With all the yogurt making methods out there, making it in a dehydrator is by far the easiest! Find out exactly how to make yogurt in a dehydrator with these simple steps.
Because of that I've gone without yogurt for a long time because I simply thought making yogurt was too tricky. Turns out it's really not!
At first we were using our little yogurt maker, which made perfect yogurt, but it only made 3 cups at a time. Which is fine if you just want a 6 oz serving a few times a week, but since each member of our family eats a cup a day, that wasn't going to work for me.
So I took a good look at how the yogurt maker worked and realized that it was nothing but a mini dehydrator!
I risked ruining an entire (very not cheap) gallon of raw milk to attempt making a large batch with my dehydrator. It worked perfectly!! An entire gallon of yogurt in just a few easy steps!
Making Yogurt in A Dehydrator
If you've never made yogurt before it can be intimidating. But rest assured, it's quite simple. Just follow these simple steps and you'll have thick creamy yogurt in no time!
Before you get started take all of the trays out of the dehydrator and see what size jars fit inside. Whatever the biggest size is what you can use to store your yogurt. You can use other containers as well, but I find that quart canning jars save the most room when making so much at a time.
How to Make Yogurt in a Dehydrator
- Pour cold milk into a large pot. Bring to 140° over low-medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Turn off heat and let milk cool to 120°.
- Once it reaches 120°, gently stir the yogurt into the milk. You don't want to completely incorporate the yogurt, but you don't want a lot of chunks either.
- Ladle the mixture into glass jars and fit the lids on.
- Place jars inside dehydrator and set at 110°.
- Allow to process for 12-18 hours, depending on how thick you like your yogurt!
Yogurt keeps in the fridge for about 3 weeks if you are using raw milk. 2 if you are using regular.