Goat Milk Yogurt Recipe

One of the first recipes I was excited to try when I started milking our goats was the goat milk yogurt recipe. When I started looking for recipes, though, it all seemed quite intimidating but yogurt is not complicated at all to make. Once you give it a try, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to start making your own goat milk yogurt.

Most of the recipes I saw used an instant pot for the incubation period, which I did not have. So, I looked into other methods and found out that I could incubate the yogurt in my over with the light on. This recipe includes instructions on how to incubate yogurt in the oven but if you do have an instant pot, you can put your yogurt in the instant pot and hit the yogurt setting.

I use raw Nigerian Dwarf goat milk for my yogurt. You can also use pasteurized goat milk or cow milk to make this recipe. The yogurt I added for the culture was plain greek yogurt, I liked the thick consistency that it produced. If you’d prefer a thinner consistency to your yogurt, I’d recommend using a plain yogurt and skip the greek yogurt.

Once you see how easy it is to make your own yogurt at home I’m sure you’ll be hooked. You can sweeten your yogurt with honey, maple syrup, organic cane sugar or a sweetener of your choice. You can flavor your yogurt with your favorite berries or fruit. I prefer to use frozen berries that are thawed and mashed. Add some granola and garnish with fresh berries!

Goat Milk Yogurt Recipe

An easy to make homemade yogurt recipe using raw goat milk. If you do not have raw goat milk, you can use pasteurized goat milk from the grocery store or farmer's market.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 hours
Course Breakfast, Snack


  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 candy thermometer
  • 1 candy thermometer1 large stainless steel pot
  • 2 large canning jars
  • 1 thick towel


  • 8 cups goats milk I use raw goats milk but you can use store bought goat or cows milk.
  • 4 tbsp plain yogurt or 1/4 tsp of yogurt culture


  • Heat milk to 180 Fahrenheit, stirring frequently so the milk doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Cool the milk to 115 Fahrenheit by placing the pot in a sink of cold water.
  • Stir in the plain yogurt or yogurt culture.
  • Ladle milk into jars. Wrap jars in a thick towel and place in the over with the oven light on. Leave in the over for 8 to 12 hours.
  • Remove from oven and store in the refrigerator.


To sweeten the yogurt, add honey to taste.  I use 1/2 tsp of honey to 1 cup of yogurt. You may also add fruit or berries to flavor the yogurt.  I use frozen berries or fruit.  I thaw, mash and then add them to the yogurt and honey.  
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