How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt

One of my favorite snacks to have is greek yogurt.  Whether having it on its’ own or mixing it in with a smoothie, it always seems to make everything better.  The only downside is how expensive it is.  It can run close to 3 dollars for 3/4 of a cup.

Fortunately, it’s actually really easy to make at home for almost nothing.

All you are going to need is

1. 1 gallon of whole milk

2. 1/4 cup greek yogurt with live cultures (most plain varieties)

3. a cheesecloth

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Start off by mixing in the 1/4 cup of yogurt with 1/4 cup of your milk.  Set aside

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Pour the rest of the milk into a very large pan and bring to a boil.

Once it reaches a boil, turn off the heat, and allow to cool until it is between 100 and 115F.  Once it reaches that point, stir in your greek yogurt/ milk mixture.  Cover with the lid and wrap it in a towel.  Allow to sit for about 16 hours.

You’ll know it’s ready when there’s a film on the top.  Using a ladle, carefully scoop it off.

You can stop here if you want.  Or you can continue on to make greek yogurt

Place the cheesecloth over a colander

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and pour the mixture into it.

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Allow to sit in the fridge and strain into a large bowl.

This should take about 24 hours max.  When you’re done this is what will be left in the bowl

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and this is what you’ll have as an end product!

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This tastes so much better than store-bought greek yogurt, and it is so much cheaper!

You can freeze if you’d like for up to 2 months.

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