How to Make Greek Yogurt at Home

Making Greek Yogurt at Home

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Calories 619 kcal


  • 4 cups Milk preferably with rich fat content
  • 2 tablespoons Live Culture Yogurt
  • Cheese Cloth


  1. Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat it until you begin to see small bubbles. This should take 3-5 about minutes.
  2. Next, cover the heated milk with a lid and let it cool for around 45 minutes to one hour.
  3. Whisk the yogurt culture and add it to the boiled milk in the pan. Stir the milk and pour it into a bowl.
  4. Turn on the oven to warm it for about 4-5 minutes and then turn it off. Cover the bowl full of milk with a clean towel and place it in the oven overnight.
  5. It is time to strain the yogurt next morning. Take a clean cloth, preferably a cheese-cloth or you may even use a T-shirt or a big handkerchief. Stretch the cloth over the bowl and pour the yogurt into it. You can use rubber bands to ensure that the cloth stays stretched over the bowl.
  6. Let it stay this way for at least 2-4 hours to get rid of the excess water so that you are left only with the thick creamy part. It is best to place the bowl as it is in the refrigerator during this time.
  7. Now pick the cloth carefully from the sides and place the yogurt you have extracted in an airtight container. Keep it back in the refrigerator.
  8. Your delicious Greek yogurt is ready. You can add fresh fruits, nuts or sugar to add to its taste if you so like.