Anyone do this? I hate the price on greek yogurt, but love to use with some sugar free jelly. Seems simple enough just wonder about cost savings.
sams has the 32 oz of chiobani for pretty cheap.....
just buy the cheapest TUB of yogurt that you can find and strain it for 1-3 days in the fridge. Its too easy mate. 99% of the lactose[carb] will drip to to bottom and you will be left with REAL GREEK YOGURT with an extremely high protein content. The fat you are left with depends on the type of cheap yogurt[full, low or FF] that you started off with.
Do a google search but lining a strainer with a single paper tower set over a bowl and then scooping the cheap ass yogurt into it and leaving in the fridge for 1-3 days is all it takes.
When you master that then you can start making yogurt from scratch, also very easy and its really then that it gets cheap.
The recipe I've been using recently:
12cups skim milk
Nonfat dry milk (about 1.3 cups..or enough dry mix that would make 1quart)
some store-bought plain yogurt with active cultures
1 - Heat skim milk to 180F...seems to work best in the microwave
2 - Let the milk cool down to 120F
3 - Put 1-2 Tablespoons of the purchased yogurt into a glass and add about 1c of the warm milk, stir
4 - Whisk the dry milk into the skim milk
5 - Add the yogurt/milk mixture to the skim milk/dry milk mixture
6 - Keep the mixture warm (110-115F) for 8-12 hours
7 - Eat as is or strain the yogurt to make it greek....the volume will reduce by about 50% (I strain it overnight)
The only problem I run into is that I don't know the exact macros/calories of the finished product so I've just been estimating. The whey that drains off from the straining is supposedly about 7/1 carb/protein per cup and about 30 calories.
By my estimate the finished product is nearly equal in carbs & protein vs the unstrained which has about 50% more carbs per serving.
Gonna have to try this, I go through a quart of Chobani every day.