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Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe

This homemade Greek yogurt recipe makes a decadent, creamy yogurt that is a family favorite. We enjoy it plain, topped with fruit or as a base for other delicious recipes.

Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe

My mother-in-law has been making this scrumptious Greek yogurt that has been handed down for generations in her family since she was a girl. For years I’ve indulged in bowls of the deliciousness and for years she’s suggested that I learn how to make my own. Recently we spent an afternoon in my kitchen as I watched her in action and saw for myself how she makes the magic happen.

Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe

With her thick Greek accent she explained to me, step by step, just how her daddy would make batches of the yogurt in their modest kitchen. I traveled back in time with her to Crete, as she spoke of the old days and the precious memories of her island life. I drank in every last detail as she shared her daddy’s techniques that he had lovingly shown to her. Things like testing the temperature of the milk with her pinky and singing as she stirred to keep the milk from burning. We shared coffee and conversation, we laughed and we cried, as she recalled memories that have been tucked away for years. I scribbled down notes of her instructions as she talked me through the steps and I made a mental promise to myself to share every detail with my two girls one day.

Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe

Her recipe produced mounds of divine, thick, creamy yogurt with that slightly sour bite that only Greek yogurt can deliver. I’ll cherish that afternoon spent with Yaya always. I’m so grateful to have finally learned her daddy’s recipe through her eyes. And while the yogurt was amazing it can’t hold a candle to the magic that was in the making.



Here’s a favorite family recipe that uses Greek yogurt ::

And here’s the yogurt recipe :: 


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3 replies on “Homemade Greek Yogurt Recipe”

I make Greek yogurt often. All of that whey you drain off is magical. Make sure you use it. We use it like buttermilk. Its great in pancakes, waffles, breads, marinating meat, etc. Some people drink it, not my thing. Sometimes I think I like to make Greek yogurt because I love the whey so much.

Love the afternoon you spent with Yaya, and the Greek yogurt recipe. Thanks for sharing it. Such beautiful memories you have tucked away. Had a dear friend here (for Valentine’s breakfast) a few weeks ago and she toted along some Maple Greek yogurt she’d just made. Homemade yogurt is the best treat, so healthy.

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