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
Start off by mixing in the 1/4 cup of yogurt with 1/4 cup of your milk. Set aside
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
and pour the mixture into it.
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
and this is what you’ll have as an end product!
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.