I’ve been eating Greek style yogurt for about 7 years and I love it. It wasn’t until recently that it’s become really popular and stores have started carrying different brands of it. The problem is these brands are EXPENSIVE. I have seen some packages as much as $5! This Thrifty Diva wouldn’t be caught dead paying that much and I’ll tell you why….it’s so easy to make at home!
The only difference between regular yogurt and Greek yogurt is that Greek has the whey strained off of it. And it’s so easy to strain it yourself and save the difference.
What you need…
I like plan, full fat yogurt and it’s the only kind I’ve ever used to make it.
Do whatever you like. I like to use DaVinci sugar free vanilla syrup. You can use honey, fruit, Stevia, sugar, raw sugar, etc…The possibilities are ENDLESS.
A paper towel
What to do…
1. Line your colander with a paper towel. One should be enough, but if your paper towels are really thin, use two.
2. Pour your yogurt in the paper towel lines colander.
3. Cover with plastic wrap.
4. Put in the refrigerator and walk away for at least 8-9 hours or overnight.
After your yogurt has set overnight, all the whey has drained off and you technically have Greek yogurt, but it’s not going to be tasty unless you flavor it. Do whatever you like and mix well and your yogurt is done.
But wait, don’t throw away your whey! It’s awesome to put in plants or to give your dog 🙂
Have you ever made your own Greek yogurt?
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