I have a similar recipe (#34119) where I use drained yogurt as a fruit dip, adding cinnamon and maple syrup. I tried your recipe today using 1/4 cup plain yogurt, and draining for 2 hours. A pinch of cinnamon and 2 drops of vanilla extract after draining made for a simply gorgeous dip for apples. Yum!!!
This works great. I have several recipes that call for yogurt cheese and now I can make them. Thank you for posting it.
Mirj will be none too pleased when she gets word via Pony Express that I used a full fat plain yogurt to make the cheese. A coffee filter worked best for me. Yummy and thanks for posting! cg ;)
This technique has really made a difference in my life! I LOATHE fat-free cream cheese---it tastes like spackling compound---but hate the thought of all the fat in the regular kind, so...Yogurt Cheese has solved the problem! I use it just like cream cheese, and love it. To drain, I use cheesecloth---can be washed and re-used.
I use yogurt cheese when I am making yogurt ice cream. It comes out thick and tasty...the "tang" has been removed. I use a coffee filter instead of paper towels...(the filter holds better when it gets wet) It can be used in place of sour cream on baked potatoes. Wonderful condiment!!
Thanks for sharing this!
I love the yogurt cheese. Thanks for the recipe. Does anyone know if there is any use for the liquid?
How much yogurt cheese do you get from 1 1/2 cups of yogurt?
Wonderful! Perfectly low fat sour cream. I used a cheese cloth instead of paper towel. Thanks Mirj.
I also use this as a replacement for sour cream. Very versatile.