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 :)

SCD & GAPS yogurt recipe


We believe homemade yogurt to be an essential food for good gut health. Not only does homemade yogurt taste better, it has guaranteed strains of beneficial bacteria that support the native good bacteria in your digestive system. 

The probiotic content of yogurt depends on a few factors – most importantly, the quality and quantity of the starter culture used. The Yogourmet ‘Probiotic’ starter (green packet) has five strains of probiotic bacteria in an air-tight, single-serve sachet, so you can easily make thick and creamy, gut loving, probiotic rich yogurt in your own kitchen.

The 'Probiotic' starter contains three traditional yogurt culture strains; L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, L. acidophilus (found in the Yogourmet 'Traditional' starter blend) plus two additional probiotic strains; Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium (Bifidus) longum. L. casei to strengthen immune health and B. longum to promote regularity. 

Homemade probiotic yogurt

The temperature and time your yogurt is left to ferment matters too, but fortunately we have that covered for you. The digital timer and unique ‘water-bath’ technology in the Luvele range of yogurt makers make these two considerations failsafe. The unique combination of cultures can be incubated for a shorter time than our 24-hour SCD & GAPS yogurt recipe. Yogourmet recommends between 9 and 15 hours. The Luvele test kitchen has sampled homemade probiotic yogurt at 9 hours, 15 hours and even 24 hours and can't decide which we prefer. We recommend you experiment at home to find your preferred sweet spot. (or should we say, tart spot!). Nine hours produces a thick and smooth creamy (milkier) yogurt but leaving it longer increases the acidity and flavour. Please contact us and let us know what you prefer most. 

If you’re unsure which milk to choose, click over to our guide to choosing the best milk for making yogurt.

Throughout our recipe blog posts, this cow’s milk yogurt method may be referred to as 24-hour yogurt, SCD yogurt or simply homemade yogurt. The steps are the same but the Yogourmet starter cultures used to make the yogurt and the fermentation time may be different. For more great yogurt making recipes, tips and trouble shooting advice click over to our yogurt basics page.

Probiotic yogurt recipe

homemade probiotic yogurt step by step

homemade probiotic yogurt step by step

probiotic yogurt step by step



How to make probiotic yogurt at home


Yogourmet starter culture

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