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Homemade Yogurt with Kids: Easy as 1,2,3

It's fun and easy to make yummy, probiotic rich yogurt with your kids...

Step-by-Step Instructions for Homemade Yogurt

In addition to learning about healthy food, when making yogurt you are introducing science and math into the kitchen.

1. Heat Milk

Pour 1/2 Gallon of milk into a stainless steel pot and heat to 185F degrees on a stovetop over medium heat. Once heated let milk sit for 10-15 minutes.


Kids Math: Liquid volume, how many quarts, pints, cups are in a gallon. If pots are measured in quarts, what size pot is needed for 1/2 gallon of milk.

2. Add Yogurt Culture

Cool milk to 115F, by placing the pot into a sink filled with cold water. Once cooled, set pot on the countertop, add Yogurt Culture to the milk and mix well.


Kids Science: Yogurt culture is a 'friendly bacteria' that converts lactose, milk sugar, into lactic acid. This process adds flavor to milk and thickens it into a yogurt.

3. Set Milk

Select one of the options below to keep your milk warm. Then let it sit quietly for 6-12 hours, until a thick yogurt forms, longer time = thicker yogurt. Once set, yogurt can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for 7-14 days.


Ways to Keep Milk Warm:

  • Place a lid on the pot and cover with a towel
  • Set pot of milk into an insulated cooler
  • Transfer milk into a Yogurt Maker
  • Pour milk into a clean slow cooker on a low heat setting

Bonus: Greek Yogurt

Before storing in the refrigerator, ladle yogurt into a large colander lined with Butter Muslin to drain for 1-2+ hours. This can be done at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

You can customize the texture of your Greek Yogurt by draining for more or less time.

This Yogurt Outshines Store Bought!

"This is by far my favorite yogurt culture! It's really easy and always produces a fantastic, flavorful yogurt that is so much better than store bought stuff."

-Jeanne K.

Yogurt Parfaits: Making a Healthy Sundae

Yogurt sundaes are fun to make, healthy and delicious!

With fresh fruit, your favorite granola, a drizzle of honey and crushed graham crackers you can transform homemade yogurt into a fantastic treat the whole family will love.

You can even have a fun time setting up the yogurt sundae buffet with your kids help.

They can wash and cut strawberries, peel and cut bananas, and crush up graham crackers in their hands.

The whole process is a fun kitchen activity for kids, and it's even better when they help make a batch of homemade yogurt ahead of time!

At New England Cheesemaking Supply Company, our mission is to share the joy of cheese making through education, easy to use supplies and a supportive community around the world.

All you need is yogurt culture to turn milk into pro-biotic rich yogurt

Here are a few of our favorite yogurt cultures and supplies for making yogurt at home.
For more options, visit our complete selection of Yogurt Making Supplies.

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Get exclusive discounts, cheese making e-books, recipes, and more!

How do you make cheese? This was the question our founders, Bob and Ricki Carroll, asked back in the 70’s before there was such thing as home cheese making.

Intent on becoming more self-reliant, the newlyweds welcomed two dairy goats Mary-Lou, and Dinah to their backyard farm in Ashfield Massachusetts, and began searching far and wide for supplies, ingredients and resources. Working with what little they could find, they began to experiment. Thus began the cheese making journey of a lifetime.

In 1978 they created New England Cheesemaking Supply Company and have been spreading the joy of home cheese making ever since. Over the years our company has brought together a wonderful community of home cheese makers from around the world to join in our delicious adventure.

We are now a second generation, family owned company committed to sustainability and the support of local business, our local community, and the cheese-making community worldwide.

We believe in the importance of loving what we do, in sharing stories and recipes, teaching classes, and providing the best cheese making supplies. Our enthusiasm and love for our work and customers continues to be our guiding light.

Get started with our easy to use yogurt making supplies!

Helping You Make Cheese and Have Fun Along The Whey

Get exclusive discounts, cheese making e-books, recipes, and more!

You can make yummy, probiotic rich yogurt at home, it's easy...

