Greek Yogurt is a healthy indulgence, but it’s expensive! Here is a DIY Greek Yogurt procedure to easily convert regular Mountain High All Natural Yogurt (or another high quality brand) into a thick, creamy Greek-style yogurt. I basically strained the liquid out using simple household items. The result was amazing!
Homemade Greek Yogurt Ingredients:
:: Mountain High All Natural Yogurt ($1 for 32 oz. at the 99 Cents Only Store)
:: A strainer or colander
:: A bowl
:: Cheesecloth or a clean, dedicated Dishcloth
:: A rubberband
1. Line the strainer or colander with cheesecloth. Or, I simply used a clean, loosely-woven Dishcloth.
2. Place All Natural Yogurt into the cloth. Secure top with rubberband.
3. Set the yogurt & strainer/colander over a bowl. The bottom of the strainer musn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
4. Leave the entire apparatus in the ‘fridge, at least 4 hours.
5. You’ll see liquid has strained-out & is inside the bowl. Some people save & use this liquid.
6. Greek Yogurt is ready! Open up your cloth. Thick, creamy goodness. Use a spatula to scrape it into a bowl.
7. Clean-up. I rinse out my Dishcloth & run it thru the wash. Made it a dedicated Dishcloth for Yogurt-making only.
:: Greek Yogurt drizzled with Honey. Sprinkle fresh pomegranate arils and/or toasted almonds on top.
:: Greek Yogurt Dip for baby carrots & peppers. Mix yogurt with Lipton Dip Mix (see photo of shopping trip).
:: Greek Yogurt as a substitute for sour cream. I used it in a Tetrazinni recipe.
I experimented with two brands of yogurt — Mountain High & Yoplait. The Mountain High was way more successful. The Yoplait did NOT work–I think it’s due to the cornstarch and/or gelatin contained in Yoplait. Definitely try this if you run across Mountain High brand yogurt! It is divine & affordable!
Thanks for sharing Jolene!