Greek Yogurt Bargain
Greek-style yogurt is extremely easy to make and lends a creaminess to store-brand and other inexpensive yogurts.
All you need is unthickened plain yogurt, a screen sieve or loosely woven cloth, and time.
At my local supermarket, a pint container Fage 0% Greek yogurt is $3.79 whereas a quart of the store brand plain yogurt that yields a pint of Greek yogurt is $2.39. Less than 2/3 the price! And free whey, too!
How to Make Greek Yogurt Bargain
- If the whey does not readily drain from the yogurt, it is likely that the yogurt was ultra-pasteurized or treated with thickeners and stabilizers. Such yogurt never will drain. Many of the nationally distributed organic yogurts will not drain whereas inexpensive, less thoroughly processed, store-brand yogurts often drain very well.