Greek Yogurt for Desserts

Greek Yogurt for Desserts

You can make lots of different desserts by straining normal yogurt into Greek yogurt.


500 ml (200 g when drained)


1. Place the yogurt on top of a coffee filter and leave it to strain overnight.
2. If you have the time, it's best to leave the yogurt draining for over 24 hours as you'll get a creamier consistency. The yogurt in this photo has been draining for 24 hours.
3. "Baked Cheesecake", Recipe ID: 606674.
4. "Yogurt Cream Cheese Tiramisu", Recipe ID: 629548.
5. "Banana Yogurt Cake", Recipe ID: 628227.
6. "Yogurt Tart", Recipe ID: 633283.
7. "Blueberry No-Bake Cheesecake", Recipe ID: 633264.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is an ingredient that has featured in many of my family's desserts for over 15 years now. After draining the yogurt you can save the whey that has collected underneath, which is quite good for you, and use it in a drink or other cooking. Here is a recipe for making a drink with leftover whey, Recipe ID: 2389938 and here is a recipe for pancakes with whey, Recipe ID: 2389847.