Make your own Greek yogurt
Whoever likes to save a couple of bucks, raise your hand. I see you out there, waving madly. This post is for you.
In an effort to make some better food choices in our house, we have been using non-fat Greek yogurt in recipes. So far, so good.
The one thing we don’t love is paying for Greek yogurt. It’s very expensive–crazy expensive. After Googling “how to make your own Greek yogurt,” my husband (thanks!) found a great tutorial on this great blog, Salad in a Jar. I will share how I made mine now…
First, you need plain non-fat yogurt.
This is the tightest mesh strainer that I own. I would recommend a fairly deep bowl for this process.
Next, put a coffee filter into your strainer.
Spoon your yogurt into the filter-lined strainer. This will drain the whey, and change the consistency of your yogurt.
No whey. Whey.
I cover mine with plastic wrap or foil, and leave in the refrigerator for a few hours. The clean up is easy, and you can just transfer the yogurt to another container and drain the whey.
I highly recommend visiting Salad in a Jar, Paula has great recipes and tips! This one was a huge win for us…hope you can find it useful too!