When I was in college I was like most college students poor and hungry. I love greek yogurt but I didn’t have much time to make it our money to buy it. So I thought can I make greek yogurt but not from scratch?
After a bit of thinking I had a crazy idea: Can I buy regular yogurt and strain it to be greek yogurt? I was pleased to discover the answer: Yes! There are a couple of ways to make greek yogurt on the cheap and with out a stove top.
- Buy 2 containers your favorite unflavored yogurt (I wouldn’t get a fruity one, but perhaps honey flavored?)
- Eat one of the yogurts (Not greek, but delicious!)
- Clean out the empty yogurt container
- Take a rubber band and an old clean t-shirt
- Use the rubber band to affix the t-shirt to the empty yogurt container
- Spoon about half of your full yogurt container into the t-shirt sling on the other yogurt container
- Close up the half full yogurt container for making more later, and cover the other straining container.
- Refrigerate everything
- Come back in a couple of hours to some delicious and cheap greek yogurt
- Mix in your favorite add-ins and eat!
Pros: Cheap! Easy, and can be done anywhere.
Cons: You have to clean the straining cloth (aka t-shirt)
For less than $25 you can get this nifty european greek yogurt strainer if you want to make more.
Or for $10 you can get this strainer* and make a little less you can use this Cuisipro Greek Yogurt Strainer. Both have great reviews and provide the simplest recipe for homemade greek yogurt.