Making Homemade Yogurt using dry milk is super easy! Using dry milk doesn’t change the process at all after mixing it up!
When I first started my from scratch kitchen, I never would have thought I would be making yogurt! But, after making it the first time and realizing how easy it was, I have been making it regularly now for some time. When I first started making yogurt, I used store bought milk. My husband and I don’t drink cow’s milk, so, every time I needed to make another batch of yogurt, I would have to make a trip to the store to buy more milk. Then, one day, I started thinking, “I wonder if you can make yogurt from powdered milk?”, and, I had to try! Much to my surprise, it was set in 6 hours!
Let me show you how easy it is to make this yogurt!
You will need: 1/4 yogurt (I buy Fage total greek PLAIN, it’s imperative that the yogurt you buy to culture your homemade yogurt is plain, unflavored yogurt), 1/2 gallon of milk, an instant pot with the yogurt function, and a candy thermometer.
To make the milk, take 2 cups of powdered milk to 8 cups of water. I heat 4 cups and mix the powdered milk in to dissolve it totally before adding it to the remaining 4 cups. In the liner pot of the instant pot add the 4 cups of water and then stir in the 4 cups of milk you have just mixed up. Attach your candy thermometer and place the liner in the instant pot. Turn your instant pot to the saute function and let it heat to 180 degress, stirring frequently to avoid scorching.
Once it reaches 180 degrees, take the liner out and place on a trivet to cool down to 110-115 degrees. After it has cooled, add 1/4 of your starter yogurt culture and stir well to dissolve into the milk mixture. You can remove the thermometer and place the liner back in the instant pot.
Next, you need to remove the gasket from your instant pot lid, place the lid on, and, make sure it is set to the venting mode.
Now just press the yogurt button and you’re all set to have homemade yogurt in 6-8 hours! You can culture up to 24 hours depending on how sour you like your yogurt.
Once the yogurt is set, you can either transfer it to a container and place in the fridge or you can strain it to make a thicker, creamier yogurt. To strain it, you can place a colander over a bowl and line the colander with a cotton kitchen towel. Put your yogurt in and allow it to strain to the consistency you desire.
Top with fresh berries and honey or use it as sour cream on tacos! I also make a delicious homemade salad dressing using my yogurt: https://therosehomestead.com/greek-yogurt-salad-dressing/
I hope you found this educational and will give this a try in your kitchen. Happy yogurt making! Click below for the full video tutorial!
See you soon!