Homemade Yogurt

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2022

    

DIY yogurt has an incomparably fresh, milky taste—and it's entirely customizable. Whether you like it mild or tart, creamy or lean, our foolproof method has you covered.

SERVES Makes 2 quarts

TIME 40 minutes, plus 13 hours fermenting and chilling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For tangy, creamy yogurt, we skipped the usual preliminary scalding and cooling steps by starting with ultra-pasteurized milk, which has already been rapidly heated and chilled. This lets bacterial cultures turn it into an especially thick ...

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