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Make Your Own Thick & Creamy Greek Yogurt Easily!

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I never realized how easy it was to make Greek yogurt.

About a month ago I started making my own yogurt which the whole family loved. It was a nice consistency and great for making parfaits with, yet there were some mornings I was craving that really thick and creamy Greek yogurt.

Make Greek Yogurt

Let me tell you, I’ll never buy it in the store again – just see how easy it is to make yourself.

make greek yogurt

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Make Your Own Thick & Creamy Greek Yogurt
Recipe type: breakfast
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This thick and creamy Greek Yogurt is so easy to make.
  • yogurt
  • strainer
  • coffee filter
  • container
  1. Put a coffee filter in a strainer.
  2. Put the strainer over a container (or deep pot like I did).
  3. Take your regular yogurt (store bought or homemade) and put it in the coffee filter.
  4. Place the container in the fridge for a few hours up to a whole day depending how thick you like it.
  5. The liquid that ends up in the container is called whey which I love to use in place of buttermilk. I use it in a muffin recipe that is absolutely delicious - I'll be sure to share that recipe with you yet too.
  6. I like to drizzle maple syrup and slivered almonds on my Greek Yogurt.

Once I have my Greek yogurt the thickness I like, I store it in a glass jar or container in the fridge. If I happen to forget about it and it gets too thick, I just mix in a bit of regular yogurt to get get it to the thickness I enjoy.

There are many different ways to make your own yogurt at home and I do plan to share how I make my regular yogurt yet too, for now I hope you enjoyed this easy way to turn regular yogurt into Greek yogurt in just a few simple steps.



  1. I never knew how. Thank-you for sharing. I love parfaits.

  2. greek yogurt is so good. but Im way to lazy to make my own lol

  3. nikki robak says:

    how simple and yet tastes so good

  4. That looks aeasy. and it saves money too!

  5. Thanks for sharing, will have to try this!

  6. Nena Sinclair says:

    This is good to know! I’m absolutely crazy about Greek yogurt! Now if I find regular yogurt on sale, I can make my own Greek yogurt with it! :)

  7. Jayne Cameron says:

    ZI am going to try this. Yogurt is something I love to eat and cook with.

  8. Laura Unger says:

    Thank you for sharing. I had no idea that I could make my own greek yogurt at home. I love regular yogurt but my kids like the greek style. I’ve been buying two different kinds…nice to know I only have to buy one!

  9. Michelle armstrong says:

    Always wondered how it was made. Thanks.

  10. Richard Hicks says:

    I have never tried doing this before but you make it look so easy. Will give it a try !

  11. Christina L says:

    Yummm We eat so much greek yogurt i bet this would help out a bunch with cutting the grocery bill down! Deff going to try!!

  12. Victoria Ess says:

    Oh my gosh, really?!?! Thanks so much for sharing! We love Greek yogourt, and this is sure to save us tons of money.

  13. Love Greek Yogurt, I am definitely going to try this out!

  14. Thanks for sharing this! I’m going to try it for sure! I prefer greek yogurt so this is great.

  15. Melinda L. says:

    I had no idea it was so easy to make Grek Yogurt. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I’ve never really tried plain Greek yogurt..looks interesting…

  17. A few years ago, my husband and I went to Greece and had actual Greek yogurt at a little beach café. It was so delicious! I will try this to see if I can recapture that yummy moment – thank you!

  18. Tara Gauthier says:

    I love greek yogurt, making it would be interesting to try.

  19. Wow- I love Greek yogurt. I had no idea it was so simple to make though! This is a must try. This recipe is so cost-effective!!

  20. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    this is going to save me a fortune and give me control on things thanks so much

  21. Debbie Bashford says:

    So the only difference between the 2 yogurts is the amount of liquid?? I had no idea, will be doing this for sure

  22. Anne Taylor says:

    Thank you SO much for this! I had no idea about this! I’ll be doing this very soon!


  23. Barbara DeFrance says:

    I like yogurt with a bit of fat rather than fat free for the taste. Very few calories are involved.

  24. Piero Giorno says:

    I love yogurt, and thanks to your easy to prepare recipe I can now make my own.

  25. What a great idea! I.ll have to try this!

  26. Oh yes, recipe for the regular yogurt first, please, and then I’ll think if I can make it to DIY Greek yogurt :) It does look easy, though…

  27. Ann Freele says:

    I love this ! I like the consistancy of Greek Yogurt, but not nessarily the ‘aftertaste” or the price! I need to try this immediately

  28. Gonna give this a try!

  29. I love Greek yogurt. I will try this.

  30. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    Holy cow i never knew it was this easy .. thanks for sharing

  31. Thanks for this info. I like to make my own, but my husband likes Greek. I’ll try this for him!

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