You don't need a dedicated yogurt maker to make homemade Greek yogurt. If you've got a slow cooker, you're all set! The fat content of the milk doesn't matter. Use your personal preference, but make sure it is not ultra-pasteurized.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
additional:
11 hrs 30 mins
total:
14 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour milk into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until hot, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

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  • Unplug slow cooker; keep lid on. Wrap slow cooker completely in a large, thick beach towel for insulation. Let sit for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Whisk plain yogurt together with 1 cup of hot milk from the slow cooker in a bowl. Return mixture to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Rewrap slow cooker with the towel. Allow to sit at least 8 hours to overnight.

  • Line a large colander with 4 layers of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Ladle yogurt into the colander; let whey drain into the bowl below. Let sit for 30 minutes, so the yogurt comes out quite dry. Store yogurt in a covered container in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days.

Cook's Notes:

You can use flattened, basket-shaped coffee filters in place of cheesecloth.

If you'd like, you can save the whey for another purpose, like homemade ricotta cheese.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 17.6g 35% DV; carbohydrates 24.9g 8% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 40.6mg 14% DV; sodium 220.3mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2019
First time making Greek yogurt and this turned out pretty good in the end but was runny as written. It needs more than 30 minutes to drain. I recommend letting it drain in the refrigerator overnight for best results. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2019
Recipe does not give the temperature your milk should be heated and slightly cooled. It says a half container (8 ounces) my container was 32 ounces.. If my container was 32 ounces how am I to know how many ounces YOUR container was! i assumed the (8 ounces) meant add eight ounces! After making this and reading other recipes I learned this recipe is poorly written also lacking important information. Seriously do your research before following this recipe! Ughh Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2019
First time making Greek yogurt and this turned out pretty good in the end but was runny as written. It needs more than 30 minutes to drain. I recommend letting it drain in the refrigerator overnight for best results. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
It's yummy and I love this recipe! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2019
Recipe does not give the temperature your milk should be heated and slightly cooled. It says a half container (8 ounces) my container was 32 ounces.. If my container was 32 ounces how am I to know how many ounces YOUR container was! i assumed the (8 ounces) meant add eight ounces! After making this and reading other recipes I learned this recipe is poorly written also lacking important information. Seriously do your research before following this recipe! Ughh Read More
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