Whoever likes to save a couple of bucks, raise your hand. I see you out there, waving madly. This post is for you.
In an effort to make some better food choices in our house, we have been using non-fat Greek yogurt in recipes. So far, so good.
The one thing we don't love is paying for Greek yogurt. It's very expensive--crazy expensive. After Googling "how to make your own Greek yogurt," my husband (thanks!) found a great tutorial on this great blog, Salad in a Jar. I will share how I made mine now...
First, you need plain non-fat yogurt.
This is the tightest mesh strainer that I own. I would recommend a fairly deep bowl for this process.
Next, put a coffee filter into your strainer.
Spoon your yogurt into the filter-lined strainer. This will drain the whey, and change the consistency of your yogurt.
No whey. Whey.
I cover mine with plastic wrap or foil, and leave in the refrigerator for a few hours. The clean up is easy, and you can just transfer the yogurt to another container and drain the whey.
I highly recommend visiting Salad in a Jar, Paula has great recipes and tips! This one was a huge win for us...hope you can find it useful too!