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On one of my earlier posts, I demonstrated making a quick and easy homemade yoghurt using milk powder. Today I am going to share with you a different method of making yoghurt using milk reduction method. I personally prefer milk reduction method as it is healthier than using milk powder because you will be using pure milk to make this yoghurt.

Don't forget to keep about 2-3 tablespoons of yoghurt in a fridge to use as a starter for your next batch.

Homemade Yoghurt Recipe using Milk Reduction Method

  • 1200ml full-cream milk
  • About 6-7 tablespoon sugar or according to taste
  • 2 tablespoon fresh "thick" plain yoghurt. I use Greek-style yoghurt (this is used as a starter). It is very important that you choose a right type of yoghurt as a starter. Otherwise you may find it difficult to set the yoghurt well.
  • Get a clean air-tight container about 1 litre capacity.
  • Boil milk in a saucepan on low heat for about 15-20 minutes stirring regularly. The purpose of boiling milk is to evaporate water from the milk. You should stir milk on regular intervals, otherwise the milk will burn and stick to the bottom of the pan. This might bring a burnt flavour in the yoghurt.
Homemade Yoghurt Recipe using Milk Reduction Method
  • After 15-20 minutes of boiling, you will notice the milk reduced to about 900ml.
  • Add sugar and mix well until it dissolves.
  • Before moving on to the next step, make sure the milk is finger-dip-warm. Pour the milk into the air-tight container.
Homemade Yoghurt Recipe using Milk Reduction Method
  • Smooth out the starter yoghurt with a spoon. Mix it with the milk in the air-tight container.
Homemade Yoghurt Recipe using Milk Reduction Method
  • Cover the container. Wrap the container with a plastic bag and a towel and keep it in a warm place overnight or for 8-10 hours until the yoghurt is formed. I placed it inside a foam box with a cover to keep it warm.
Homemade Yoghurt Recipe using Milk Reduction Method
  • After the yoghurt is formed, put the yoghurt in the fridge to set it properly.
Homemade Yoghurt Recipe using Milk Reduction Method


    Its Dita!^^ said...
    I planned to make this homemade yoghurt using your recipe since last year. Am glad you posted the step by step process pictures how to making it and I feel so much confidence to really try to make it this time. Thank you for sharing the recipe! ^^
  1. ... on February 7, 2011 at 1:51 AM  
  2. Bridgett said...
    I really should try to make my own yoghurt as well. Kudos to you. You make it sound so much easier than I would have ever thought.
  3. ... on February 7, 2011 at 5:19 PM  
  4. Priya Sreeram said...
    perfect !
  5. ... on February 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM  
  6. Elisabeth said...
    So much easier to make it the simple old fashioned method, than to invest so much money into expensive gadget that is taking up excess space in your cupboard, and you only use it, maybe once. Genius!

    BTW-here's the link to the page of the award, just click on it, and you will see the award, and your name on the list!
  7. ... on February 8, 2011 at 1:36 AM  
  8. joy said...
    Great job. I have been meaning to try this but I haven't had a chance. Yours looks great.
  9. ... on February 8, 2011 at 3:38 AM  
  10. Mary said...
    You have made this sound very easy to do. It has been years since I made my own yogurt. You've inspired me to try again. I hope you have a wonderful evening. Blessings...Mary
  11. ... on February 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
  12. Jenn said...
    I'm still planning on trying this out at home. You make it look so easy!
  13. ... on February 11, 2011 at 12:33 AM  
  14. Magic of Spice said...
    I have yet to try and make my own yogurt, but I like this method :)
  15. ... on February 16, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
  16. Torviewtoronto said...
    this is looking wonderful delicious
  17. ... on February 19, 2011 at 12:26 PM  
  18. sarahworldcook said...
    I just took out my yogurt maker/kit last week that I bought years ago and decided it was time to use it. I used a slightly different recipe and was surprised at how well it turned out. It is quite easy and definitely cheaper and healthier to make your own. Plus, I can use the yogurt for cooking and baking in place of sour cream and save money! It is more mild flavor than the plain yogurt you buy in the stores.

    I haven't seen the reduction style of making yogurt- sounds interesting. Thanks for the great post.
  19. ... on March 1, 2011 at 2:36 AM  
  20. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks everyone for your replies.

    @Elisabeth: Thanks for the award!

    @sarahworldcook: I've never used a yoghurt maker. So I have no idea how well it makes a yoghurt. By the way, how long does it take to make yoghurt in one of these yoghurt makers and how good is the texture?
  21. ... on March 2, 2011 at 4:02 PM  

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