Sometimes the simplest recipes end up being our favorites. This yogurt fruit dip is one of these recipes. It’s so easy to make that it feels a little crazy to tell the prescription. And since I make my own yogurt, it was extra easy to make this yogurt dip.
Strain yogurt: whey and Greek yogurt
Have you ever noticed that when you open a yogurt container, there is usually a yellow clear liquid on top? That’s what they call it. It separates naturally from the yogurt and can stir again.
However, if you deliberately put pressure on the starch, you get Greek yogurt. Yes, that’s really the only difference between yogurt and Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is under pressure. The result is a thick creamy yogurt.
Whey contains lactose as well as calcium and some protein and some probiotics. Its uses are many, so don’t throw it out! Because it is full of beneficial probiotics, I use it for all my lettuce fertilization recipes. Here are some ways to use it:
It can also be used to accelerate the soil around acid-loving plants such as berry bushes!
Read more about the same acid and its uses here.
Making yogurt fruit dip
To squeeze the yogurt, put the yogurt in a nut milk bag and hang it from the kitchen cabinet. Make sure you have a cup under it to catch the dripping whey! You can also choose a mesh filter with a cheesecloth or nut milk bag and place the filter over the bowl.
There is really no time for stress and no way to get it wrong. I only put pressure on it until it is as thick as mine, even if it means leaving it overnight. Don’t worry about making it thicker, because you can always stir it a little again to make it thinner when needed.
Once the yogurt is strained, add some honey and vanilla extract and that’s it! Serve with whatever fresh fruit you have and the kids will dig! For some reason, asking them to grab an apple for breakfast doesn’t appeal to them as much as sliced apples and a bowl of yogurt dipped!
Creamy Yogurt Fruit Dip
This fruit dip made with creamy yogurt is so easy to make. A little complex with a touch of sweetness, it is full of probiotics.
Apply mesh picker with cheesecloth or nut milk bags.
Place the strainer on top of a bowl.
Put 2 cups of yogurt in a cheesecloth and let it simmer for 2-12 hours.
After straining, pour the thick yogurt into a bowl and whisk in the honey and vanilla extract.
Serve with fruit and enjoy!
Yogurt is a liquid whey. It is high in calcium and can be used in lacto fermentation to make salads, beets, probiotic lemonade, etc.