Vanilla Yogurt

Oui French Vanilla Copycat Recipe

This recipe makes yogurt that tastes almost exactly like Oui! It saves SO much money and you can use partial almond milk if you wish. 

Pro tip: make sure to use a thermometer. I made it once without it and the texture of the yogurt was not the best.

 Oui yogurt with gefu mini spatula

Thermometer in yogurt mixture

Copycat Oui Yogurt

What you'll need: 

  • 4¾ Cups Whole Milk
  • ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ⅓ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 5 Oz Plain or Vanilla Oui Yogurt

What you'll do: 

  1. Pour 4¾ Cups Whole Milk & ⅓ Cup Granulated Sugar into a saucepan, heat on low until it hits 190°F and hold it around that temperature for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the milk cool to 110°F. Use a kitchen thermometer to monitor the temperatures. You can place your pan into a cold water bath in the sink to help cool it faster. If a film forms on top of the milk, be sure to remove it or it will give your yogurt a stringy texture.
  2. Place 2 Teaspoons Oui Yogurt into a bowl and add 2 Tablespoons of the cooled milk – mix very well with a whisk, making sure there are no yogurt lumps – this ensures that you’ll end up with smooth yogurt. Pour the yogurt starter and ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract into the saucepan with the milk and stir well.  Avoid scraping the bottom of the pan, there’s usually milk solids stuck to the bottom that can give your yogurt a gritty texture.
  3. Ladle the mixture into your jars. Seal the jars with lids or cover each jar with homemade foil lids. Place the jars directly in the pot.
  4. Press the Yogurt button and make sure it’s on the “Normal” setting, set the Instant Pot for 9 hours. After it’s done, give it a taste—if you prefer it more tart, you can incubate the yogurt for a few more hours. (This can be made in any yogurt maker)
  5. Refrigerate the jars for at least 6 hours before serving. Enjoy without stirring.

Yogurt mixture pouring

Yogurt in yogurt maker


Recommended Cooking Tools for this Recipe
Gefu Dough Scraper         Thermometer           
GEFU Dough Scraper | 15.95            GEFU Thermometer | $29.95
GEFU Whisk     
GEFU Whisk | $19.95                    GEFU Cooking Spoon | $29.95

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