Thursday, August 18, 2011

You Can Make Your Own Greek Yogurt

Yes you can. It's easy and with the price of Greek yogurt at $2 for a small serving it will save you a ton of money!  I first saw this recipe here, and with these directions we have been making our own for over a year now. Grocery store cost = $2 for 6 oz.  Our cost= $2.50 for about a half gallon!
Greek yogurt is thick and creamy and so good for you! We make the yogurt overnight in the crock pot and strain it through extra large coffee filters to get rid of most of the watery whey so it gets stand up on your spoon thick.  With a little practice you will get pretty consistent results, and you can't beat the price! A little honey, a little fresh fruit, and you have a great start to your day:>)
I've added this link to my recipes page. If you give it a try let me know what you think. If you need help, email me, I'll be glad to help you through it.


  1. It looks delicious! How long does it last after you make it? Would it stay in the fridge for 2 weeks?

  2. I believe it would Penny. Earl usually keeps some back to start the next batch and we have held it well over a week and it's fine. The rest usually gets consumed pretty quickly:>)

  3. I will definitely be checking this out. I like to use plain yogurt in some of my recipes and recently heard of Greek yogurt, and how much better it is for you.
    Thanks so much!! :o)
    Hope you are having a great week!
    love, Trish
    ps. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of "Sew We Quilt", this has been so much fun and I love being introduced to different blogs. Plus how fun to enter the give a ways!! :o)

  4. sounds like something I want to to check it out!

  5. I love Greek yogurt and it is quite expensive. Thanks so much for the recipe, Kathy!


  6. Hey Kathy,

    Can you believe I have never has Greek yogurt!

    My Lebanese grandmother always made her own yogurt, but of course it was not sweetened at all, so as a kid, I hated it.

    My have to try your recipe, since I really love yogurt.

    Janet xox

  7. I'm intrigued!
    I didn't realize yogurt was even a cooked thing!
    your photo looks delish!

    any job news from this way?

  8. Kathy
    I'm so glad you posted this.
    I've been wanting to try Greek yogurt, but as you say it is pricey.
    I'm decluttering and almost put the crock pot in the to-go pile!
    So this is definitely timely.
    It sounds easy and delicious. I'll give it a try!

  9. Hi Kathy,

    I love Greek yogurt. Thank you for the link to the recipe.

  10. And don't throw out the whey!

    We use it as a buttermilk replacement in pancakes and waffles with great results.

  11. Well, I am sure going to try this. I hope I can do it...I LOVE Greek yogurt.
    I also love the idea of KAREN'S to save the whey for cooking. Wonder how long it would stay good...guess about like buttermilk.
    Great ideas here.
    xo bj

  12. I love greek yogurt! I will have to check out this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Kathy, you have been very industrious this past month! Your peach jam jars made me drool. Your jars looked beautiful all lined up, and I'm sure the jam is just as delicious as the jars look.

  14. I sent the link to her blog to my with large crockpot.

  15. You're so kind.
    Thanks for sharing the idea.

    Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

  16. Sounds yummy and looks so sweet in the teacup... would never have thought of that.

    Warm blessings,


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