Homemade yoghurt

10 mins
Cooking time
8-12 hrs fermentation plus 1hr refrigeration
  1. 1L a2 Milk® Full Cream Milk Power, made up as per directions, or a2 Milk® Full Cream UHT
  2. 1 Sachet powdered yoghurt starter culture, follow per pack instructions
  3. 1 Electric or thermos style yoghurt maker with a jar or container(s)
  1. In a jug, prepare 1L of a2 Milk® Full cream milk powder following pack instructions, warm water at around 40°C works best. Alternatively, if using a2 Milk® Full cream UHT, simply pour into jug.
  2. Sprinkle the powdered yoghurt starter culture into the milk, stir to mix thoroughly. 
  3. Pour into a clean jar or container(s) and follow the specific instructions provided with the yoghurt maker.
  4. Leave undisturbed for 8-12 hours, or overnight.
  5. Once set, place in the fridge for around 1 hour or until cool.
  6. To serve, drizzle with a little honey, cinnamon, vanilla, chopped fruit or homemade fruit puree for natural sweetness. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to enjoy with savoury dishes.

Yoghurt can also be made using fresh a2 Milk® Full cream milk. If using fresh a2 Milk®, pour 1L of milk into the saucepan and gently heat to 45°C (use a thermometer).

The taste and texture of the yoghurt will vary depending upon the type of milk (powder or fresh, full fat or low-fat), the starter culture and yoghurt maker.

Using a2 Milk® Full cream milk powder will produce a thicker, creamier yoghurt.

If a low-fat option Is preferred, a2 Milk® Light or a2 Milk® Skim milk powder may be used. Try adding an extra 2-4 tablespoons of a2 Milk® Skim milk powder to boost the energy and protein content and increase thickness.

Save 1/2 cup of your homemade yoghurt to use as the starter culture for your next batch.

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