Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Greek yogurt for half the price!
I love the thick, custard-like texture of Greek yogurt but hate the high price. Being the frugalista I am, I decided to make my own.
I line a fine, metal strainer with several thicknesses of paper toweling, fit the strainer into a pot that it can set in with plenty of clearance underneath to catch the strained liquid, then dump in a large container of plain yogurt (you can use any fat level you choose.)
Cover with plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge overnight. In the morning you'll have a thick, creamy yogurt perfect for Greek recipes or my favorite way, with cinnamon and a little honey. Don't throw away that liquid...it's whey, pure protein. It will keep in your fridge for about 2 weeks. You can use it in smoothies for an extra protein boost, replace the liquid in homemade biscuits, or even pour it over your dog's food.
Best of all, you end up with double the amount of thick, delicious yogurt for half the price!