recipe Notes

You can use any type of dairy milk (cow, sheep, goat, etc.) in this recipe that is either raw, pasteurized or homogenized. However, avoid using milk that is ultra pasteurized. For the creamiest yogurt use whole milk yogurt but to shave off calories and fat grams you can use fat-free, 1%, or 2% milk. The nutritional information calculated in this recipe uses 2% milk. Before sweetening or adding any flavors to your yogurt, set aside 1/2 cup of your homemade slow cooker yogurt to use as the starter of your next batch.

Nutrition Information
Nutrition Facts
Crock-Pot Homemade Yogurt Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Potassium 519mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Sugars 17g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.