Homemade Maple Yogurt Recipe


Do you like Brown Cow® maple yogurt? Well, this is a very delicious homemade version that I created myself, after several frustrating attempts at getting homemade yogurt to taste like it's commercial gourmet counterparts! Trust me, after making this yogurt, you will never want to buy commercial yogurt again!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
11 hrs 15 mins
7 individual yogurt cups


  • 1 quart whole milk

  • ½ cup powdered milk

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, at room temperature

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream, at room temperature (Optional)

  • ¾ teaspoon maple flavored extract


  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Stir powdered milk and sugar into the hot milk until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool until an instant-read thermometer reads 110 degrees F (43 degrees C).

  2. Place yogurt in a bowl and add a small amount of warmed milk mixture; combine thoroughly. Pour yogurt mixture back into the saucepan with warmed milk in a thin stream, stirring constantly, until thoroughly blended. Add heavy cream and maple flavoring. Stir well to combine.

  3. Pour milk-cream mixture into 7 individual serving jars. Process in a yogurt maker, according to manufacturer's instructions, for 8 hours. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can use this basic recipe for any flavor... remove the maple and perhaps add fresh blueberry sauce? Or how about some chocolate ganache?

Although I make my yogurt in a yogurt maker, you can also use a slow cooker. Online are several tutorials on slow cooker yogurt-making.

The heavy cream is optional; use it if you like a cream top on your yogurt.

Place a folded kitchen towel underneath the yogurt machine to absorb shock.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
11g Fat
19g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 285mg 22%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 377mg 8%

* 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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