This recipe for a low lactose yogurt will be perfect for anyone who wants to know exactly what is in their yogurt. It is smooth, gentle and a little bit creamy and you can add the flavours you want to.

It is easy to find lactose free milk in supermarkets but less easy to find plain, simple lactose free yogurt. Even if you are lactose intolerant your body will be able to tolerate a small amount of lactose.

Low lactose yogurtMakes 800mls

You will need a kitchen thermometer and either one large or two small sterilised jars.


Heat the milk gently in a saucepan until it reaches 85°C. Remove from the heat and allow the milk to cool to 43°C. This will take about 15 minutes. Stir the ‘live’ yogurt into the cooled milk and pour the liquid into sterilised jars. Cover the jar and set aside in a warm place such as an airing cupboard for about 8 hours. The yogurt should then be set. It can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.


To flavour yogurt – This yogurt is delicious unsweetened. It can be flavoured with a few drops of vanilla essence and a dribble of maple syrup. You can also stir in raspberry or strawberry jam.

 Per Serving (140g)Per 100g
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