Plastic-Free Homemade Yoghurt

Posted by Suzie Cavill on

Once you start, you won't be able to stop! 

The average family can use over 500 cartons of yoghurt a year. Just think about the amount of single use plastic cartons that you can save from going to landfill if you start making your own own. 

It's much healthier, with no hidden sugar or nasties and tastes loads better too! 

My good friend Gill gave me the following tried and tested recipe - it's easy to make, economical and planet friendly.


Makes: 1 Litre

What You Need:

  • 1 Litre Full Fat Organic Milk

  • 100g Live Organic Full Fat Yoghurt 

  • 1 Thermos Flask 

  • 1-3 Tablespoons of Powdered Milk (optional)

  • Empty Glass Jam Jars (sterilised)


    1. Heat the milk in a pan taking care not to burn the bottom. Bring to the boil and then let it cool for about 20 minutes. You want the milk to be warm still but not too hot.
    2. Add the milk to the yoghurt and stir. You can whisk in the optional milk powder (between 1-3 tbsp) depending upon the thickness of the yoghurt that you want at this stage. The powder tends to speed up the thickening process
    3. Pour into a thermos flask and leave for at least 4 hours. The longer you leave it, the thicker it will be. 
    4. Once you have the desired consistency, place the yoghurt in the sterilised jam jars and keep in the fridge.
    5. Don't forget, before you run out, use 100g of this yoghurt to make your next batch!

    N.B. Homemade yogurt is generally good for eating for up to 2 weeks, when stored in the refrigerator. For re-culturing, we recommend using the yogurt within 7 days to make a new batch.

    Enjoy x



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    • I made this yesterday! Soooo good!

      Ginny Marsden on

    • Just seen this – I’m on the case – Great idea! Every little plastic free tip helps!

      Jen Pritchard on

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