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    Easy and Fast Greek Style Yogurt

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    8 hrs 3 mins

    3 mins

    8 hrs

    Elainia's Note:

    Thick, creamy, the consistency of soft cream cheese. This works with low fat yogurts too! The ingredients look funny because it wouldn't accept only one ingredient but it would accept a coffee filter as an ingredient, lol.

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    • 1 (16 ounce) container plain yogurt (low fat, no fat, whole milk, any of them are fine)
    • 1 coffee filter


    1. 1
      This will look like a lot of yogurt but will reduce to about 1/3 overnight, so don't be dissuaded by the amount!
    2. 2
      Take a wire mesh strainer, place over a bowl and line with either cheese cloth or a coffee filter (I prefer coffee filters).
    3. 3
      Pour yogurt into lined strainer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
    4. 4
      In the morning, remove the plastic wrap and scoop out wonderfully creamy thick yogurt. Store as you would any yogurt.
    5. 5
      I find this is fine without sweetening, but you can also add a dollop of jam or some honey or fresh fruit when you serve it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 31, 2009


      Thank you for this awesome idea, Elainia! I used a basket-style paper coffee filter and it works like a charm with my little strainer. For the best flavor and texture, I'll use either Brown Cow Cream Top Plain Yogurt or Stonyfield Plain Cream Top Yogurt. I let mine strain for about 3 hours in the fridge. I also drink the whey (the liquid left in the bottom of the bowl) mixed in a smoothie, juice or a little honey. It's super-high in protein and good probiotics.

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    • on June 13, 2010


      I use this all the time to substitute in recipes calling for Greek yogurt. I always use plain nonfat yogurt. If you don't have cheese cloth or a coffee filter, you can also line the sieve with 2 paper towels. You can turn this into a nice fruit yogurt by replacing the liquid that drained off overnight with fruit nectar (just stir the nectar into the thickened yogurt and add some chopped fresh fruit.)

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    • on March 09, 2010


      I would give this 10 stars if I could. DH LOVES Greek Yogurt and LOVED this. I even made it with fat free yogurt and it turned out great. Thanks for this healthy, easy and dee-lish money saver.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy and Fast Greek Style Yogurt

    Serving Size: 1 (122 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 74.7
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 15.9 mg
    Sodium 56.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 5.7 g
    Protein 4.2 g

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