Slow cooker bio yogurt in a jar and a bowl served with berries

Slow cooker bio yogurt

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Cook: 17 hrs, 30 mins


Makes 2 litres

You need just two ingredients – milk and live yogurt – to make this bio yogurt, full of gut-friendly probiotics. Mix with fruit, or cereal for breakfast

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal120
  • fat5g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre0g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 2l whole milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a 'complete' food…

  • 100ml live yogurt, either shop bought or from a previous homemade batch


  1. Tip the milk into the slow cooker. Cover and heat on High until the temperature of the milk reaches 82C, this will take a couple of hours. Turn off the slow cooker and allow the temperature to drop to 43C for a further 2-3 hours. Take a mugful of the warm milk and mix it with the yogurt then pour the mixture back into the slow cooker and stir really well. Cover, wrap the slow cooker in a big towel and then leave undisturbed for 9-12 hours until the mixture has set.

  2. Eat on top of cereal or porridge, topped with fresh fruit, in marinades or drink in smoothies. If you want it thicker, for dips for example, line a large sieve with muslin and place it over a bowl, tip in the yogurt and allow some of the whey to strain off until you get the consistency of yogurt that you like. The longer you leave it, the thicker it will become. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Sarah Saggers
3rd Mar, 2019
Can this be made with shop bought Kefir yoghurt?
goodfoodteam's picture
7th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can use kefir.
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Lynne Dale
4th Feb, 2019
Can you make this with skimmed milk?
7th Mar, 2019
Works with semi skimmed. I have also strained to thicken into greek style through muslin.
goodfoodteam's picture
5th Feb, 2019
Thanks for your question. We haven't tested this with skimmed milk. Technically it should work although the resulting yogurt may have a thinner consistency due to the reduced fat content.
cathysuzuki's picture
6th Dec, 2018
What do you do with the whey that's strained off?
goodfoodteam's picture
10th Dec, 2018
Thanks for your question. You can use it as part of the liquid content in smoothies.
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