how to make thick greek yogurt

I’m continuing to go strong with my at-home yogurt making.  It’s seriously so easy you guys!  Crockpot yogurt making is where it’s at.  From my yogurt making post I’ve received questions about the thickness of the yogurt.  While it isn’t super thick (like greek yogurt) straight out of the crockpot, with just one simple step you can make that happen.

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First, follow the steps on how to make yogurt in your crockpot.

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Next, grab a large bowl, strainer and a cheese cloth.  Put the cheese cloth (folded up a couple times) over the strainer (with excess hanging over), then the strainer in the bowl.  Pour the yogurt into the cheese cloth-strainer and allow it to sit in the fridge overnight, or at least for 3-4 hours.  You’ll notice the liquid (whey) filling up the bowl, leaving you with super thick yogurt.

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Scrape the greek yogurt out of the cheese cloth into another bowl and whisk it to smoothen it out (I skipped this step but recommend it).  Put into desired containers and enjoy!

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The one downside is that the amount of yogurt you are left with is basically halved.  A big plus – it’s MUCH less messy when your toddler feeds it to himself.

I want to use the left over whey somehow to lessen the waste.  Any suggestions?

How thick do you like your yogurt to be?

Heather

4 thoughts on “how to make thick greek yogurt

  1. I use my leftover whey as a substitute for buttermilk! It’s not a perfect substitute but I love to use it in pancakes waffles, muffins, etc. I think you could even use it instead of water in bread recipes. Overall, I definitely think it works really well in baked goods!

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