When I started my Trim Healthy Mama journey I realized that making homemade Crock Pot Greek Yogurt would really help our budget and would ensure that I was getting a product that didn’t contain crazy unhealthy ingredients.
I did some searching and found this tutorial How To Make Crock Pot Greek Yogurt and have been using it ever since. I find that by making my Crock Pot Greek Yogurt I am able to save a little bit of money and make the flavors that I enjoy most often.
The link to the tutorial that I used no longer works… so I’m going to put a link to a Tutorial from Briana Thomas here which is similar
This is 1 gallon of skim milk and 1 6 ounce container of plain Greek yogurt with live and active cultures. Following the above process.
You do have to strain this for it to be considered Greek Yogurt. Straining is an odd process as sometimes it takes a full 24 hours and sometimes it only takes 2. You just never know. Normally it’s about 6-8 hours. The nice thing is that even if it strains too long you have an on plan yogurt cheese that is similar to laughing cow.
To strain this I use a large plastic strainer and cover the inside of it with coffee filters, yes you can use cheese cloth or even a fine mesh strainer or pillow case…paint strainers work great too. I ladle this into the strainer which sits over a bowl to catch the whey.
Whey has a lot of different uses.
It can be used to:
ferment fruits and vegetables
feed your garden
feed your house plants
feed it to your pets.
Crock Pot Greek yogurt is such a staple when following a Trim and Healthy Lifestyle… Even if you do not follow the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, it is a beneficial way to include fermented dairy in your diet.
Some of the Ways that I use Crock Pot Greek Yogurt:
As a base for cake frosting
As a protein source in Shakes and Smoothies
As Frozen Yogurt
To make Blended Yogurt Cups
When baking with alternative flours
When making Bread
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