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Greek Yogurt Recipes

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Mug of slighty lumpy Greek yogurt.
Greek style yogurt has recently become very popular. Greek yogurt is traditionally made from sheep's milk, but cow's milk can be used. Because it is strained, it is a thicker, creamier yogurt than you may be used to. Making your own can possibly save you money, but will surely guarantee the quality of the ingredients used. This page contains Greek yogurt recipes.

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By 6 found this helpful
December 1, 2011
Greek yogurt is not only delicious, it is also full of healthy benefits. Lower in calories and sugars than traditional sweetened store yogurts and higher in protein, it is a wonderful choice for dieters and non-dieters alike. The average tub of Greek yogurt is $5.00, but by making it yourself, you will save 60%!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon of 1% or higher milk
  • 2-3 Tbsp. of yogurt with active live cultures
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream or buttermilk
  • kitchen thermometer
  • blanket/large towel
  • oven with a light/thermos
  • heavy bottomed pan or double boiler
  • mixing spoon
  • glass or ceramic bowl
  • coffee filters/cheesecloth

Directions:

Pour entire 1/2 gallon of milk into heavy saucepan or double boiler with the heat turned to medium. Stir occasionally until the thermometer reads 180 degrees F, then remove immediately from heat.

Transfer your heated milk to a glass or ceramic bowl and set out on a counter until it reaches 105-110 degrees. Make sure to leave this uncovered so as to not inhibit the healthy bacteria.

When the milk has cooled, turn on your oven light to warm the oven. Mix together the 2-3 Tbsp. of yogurt with the heavy cream/buttermilk until smooth.

Add the yogurt mix to the milk and stir well to combine. Wrap the bowl in a blanket or towel and place inside the over for 7-8 hours. Make sure that no part of the cloth touches the light bulb.

Take off the cloth and voila, you have yogurt! You can stop here if you wish, but in order to make Greek yogurt follow these additional steps:

Remove the yogurt mix and place a strainer on top of a bowl. Line the strainer with coffee filters or cheesecloth. Pour yogurt mix into strainer and place in the refrigerator for a hour. Drain whey from bottom of bowl. Return to refrigerator for another hour and again pour out the whey. If done properly, it should come off in a sheet from the strainer.

Put in a container with a tight fitting in your refrigerator and enjoy for up to six days - although mine does not last more than three :).

By Teri M. from Omaha, NE

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June 20, 20170 found this helpful

Greek yogurt is easy to make, all you need is some cheesecloth and a sieve. This is a guide about easiest homemade greek yogurt.

Straining Yogurt Through Cheesecloth

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By 0 found this helpful
March 15, 2011

Greetings, does any one have a simple recipe for Greek yogurt?

By Mari from CA

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

Strain yogurt in a cheesecloth for about 4 hours in the refrigerator. Save the whey, it is useful in baking (makes really good pancakes).

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Anonymous
March 16, 20110 found this helpful

Here's a video for homemade greek yogurt:

http://www.yout  ch?v=5ZZAUqFqAnY

And here are the instructions I think jsham is talking about:

http://www.ehow  yogurt-home.html

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

Here is a good video recipe on how to make greek yogurt.

Hope this helps.

http://recipes-  data_player.html

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March 16, 20110 found this helpful

Check out this page...it is from Mountain High Yogurt but the instructions are good.

http://www.moun  reekyoghurt.html

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Anonymous
April 30, 20170 found this helpful

i am sorry i did not find it very useful at all not enough in foe ok plus no recipe

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May 2, 20170 found this helpful

If you follow the parent guide, you will see all the posts related to making Greek yogurt. This recipe looks good.

http://www.thri  5950587.tip.html

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