Homemade Vanilla Yogurt


Homemade yogurt with a vanilla flavor.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
1 quart of yogurt


  • 1 quart whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt


  1. Heat up the oven by turning on for 3 to 4 minutes; turn the oven off.

  2. Bring milk to a boil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Stir in sugar and vanilla extract until blended. Turn off heat and let sit until warm but not cool.

  3. Place yogurt in a large container; pour in milk mixture. Cover and place in the oven until yogurt has set, 8 to 16 hours. Store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Notes:

To turn into Greek Yogurt, refrigerate yogurt for 16 hours. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and let drain for 4 hours. This will give you about 1/2 of a quart.

Keep yogurt from your last batch to make yogurt in the future. Always use the freshest yogurt. One cup of yogurt is enough to make 2 to 3 quarts of yogurt.

Make sure your yogurt starter contains active cultures.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

97 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Calcium 145mg 11%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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