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Slow Cooker Yogurt. Easy + Better than ANY Store Brands

How to Make Slow Cooker Yogurt

Method for making yogurt in a slow cooker that is more nutritious, lower in carbs and more probiotically active than any store brands.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword 24 hour, crockpot, keto, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Fermentation time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 142 kcal
Author Sarah Pope



  1. Add milk to Vita-Clay pot and stir in the plain whole milk yogurt.

  2. Put on the lid and turn on the yogurt setting.

  3. Leave for 24 hours. Note: If you are using the larger Vita-Clay models, you will have to reset the timer after 9 hours. The medium-sized and small slow cooker model  (this is the one shown in the photo above), will continuously warm the milk at 110 F/ 43 C for 24 hours without resetting the timer.

  4. When the yogurt is finished, turn off the Vita-Clay and leave on the counter until room temperature. If making fruit yogurt, spoon in the optional jam and blend with a handheld blender. Enjoy some warm ... it's amazing!

  5. Place the pot in the refrigerator and chill for 2 hours or longer.

  6. Transfer the yogurt into a glass mason jar and store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

I recommend using fruit jam that does not contain added sugar.

Be sure to reserve 5 tablespoons of your finished yogurt to start the next batch!

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Slow Cooker Yogurt
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 380mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 300mg30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.