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Make Yogurt at Home

Milk provides protein and nutrients to build strong bones in children, setting the foundation for a life of health. The gift of a Milk Menagerie will provide a family with a heifer, two goats and a water buffalo. These four animals produce milk, setting the family's children up for a healthy, prosperous future.

Yogurt provides protein and calcium. To save some money each month on your grocery bill and eat yogurt with less sugar, make it at home. The homemade version also has no preservatives and no packaging waste. It's an all-around win.


  • Two tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • Whole milk
  • Large glass or plastic container with a lid
  • Towel and cooler

First, heat half a gallon of milk on the stove until it begins to boil. Remove it from heat and let it cool off, but don't rush things by putting it in the fridge.

After it cools off to room temperature, move it into the glass container. Place two tablespoons of plain yogurt in the bottom of the container and do not stir or shake the container. Secure the lid.

Make Yogurt at Home

Wrap the towel around the container to keep the milk warm and place it in a cooler. This will hold the right amount of heat. Don't touch the cooler or the container. Let it rest for six hours. Cool it off in the fridge for a few hours and enjoy.

To learn more about making yogurt, read this article.

Read how milk is changing lives in Ukraine.

Give now to help families give their children healthy lives with the gift of milk.




Lauren Bucher