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Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 1:21am
Why do grocery stores only carry plain Greek Yogurt in the nonfat variety? I was going to experiment with baking and you need some fat to do so. I don't want to have to drive 90 miles to Whole Foods.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 1:26am; Reply: 1
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Why do grocery stores only carry plain Greek Yogurt in the nonfat variety? I was going to experiment with baking and you need some fat to do so. I don't want to have to drive 90 miles to Whole Foods.


Non fat is probably what sells the best.   Ask your grocery store manager if a special order can be
placed.

You might have to order a carton of 12 but maybe not..It's worth asking before you think of making
such a long trip to WF.

Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 3:18am; Reply: 2
It just tells you something about the people who shop at that store.  :)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 10:49am; Reply: 3
Make your own with whole milk :)
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 2:10pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Why do grocery stores only carry plain Greek Yogurt in the nonfat variety? I was going to experiment with baking and you need some fat to do so. I don't want to have to drive 90 miles to Whole Foods.


Do you have a Publix there? They will special order some products I know.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 5:51pm; Reply: 5
Nope, no Publix. It's Rouse's, Winn Dixie(haven't checked there yet, other side of town), or Wally World.
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:05pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Nope, no Publix. It's Rouse's, Winn Dixie(haven't checked there yet, other side of town), or Wally World.


Walmart used to special order some things, too, but I haven't asked about anything there in a while. BUT have you looked into making Greek yogurt in a CrockPot? It is VERY simple! And CHEAP compared to buying it. If I could still eat yogurt, I would make it this way in a minute!! Do a search for making Greek yogurt in a crock pot. Some of the entries I liked better than others. If you don't like the idea of having your yogurt in the crock you can place a pyrex dish that fits in it right on the crock bowl and make yogurt!
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:30pm; Reply: 7
I'll check a couple of other places first. I make ghee but it keeps a long time. A crock pot full of yogurt is a lot for now.
Posted by: Chloe, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:02pm; Reply: 8
I just checked out making crock pot yogurt and it begins with 8 cups of milk...When you think about
it 8 cups isn't going to be 8 cups of Greek yogurt because you wind up straining out the liquid with
cheesecloth and what's left is likely to be closer to 6-7 cups of yogurt. If you bought 6 or 7 containers it really wouldn't be all that much....  It might be worth the trouble....

gulfcoastguy, see what you think.  I'd like to try making it just to see if it works.  Spring, you mentioned it.  Have you ever made it?

http://noelskitchentips.com/2011/06/28/homemade-crock-pot-greek-yogurt/
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 9:20pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Chloe
I just checked out making crock pot yogurt and it begins with 8 cups of milk...When you think about
it 8 cups isn't going to be 8 cups of Greek yogurt because you wind up straining out the liquid with
cheesecloth and what's left is likely to be closer to 6-7 cups of yogurt. If you bought 6 or 7 containers it really wouldn't be all that much....  It might be worth the trouble....

gulfcoastguy, see what you think.  I'd like to try making it just to see if it works.  Spring, you mentioned it.  Have you ever made it?

http://noelskitchentips.com/2011/06/28/homemade-crock-pot-greek-yogurt/


No, not Greek, but I have made gallons of yogurt in years past! There is really nothing to it. And, GCG, Greek yogurt keeps a LONG time. Yogurt is an avoid for me now. I think I posted that I threw out a LOT of yogurt when I switched to SWAMI. Took me a few weeks to get over quitting Greek yogurt cold turkey! :'(  The reason I wasn't already making my own at the time is that I was several months getting well and wasn't able to do any more than I had to. Greek yogurt is only plain yogurt with the whey strained out of it. Nothing more. Simple. And using 1% milk would be a lot better than fat free! The reason the crock pot is easier you don't have to stand stirring to make sure your milk doesn't scorch. AND it keeps the temp level for a longer period of time. Of course, using canned milk doesn't have to have all that - you just add the culture and make yogurt. I've used several methods in the past, but my favorite was simply to pour the mixture in four jars and place in a small dutch oven with hot water. I would check the temp of the WATER every now and then with a thermometer, add more hot water if needed and it would make in no time. Of course, it would then have to be strained to remove the whey, which is probably a lot more than you would expect, to make Greek yogurt! But still cheaper by far than Greek yogurt in a store. And you don't have to drive out of town to buy it!
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 6:13pm; Reply: 10
You could buy 1 small tub of the fat-free yogurt to use as a starter, then make it at home with whole milk. You also don't need to make a whole gallon at once- I used to make yogurt 1 quart at a time.
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:31pm; Reply: 11
I found some two percent at Winn Dixie last night in small cups. They also sell organic whole milk though I would rather try with goat milk. It will be a while before I try to make this but I've saved the link for later. Thanks for the help. BTW greek yogurt is great!
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:44pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
I found some two percent at Winn Dixie last night in small cups. They also sell organic whole milk though I would rather try with goat milk. It will be a while before I try to make this but I've saved the link for later. Thanks for the help. BTW greek yogurt is great!


Yeah, it is..... I'm almost envious of you! I can't have it anymore! :'( If I keep losing foods I'm going to get very discouraged............
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