Step-by-Step Instructions for Homemade Yogurt

In addition to learning about healthy food, when making yogurt you are introducing science and math into the kitchen.

1. Heat Milk

Pour 1/2 Gallon of milk into a stainless steel pot and heat to 185F degrees, this can be done on a stovetop over medium heat. Once heated let milk sit for 10-15 minutes.

Kids Math: Liquid volume, how many quarts, pints, cups are in a gallon. If pots are measured in quarts, what size pot is needed for 1/2 gallon of milk.

2. Add Yogurt Culture

Cool milk to 115F, by placing the pot into a sink filled with cold water. Once cooled, set pot on the countertop, add Yogurt Culture to the milk and mix well.

Kids Science: Yogurt culture is a 'friendly bacteria' that converts lactose, milk sugar, into lactic acid. This process adds flavor to milk and thickens it into a yogurt.

3. Set Milk


Select one of the options below to keep your milk warm. Then let it sit quietly for 6-12 hours, until a thick yogurt forms, longer time = thicker yogurt. Once set, yogurt can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for 7-14 days.

Ways to Keep Milk Warm:

  • Place a lid on the pot and cover with a towel
  • Set pot of milk into an insulated cooler
  • Transfer milk into a Yogurt Maker
  • Pour milk into a clean slow cooker on a low heat setting

Bonus: Greek Yogurt


Before storing in the refrigerator, ladle yogurt into a large colander lined with Butter Muslin to drain for 1-2+ hours. This can be done at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

You can customize the texture of your Greek Yogurt by draining for more or less time.

Enjoy!

This Yogurt Outshines Store Bought!

"This is by far my favorite yogurt culture! It's really easy and always produces a fantastic, flavorful yogurt that is so much better than store bought stuff."

-Jeanne K.

Yogurt Parfaits: A Healthy Sundae

Yogurt sundaes are fun to make, healthy and delicious!

With fresh fruit, your favorite granola, a drizzle of honey and crushed graham crackers you can transform homemade yogurt into a fantastic treat the whole family will love.

You can even have a fun time setting up the yogurt sundae buffet with your kids help.

They can wash and cut strawberries, peel and cut bananas, and crush up graham crackers in their hands.

The whole process is a fun kitchen activity for kids, and it's even better when they help make a batch of homemade yogurt ahead of time!

Our Favorite Parfait Toppings

Strawberries

Bananas

Blueberries

Raspberries

Granola

Chocolate Chips

Graham Crackers

Honey

At New England Cheesemaking Supply Company, our mission is to share the joy of cheese making through education, easy to use supplies and a supportive community around the world.

All you need is yogurt culture to turn milk into pro-biotic rich yogurt

Here are a few of our favorite yogurt cultures and supplies for making yogurt at home.

For more options, visit our complete selection of Yogurt Making Supplies.

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Get exclusive discounts, cheese making e-books, recipes, and more!

How do you make cheese? This was the question our founders, Bob and Ricki Carroll, asked back in the 70’s before there was such thing as home cheese making.

Intent on becoming more self-reliant, the newlyweds welcomed two dairy goats Mary-Lou, and Dinah to their backyard farm in Ashfield Massachusetts, and began searching far and wide for supplies, ingredients and resources. Working with what little they could find, they began to experiment. Thus began the cheese making journey of a lifetime.

In 1978 they created New England Cheesemaking Supply Company and have been spreading the joy of home cheese making ever since. Over the years our company has brought together a wonderful community of home cheese makers from around the world to join in our delicious adventure.

We are now a second generation, family owned company committed to sustainability and the support of local business, our local community, and the cheese-making community worldwide.

We believe in the importance of loving what we do, in sharing stories and recipes, teaching classes, and providing the best cheese making supplies. Our enthusiasm and love for our work and customers continues to be our guiding light.

Get started with our easy to use yogurt making supplies and have fun along the whey!

Helping You Make Cheese and Have Fun Along The Whey

Get exclusive discounts, cheese making e-books, recipes, and more!