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How to Make Greek Yogurt

In our home, we love Greek yogurt but hated paying a dollar for each little tub.  So my husband learned how to make it.

Here is how he does it:

Start with his homemade yogurt recipe.

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After the yogurt is done, take a metal colander (the kind with tiny holes) and put it in a slightly smaller bowl so that there is space under the colander.

Then, pour the yogurt into the colander and let it sit, covered with Saran Wrap in the lighted oven for a couple of hours.  Once liquid stops draining out, dump the yogurt into a container and you are done!  You have now made a tub full of creamy Greek yogurt for the cost of a half gallon of milk (which, if you shop at Aldi, is like less than a dollar).  Like the regular yogurt, add in whatever you like to flavor it, or eat it plain.

Are you wondering what that liquid that came out of the yogurt is?

It’s whey.


Ever heard of curds and whey (or whey protein)?  It comes from this stuff!  You now have a 24 ounce tub of Greek yogurt AND two and a half cups of whey (protein!) for like under a dollar. What!?!

Some of the things that we have tried to do with the whey are adding it to smoothies, marinating veggies, and making a protein rich lemonade.  As an experiment, we are also making sauerkraut with it as we speak.  We will have to let you know how that one turns out.  If you don’t hear from us again, it probably means it did not go well.

Have fun your Greek yogurt making and let us know how it turns out!

Thanks for sharing!