Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

Barb Hodgens loves to cook with alternative, healthy whole food ingredients, with a focus on gut health. Barb has overcome her own gut health issues through healthy eating. Share your ideas, comments and photos at the end of this post :)

thick tub set homemade yogurt

Yogurt that scoops like ice-cream!

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of delving into an untouched, virgin jar of yogurt and scooping out a perfectly set, thick gelatinous spoonful of white yogurt. Ultimately, isn’t that all we really want from yogurt?

Homemade cow milk yogurt is always thick and creamy in a Luvele maker, but did you know that you could make it even thicker? Even creamier? If you secretly long to make your yogurt so creamy that you could stand a spoon upright in it, then read on. The extra steps are very simple.

We briefly outlined the best ways to thicken thin dairy milk yogurt (including goat and raw milkhere. But to transform regular cow’s milk into the most thick, delicious probiotic yogurt you've ever tasted, we recommend you add these 2 extra steps to our original yogurt making method.

thickest homemade yogurt


The first and most effective way to get a better firmness in yogurt is to add dry milk powder to your full cream cow’s milk before heating. This increases the volume of milk solid proteins and results in an enriched and thicker yogurt composition. As a guide add 1/3 cup of dry milk powder to every litre of milk.


The second step requires heating and holding the milk at 82° C (180° F) for 20 minutes (or longer). Heating denatures the milk proteins, so they set together rather than form curds. Also, the little bit of evaporation that occurs during this extended heating contributes to the thickening process.  

making homemade yogurt

making yogurt steps


Serve and enjoy


how to make the thickest tub set homemade yogurt


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