Monday, October 18, 2010

Cost Breakdown Yogurt

So, regular yogurt costs about $0.50 per 6-8 oz single serve, or about $3.00 for 32 oz plain or vanilla.

For organic yogurt a single serving costs $0.75 per 6-8 oz cup, or about $4.00 for a 32 oz container of traditional yogurt, or $3.50 for "liquid yogurt." While tasty, liquid yogurt is just weird to me.

A gallon of organic milk costs $6. I bought the liquid yogurt as starter. Keep in mind, I will hardly ever have to buy starter again.

So, $6 / 16 = $0.375 per cup I used 2 and 2/3 so $0.99-$1.00
I used about 2 ounces of starter so $3.50 / 16 = $0.22
plus 1/4 cup of sugar = like $0.05 if that
and a bit of vanilla so, another $0.05

For a grand total of $1.32 for 3 cups, or 24 oz.

$3 * 3/4 = $2.25 which would be the cost of 24 oz of regular, inorganic yogurt.

So, $2.25, versus $1.32. Win.


  1. I have yet to try and make my own yogurt, but that's mostly due to the fact I'm not a big yogurt eater (even though hubby is). I've been buying the regular types since I get them so cheap and even free sometimes after coupons, but now that I'm moving back to getting organic, I just might have to try this!

  2. I only just discovered it and I love it! It also has only as much sugar as you put in it. I added on a bit more than a half a cup for a whole gallon of yogurt and it still tastes great. :)

    I hate couponing... Really, hate it. I should do it.. Maybe you can give me some pointers to get started because I always get overwhelmed.