How to Make Dairy Free Yogurt at Home?

yogurt[dropcap-2]D[/dropcap-2]airy free yogurt is the best alternative for real yogurt. Instead of using whole dairy milk, it is made with soy milk but it’s really hard to figure out any difference in taste. The flavor and texture is quite similar to the real yogurt making it the best possible replacement.

Although, there is a wide range of different types of bio yogurts are available in big supermarkets and grocery shops but the taste of homemade yogurt is immensely superior than the shop bought products.

Getting Started

To make your own dairy free yogurt, all you need is vegan based culture starter and soy milk. Once you’ve got these items you are ready to go. Make sure that the culture starter is vegan based because mostly dairy based items are available in this regards.

Utensils Required

You would need either a yogurt incubator or a crockpot that has a digital thermometer attached to it. Other than that you will need a few yogurt cups and a table spoon.


2 tablespoons of soy yogurt

½ liter of soy milk


  • Firstly, set the temperature of your crock pot or yogurt incubator to 43 degrees Celsius, the reason such high temperature is maintained is because yogurt requires to reach a certain specific heating temperature to get processed and then it sets on its own.
  • After setting the temperature to the desired level, stir in 2 tablespoons of yogurt, also known as active culture into half liter of soy milk and pour the mixture into the crock-pot or incubator.
  • Tightly cover the incubator and leave it like that for approximately 6 to 8 hours. Do not open the lid or stir the mixture in the meanwhile because otherwise the soy yogurt will not get firm.
  • Once the yogurt is set, pour it into the cups and put your fresh homemade yogurt into the refrigerator and let it cool before consuming it.[/checklist]

The above mentioned recipe is one of the easiest ones, other than that you can make flavored dairy yogurt as well. Just add a fruit or other ingredient of your choice during the preparation process and you can enjoy eating flavored yogurt of your choice. For instance, if you don’t have a yogurt incubator or crock pot and thermometer then don’t worry at all. There is another easy way to make it. All you need to do is that once you make the mixture of culture and soy milk, just place it in a bowl and keep it in a warm place it in a mildly heated oven and your homemade bio yogurt would be set in no time.

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