Homemade Yogurt

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 30m
Ready In

"Also knowns as "Kos Shtëpie" which is typically made in many households in Albania and many other countries in the region."

Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (149 g)
  • Calories 90.9
  • Total Fat - 3.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 13.3 mg
  • Sodium - 121.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 8.3 g
  • Calcium - 168.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Boil the milk in a saucepan to medium heat until you see a skin forming on the top of the pot.

Step 2

Pour about 4 quarts milk into a plastic or glass container, and let it cool down at room temperature.

Step 3

Meanwhile, mix the yogurt starter with 2 Tbsp. of milk so that is easily poured. The yogurt will come out sour if you pour the yogurt starter in the hot milk or if you use more yogurt starter.

Step 4

After you put the lid on the container, cover it with a plastic bag and a clean towel or blanket. Do not open the container before the recommended hours once you covered because you will stop the fermentation.

Step 5

After 3 1/2 hours open and place the container in the refrigerator for a few hours.

Step 6

Always save some yogurt to use as a starter for your next batch in the refrigerator in a small container.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Sauce