By Elainia on December 11, 2007
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (122 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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."
"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.)"
"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."
"Fantastic and so easy. We are eating healthier and losing some weight this year so now we have a perfect alternative to sour cream! Thank you, Elainia!"
"What a great idea, it worked well. many thanks, chris"
"So easy and less fattening! Thank you so much for posting this!"
"Elainia, I have made this many times, and it always turns out beautifully. The consistency works well for sweet or savory dishes. Thank you for sharing."