Got homemade yogurt? Want to make it into thick, creamy Greek yogurt? Here's how! You just need a strainer and some cheesecloth. Works for store-bought yogurt, too!
- Plain yogurt, any amount, homemade or store-bought
- Large bowl
1 Set things up: Line the strainer with the cheesecloth (use a double layer, if needed) and set it over the bowl.
2 Strain the yogurt: Add the yogurt to the strainer and let the whey drip out for anywhere from 1 hour to 8 hours. Do this in the fridge if it’s warm or intend to strain your yogurt for more than a few hours. Check the yogurt occasionally and stop when you reach a consistency that you like.
3 Whisk and store: Whisk the strained yogurt until smooth and shiny. Don’t be afraid to whisk hard! If it’s too stiff, whisk in a few tablespoons of whey. Transfer to a storage container, and store for up to two weeks. Discard the whey, or refrigerate it in its own jar for up to 2 months.