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Coffee Yogurt Lightly sweetened and rich in coffee flavor, this recipe has only 96 calories per serving. Easy to make with just a few ingredients! Serves 8 1 quart milk 1/2 cup coffee 2 tbsp. sugar Pinch salt 1/2 cup plain yogurt

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Coffee Yogurt Recipe – Tasty and Tangy

filled coffee yogurt cups in water bath

Fill the cups with coffee yogurt mixture.

Coffee and yogurt — two of my favorite foods! Coffee yogurt and coffee frozen yogurt are among my favorite treats, but I’d never tried making coffee yogurt from scratch. When I went looking for a recipe, the only ones I could find called for using instant coffee or espresso powder. Since I don’t drink instant, I decided to try something a little different. I’ve used this method to infuse coffee flavor into milk for cappuccino custard and cappuccino ice cream. I wasn’t sure if it would work to make yogurt, since I wasn’t sure how the cultures would react to the presence of coffee in the milk mix. It turned out beautiful!

Tips for Making This Coffee Yogurt Recipe

If you’re trying this at home, here are a few things to note.

First, check this post for tips on cooking with coffee. The infusion method I use for this recipe is ideal for any milk-based dish, or really, any dish that calls for liquid ingredients.

Incubation is essential to getting a creamy, rich, thick coffee yogurt. Over the years, I’ve improvised lots of different methods for incubating yogurt. I do own a yogurt maker:

It makes it easy to maintain a constant temperature and includes seven glass yogurt cups. Why seven? I’ve never figured that out. Since this coffee yogurt recipe makes 8 half-cup servings, you’ll either have to top each cup off a little or just drink up that last half cup.

That said, most of the time, I’m making more than one batch of coffee yogurt at a time. These days, my favorite method is baby-food jars on the stove top. Turn on your oven to the lowest setting. Ladle the yogurt into clean, sterilized baby food jars. Put a sterilized cover on each jar. Arrange the jars on top of your stove. Cover all the jars with a clean towel and leave them alone for 6 to 8 hours. Turn off the oven and let the jars cool to room temperature before refrigerating them.

For Greek Style Coffee Yogurt

Since I first tried this recipe, I’ve grown very fond of the creamy, thick texture of Greek style yogurt. If you’re also a fan of Greek style yogurt, don’t ladle the coffee yogurt into cups. Instead, incubate it in a big bowl until it has thickened. Then follow these instructions for making Greek yogurt at In a nutshell, stretch a clean cloth – I use a plain white do-rag like this one:

but cloth cut from a clean white T-shirt, flour cloth, tea towel or cheesecloth will do just fine – stretch that cloth across the top of a clean, large bowl and secure it with a couple of rubber bands. Pour the yogurt onto the cloth and put it in your refrigerator to drain for a couple of hours. That’s it!


Deb Powers has been reading about coffee, drinking coffee, brewing coffee, writing about coffee and roasting her own coffee for nearly 30 years.She confesses to being a coffee wonk and finds endless fascination in even the most meta of coffee information.
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One Response to "Coffee Yogurt Recipe – Tasty and Tangy"

  1. cat russell says:

    commercial makers are waking up.
    i love the idea of your recipe but just don,t cook as i am an invaid.
    one of the major grocery chains stock this flavor in greek style.

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