The first time I went to the grocery store to purchase Greek yogurt, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the price!! I somehow convinced myself to fork over the money for this new-found treat and made sure to savor every bite.
By accident, I figured out how to make my own Greek yogurt at home. I simply bought “regular” yogurt and drained the extra liquid from it. When I discovered how simple it was to make my own Greek yogurt, I felt as though it was too good to be true!
Here’s how it is done.
All you need is “regular” yogurt. (I’ve only made Greek yogurt with plain yogurt, so I am not sure if flavored yogurts would work for this as well but it would be worth a try!) I like to use Nancy’s Lowfat (or nonfat) Plain Yogurt. However, I did buy Mountain High plain yogurt at Costco the other day, so I’ll be curious to see how it compares.
Place a paper towel (or coffee filter) in a strainer. Then place the strainer on top of a bowl to catch the water that drains off. Pour “regular” yogurt into the strainer and place it in the fridge for several hours.
Several hours later. . . . tah-dah, you now have Greek yogurt!!
Here’s a picture of the liquid after it drained off the yogurt.
Thick, rich, creamy Greek yogurt without spending an arm and a leg for it!!
I love adding granola, fresh/dried fruit, honey, or jam to Greek yogurt!! It is so rich and creamy–almost like ice cream (well, not quite)!