How to make your own yoghurt

Author: Brea Walker   Date Posted:23 February 2017 

Do you spend astonishing amounts of money on pouches and tubs of yoghurt for your children?   Pouches start from around 75c for a 100g pouch up to around $2.60 for an organic pouch.  You could save money by purchasing reusable pouches and buying yoghurts in bulk tubs but still at  $5 per 1L this can still be pretty costly.

What would you say if I told you that you can make your own yoghurt at home for under $2 per L?  Would you say I was crazy?  What if I told you that you could make it for even less per L?  Do I have your attention now?

The good news is that you do not need expensive yoghurt making machines or incubators.

All you really need is 
1. Milk
2. Yoghurt Starter
3. Somewhere warm and dark for your yoghurt to incubate

Yoghurt in the Eziyo Container

My kids love thick yoghurts so all of my recipes include milk powder.  This is just a thickener and can be left out if you prefer.



  • 800ml long life milk 
  • 50g yoghurt starter 
  • 50g milk powder (not necessary)
  • 2 Tblsp Sugar (not necessary)

Method Thermomix

  1. Add all ingredients and mix on speed 5 for 10 seconds
  2. Heat on 37 degrees for 4 minutes speed 2
  3. Transfer to eziyo container and let sit for between 8-24 hours
  4. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours to chill

Method - Eziyo 

  1. Add all ingredients to eziyo and shake vigorously for 60 seconds. 
  2. Let sit in the eziyo incubator for between 8-24 hours
  3. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours to chill.

Don't have an Eziyo container?
You can use any normal container that holds just over 1L.  Cover with a towel and place a heat
wheat or hot water bottle over top to keep warm for 8-24 hours.
Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours to chill.


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