Yogurt with Milk Powder at home without a Yogurt maker (no boil)

Yogurt with milk powder is surprisingly easy to prepare

you’ll never buy from the stores ever again

Homemade Yogurt from Milk Powder without a Yogurt maker 

Milk Powder yogurt without boiling; just as promised.

In my previous yogurt making post, I wrote about two methods for making yogurt with milk powder.
The first method HEREHERE, involved the process of boiling the dissoved milk powder for a few minutes and also a waiting period of cooling the milk before use.

But unlike the boiling method, this method, which I call the ” 5 minutes prep method” is easier and straight to the point.

For this homemade yogurt you’ll also be using milk powder(powdered milk), store bought natural/greek yogurt and water; and instead of lukewarm water, you’ll use hot water, just hot enough that it doesn’t burn your tongue(about 45ºC to 50ºC)

Once you have all your ingredients ready, the process is as good as done. All you need do, is mix them up in a bowl until completely dissolved; seal tightly and store in a warm place for 8 to 12 hrs. THAT’S IT! easy peasy, right? Yes I know.

Okay,the temperature of wherever you store the yogurt while it sets is very important.This is the part that determines the fate of your yogurt- That is, whether it turns out runny or thick.

If the temperature is cold, the yogurt would be runny or the ”yummy bacteria” won’t be able to turn the milk into yogurt.
If too hot, the yogurt would be grainy and unappealing and the bacteria might even die before the fermentation process begins.
(please check out the first post HERE to understand how the yummy bacteria work and why they are ”yummy”)

So to avoid all the above, make sure to store the yogurt in a food warmer/cooler with some hot water bottles around and beneath it. An oven that has been recently used to bake(at about 44ºC to 46ºC(110°F to 115°F) is also a good example of a good place to keep the yogurt warm while it sets.

After the 8th hour, the yougurt should be ready. Yay! pat yourself at the back, my friend, you just made your own homemade natural greek yogurt, all by yourself.

Now you can you scoop out about 3 to 4 tablespoonful of your homemade yogurt and store in an icecube tray in the freezer. This will serve as a natural yogurt culture for your next batch, so no more buying yogurt from the stores, you now have your starter.

Finally, you can now enjoy your delicious rich and creamy yogurt. Sweeten as you please and use in any recipe that calls for yogurt.
Below is a detailed video and step by step recipe to guide you in the process.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125grams) Milk powder or powdered milk
  • 2 cups(480ml) Water
  • 3 to 4 tablespoonful(125ml, half cup) Plain natural Yogurt or Greek yogurt

Quick note: the yoghurt used can be natural liquid yogurt or the thick yogurt as used in this recipe.
You can also make use of either natural yoghurt or greek. The greek yogurt tends to be thicker than the the plain natural one, because it has less whey in it(which is that liquid you find at the top of the yogurt.

Preparation

1. First step is to pour the milk powder or powdererd milk into a a large bowl or container; add a cup of the hot water and mix well to dissolve the milk.
Now add the remaining water and stir well.

2. Mix in the yogurt and stir until well combined

3. Seal the container tightly and keep in a warm place for 8 to 12 hrs so that yogurt can set properly.
I like to seal mine with a thin foil, a poly bag(plastic bag) and a warm blanket and store in a warm oven or a food cooler/warmer

4. After 8 to 12 hrs , you’ll get a rich and creamy yogurt which you can either dilute or use for any recipe that calls for natural yogurt

5. Don’t forget to scoop out about 4 tablesooopful and set aside for your next batch.

Enjoy!

Also check out our first post on how to make homemade yogurt with powdered milk using the boiling method, I’m sure you will like it too and don’t forget to leave a comment , feedback and questions, we love hearing from you.

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Homemade Yogurt from Milk Powder without a Yogurt maker (no boil)

Homemade Yogurt from Milk Powder without a Yogurt maker (no boil)

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

This ''no boil'' milk powder yogurt is surprisingly easy to prepare you'll never buy from the stores ever again

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125grams) Milk powder or powdered milk
  • 2 cups(480ml) Water
  • 3 to 4 tablespoonful(125ml, half cup) Plain natural Yogurt or Greek yogurt

Instructions

    Pour the milk powder or powdererd milk into a a large container; add a cup of the hot water and mix well until dissolved. Then add the remaining water and stir well.

    Mix in the yogurt and stir until well combined

    Seal the container tightly and keep in a warm place for 8 to 12 hrs so that yogurt can set properly.

    After 8 to 12 hrs , your yogurt should be ready.

Notes

*Don’t forget to scoop out about 4 tablesooopful and set aside for your next batch.

* The yoghurt used can be natural liquid yogurt or the thick yogurt as used in this recipe.You can also make use of either natural yoghurt or greek. The greek yogurt tends to be thicker than the the plain natural one, because it has less whey in it(which is that liquid you find at the top of the yogurt.

*Make sure the water used isn't too hot nor cold

Frequently asked questions about Powdered milk Yogurt

1- How to make yogurt at home in Nigeria? : to make yogurt in Nigeria or anywhere else you can either use whole milk or follow the  easy recipe above to make yogurt using powdered milk.

2. How do you make Nigerian yogurt? Nigerian yogurt is simply natural yogurt that has been liquified and enhanced with flavors and aromas. The yougurt recipe above is all you need and to liquify it, simply blend it with warm milk or flavors of choice.

3. How do I make Greek yogurt in Nigeria? Greek yogurt is simply a natural yogurt with less liquid(whey) in it. The recipe above gives you a perfect greek yogurt.

4. Where can I buy Natural /Greek yogurt in Nigeria?- you can get it at most big supermarkets such as shop rite, Spar supermarkets, Genesis and a many others.

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10 Comments

  1. Addy
    July 30, 2020 / 12:54 am

    What can be used to sweeteen youghurt

  2. Aminat
    May 9, 2020 / 6:45 pm

    Thanks Nky for d recipe, can I use hollandia youghurt as d starter yoghurt?

  3. Nafie
    May 7, 2020 / 11:58 am

    Hi. Thanks for ds recipe. Can u sweetened yoghurt or does it have to be unsweetened in ds recipe? Thanks