There’s a huge problem with Japan – we can’t buy Greek yogurt. A Greek yogurt fanatic like me was always disappointed when I went to the yogurt aisle in a supermarket. That’s until my mom and I discovered this quick and easy way to make homemade Greek yogurt from plain ‘ol yogurt.

Homemade Greek Yogurt

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:2 hours
  • Servings:1-2 servings
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 coffee filter
Photo by Lara Taniguchi
Photo by Lara Taniguchi
  • Step 1

    Place the coffee filter paper in the filter cone, and the filter cone in the bowl.

    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
  • