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Homemade Raw Milk Yogurt Recipe

This Homemade Raw Milk Yogurt recipe is a probiotic-rich food perfect for weekly meal prep. No yogurt maker or machine is needed for this budget and family-friendly food. All the benefits of raw milk are preserved in a delicious, easy to make yogurt, cultured on your very own countertop.
Prep Time10 mins
Culture Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Sauces, Dressings, and Dips
Cuisine: Traditional
Servings: 8
Calories: 68kcal



  • Measure 4 cups of raw milk into a glass or plastic container.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of mother culture and mix well.
  • Cover with a towel or cheesecloth, secure with a rubber band.
  • Set on the counter in a warm spot about 70-77°F/20-25°C, out of direct sunlight.
  • Culture for 12-18 hours. Check by gently tilting the jar. If the yogurt separates from the side of the jar with a clean break, it is done. If it is still very liquid and pours up the side like milk, return it to the counter and check again later.
  • Once set, refrigerate for at least 6 hours before eating.



Follow the ratio of 1 tbsp starter : 1 cup raw milk, up to 8 cups per container.
See post text above for details on crockpot and Instant pot methods.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 56mg | Net Carbohydrates: 3g
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