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Crockpot Yogurt

Foolproof Crockpot Yogurt Recipe

Yogurt is surprisingly easy to make at home in a crockpot with just a few ingredients! Give this foolproof recipe a try and let me know what you think!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 5 hours
Culturing: 9 hours
Total Time: 5 hours
Servings: 12
Calories: 317 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 1 gallon whole milk
  • 2-3 cups powdered milk
  • 1/2 cup plain organic yogurt with active cultures
  • Crockpot
  • Thermometer
  • Cheesecloth optional


  1. Stir the powdered milk into the milk in your crockpot. Adding powdered milk increases the protein content of the finished yogurt, and also gives it a thicker and creamier texture.
  2. Turn the crockpot on Low, and heat the milk until it reaches 180°F (around 4-5 hours). Turn off the crockpot and allow the milk to cool slightly.
  3. Once the milk has cooled to somewhere between 95-115°F, scoop a small amount of the milk out and add it to the 1/2 cup of plain yogurt with active cultures. Stir the yogurt and milk well until completely blended, then pour the yogurt mixture back into the rest of the milk.
  4. Transfer the milk mixture into several jars or an enameled dutch oven, and place in your oven with the light on. Let the yogurt sit in the oven for 8 to 12 hours to complete the culturing process. DO NOT stir, jostle, or jiggle your yogurt during this time!
  5. At the end of the culturing time, move the container(s) to the fridge and chill well before eating.
  6. If you’d prefer more of a Greek-style yogurt, you can go ahead and drain it bit with some cheesecloth at this point. (I usually skip this step, because I like the thickness as-is.)
Nutrition Facts
Foolproof Crockpot Yogurt Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Potassium 705mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 24g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 14.2%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 55.1%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.