How To Make Greek Yogurt
So apparently some of you guys already make your own Greek yogurt, which is AWESOME! That surprised me, though, because I have NEVER heard of anyone making their own Greek yogurt!!
Plain yogurt is too drippy and liquidy for me. But plain Greek yogurt is a different story! So creamy, thick and tangy compared to regular old plain yogurt!
Greek yogurt is also very expensive. I don’t know the exact price, but making Greek yogurt at home is a TON cheaper than buying Greek yogurt at the store.
Yup, you heard that right. You can make your own Greek yogurt at home.
Apparently (you guys are going to flip), Greek yogurt is just plain yogurt, strained. And you can strain your own plain yogurt at home and it’s soooo easy!
Erica Lea’s Greek yogurt tutorial on was so easy to follow!
All you need is:
a large bowl, a colander/strainer, lots of layers of paper towels (or cheesecloth) and plain yogurt!
Pour plain yogurt (mind you, it will decrease by half) onto the many layers (I used 6-8 layers) of paper towels. Fold the paper towels over the yogurt. Place a plate and heavy bowl on top of the folded-over paper towels.
Refrigerate the mighty contraption for 4-8 hours (I did overnight). The pressure from the plate and heavy bowl on the paper towels will drain the liquid from the plain yogurt.
In the morning, you’ll have this.
Thick, pillowy and creamy Greek yogurt.
Doesn’t Greek yogurt have more protein than regular plain yogurt?
Yes, it does. And homemade Greek yogurt is no different. Greek yogurt is more concentrated and compact than plain yogurt, thus it has more protein per serving.
I am so glad that I did this! I thought it would be hard and require special equipment, but it’s easy! If I can do it, trust me, you can too!
Also, I love how I can flavor it to my own liking and there’s no added sugar!
What are you waiting for…go make some homemade Greek yogurt!!!
Have you ever had Greek yogurt? What’s the most creative way you’ve used it?