Quick and Easy Recipe
Do you like Greek yogurt?
If you do and if you have a little addiction to it like we do in our house, you will love this recipe.
This delicious, quick and easy recipe for homemade Greek yogurt will not only save you money, but it will also allow you to enjoy it daily!
Homemade Greek Yogurt
2 quarts Milk (you can use either whole, 2%, or 1%)
4 tablespoons Plain Yogurt, either homemade or purchased from the store, with live and active cultures (we love to use Dannon Greek Plain Yogurt from Walmart $1 for this)
Heat the milk in a saucepan to 180F. You want the milk to be hot, but not boiling. Also cook the milk at the low temperature, this way it will not burn at the bottom. When done, cover the pan and cool to about 116F.
When your milk is cooled, remove about 2 cups of the warm milk to a small bowl and whisk in the yogurt until evenly combined. Whisk the yogurt mixture back into the saucepan of milk.
Pour into jars or a bowl. Cover tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and place in a warm dry place at least six to eight hours or until thickened, overnight if necessary.
When the yogurt is set up, place in the refrigerator for four hours.
After four hours, line a colander with fine mesh cheesecloth or a clean tea towel. Pour the yogurt into the colander.
You can either gather the corners of the towel and tie it before hanging it over your sink for 5 hours or you can place the colander over a bowl and place in the refrigerator overnight to drain.
After draining to desired consistency, turn into a bowl with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to use.