Now that you know how to make your own yogurt, you can try converting it into Greek style yogurt . It is super easy to convert homemade or even store-bought yogurt into Greek yogurt, all you need is a strainer, some coffee filters and a bowl (oh yeah, and some yogurt!!)
As you might have noticed, Greek yogurt is more expensive than regular yogurt and that makes total sense, Greek yogurt is more dense as it has less water. Commercially, the yogurt is passed through a filtration system that lets the water pass and retains most of the yogurt solids, the result, a product that is almost as dense as softened cream cheese and with double the protein per serving.
You can achieve similar results by filtering your yogurt through a coffee filter which is a more cost-effective and cleaner option than using a cheese cloth. I get my coffee filters from the dollar store. I get 150 filters for $1. You can filter about 2 cups of yogurt per filter so that means that I can make about 19 gallons of Greek yogurt and I don’t have to clean and wash the cheese cloth every single time! Talk about efficiency and cost savings!
Greek yogurt is a very tasty breakfast or mid-day snack, I even mix it with some honey and eat as a dessert
- 1½ cups Yogurt
- 1 Strainer
- 1 Coffee Filter
- 1 plastic or glass bowl
- Line the strainer with a coffee filter and set the strainer over a bowl
- Pour the yogurt into the lined strainer. Let it sit in the fridge overnight
- Discard the water collected on the bowl. Transfer yogurt to a container and refrigerate
How do you eat your Greek yogurt?