Homemade Yogurt in the Slow Cooker | Large Family Style!
In the newest video on The Large Family Table YouTube, you’ll find my Homemade Yogurt in the Slow Cooker video! I wanted to quickly give you step-by-step slow cooker yogurt recipe directions as well.
Yogurt in the Slow Cooker Recipe
Below are the directions for making yogurt in the slow cooker. In the homemade yogurt video, I used whole milk to make thicker yogurt. Some YouTube viewers shared they add in powdered milk to thicken their yogurt. I haven’t tried that, but that’s a great tip! When I use skim milk, our yogurt is thinner, about the consistency of store bought smoothies. My kids really enjoy that, too. They drink it 🙂
Homemade Yogurt in the Slow Cooker Recipe
- 1 gallon milk of your choice ((I used whole milk in the video to make a thicker yogurt. I've also used raw milk, skim milk, and 2% milk over the years.))
- 1 cup starter yogurt ((You can use plain, vanilla flavored, other flavors. What you need is the active cultures from the yogurt to make your gallon batch.))
- 1 cup sweetener of your choice ((Stevia, Splenda, White Sugar))
Add 1 gallon of milk to your slow cooker. Cook on low for about three hours.
Turn off your slow cooker for another three hours and just let it sit. Unplug it from the wall if you like.
Whisk in 1 cup of starter yogurt into your slow cooker milk.
Wrap your slow cooker in a towel or two. Let it sit overnight or for about eight hours.
After this time you’ll have an enormous slow cooker full of yogurt!
Mix in 1 cup of sweetener of your choice. This is also a great time to mix in fruit or other flavors.
We’ve made homemade yogurt in a variety of ways over the years (you can even see my homemade yogurt post from back in 2011 when dinosaurs roamed the earth in internet years, ha!). Nowadays I don’t add sweetener until the end when I process the whole batch and put it in individual containers.
Homemade Yogurt in the Slow Cooker
Click here to watch the full Homemade Yogurt in the Slow Cooker video!
If you’re in the market for a good slow cooker here’s the 8 qt slow cooker that I love