How to Make Greek Yogurt

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Who doesn’t like creamy and smooth greek yogurt?

Once your homemade yogurt is ready you can take these few easy steps to convert it into thick and creamy greek yogurt.

1. Make yogurt at home (click here to see how to make yogurt at home)

2. Refrigerate freshly made yogurt for at least 2 hours or more.

3. Line a big strainer or colander with a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag, set the strainer on top of a glass or plastic bowl and spoon yogurt carefully into lined strainer to strain whey

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4. Leave it in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight for thicker consistency

5. This is how it will look after whey is strained

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6. This is the whey. You can use it for cooking soup, broth or use in smoothies

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7. Transfer strained yogurt into a glass container and refrigerate. That’s it! You have fresh homemade greek yogurt ready!

8. Enjoy it plain, with some honey or maple syrup or with berries. Yummy!!!

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How to make greek yogurt

1 quart plain yogurt will yield 3.5 – 4 cups of greek yogurt + 4 cups of whey

1. First make 1 quart plain yogurt at home (click here to see how to make yogurt at home)

2. Refrigerate freshly made yogurt for at least 2 hours or more.

3. Line a big strainer or colander with a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag, set the strainer on top of a glass or plastic bowl and spoon yogurt carefully into lined strainer to strain whey

4. Leave it in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight for thicker consistency

5. The yogurt will reduce almost in half (3.5 – 4 cups). Transfer strained yogurt into a glass container and refrigerate. That’s it! You have fresh homemade greek yogurt ready! It will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks.

7. Enjoy it plain, with some honey or maple syrup or with berries. Yummy!!!

8. Refrigerate whey in a glass jar. You can use the whey for cooking soup, broth or in smoothies

Share some of your favorite ways to enjoy yogurt in the comment section below.

2 thoughts on “How to Make Greek Yogurt

  1. Thank you for sharing these recipes and all that you do with us on your website. I just love it! Could you please clarify something? When you say the resulting whey can be used in soup, broth, or smoothies, would this bring probiotic properties to the smoothies like using yogurt or keifer? Or is it adding protein or providing other health benefits I’m not realizing? Thanks again!

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