Cooking with Toddlers: Homemade Greek Yogurt

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One of the most precious moment’s from Fig’s babyhood is a sweet video we took of him shoveling yogurt into his face so ferociously and screaming “mo mo mo!” (baby talk for more) with each bite. I re-watch this video like 4 times a week I love it so much.

Some things have yet to change with Fig and his love of yogurt is one of them. Every time we go to the store he begs/pleads/squeals for yogurt but most of the brands have so much sugar in them I might as well just hand him a Snickers. So after a little research we decided to venture into the world of yogurt making.

Surprisingly easy and toddler-friendly, yogurt making is the perfect activity for a slow day at home. It’s really quite easy and mostly requires a lot of waiting. Every once and a while Fig would appear from the garden, covered in mud, and inquire as to whether or not his yogurt was ready. We’d take a quick peek at our cultured creation and let it sleep just a bit longer. Finally, after much waiting, checking and hoping our yogurt had set and cooled and we were ready to test it. Judging by the last picture below, I’d say it was a major success.

*In order to make yogurt you’ll need a starter. We used Culture’s for Health Greek Yogurt starter which can be found here. There are a lot of different companies that make a variety of starters but I’ve always had good success with their cultures. Most starters will come with specific directions on how to make a batch of yogurt.

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7 thoughts on “Cooking with Toddlers: Homemade Greek Yogurt

  1. apuginthekitchen says:

    I haven’t made yogurt in a long time. This reminds me how much I loved it and how delicious it is. Look at Fig going at that yogurt. It’s so good that he loves it as it’s so good for him. Love the photo’s and I need to start doing this again,

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  2. Lisa says:

    We love homemade yogurt at our home too. After being used to plain homemade (unsweetened) yogurt at home, any store-bought containers really are like candy! I make ours in our crockpot. I have the timing down pat after doing it for years. It’s something we try to always have on hand. 🙂

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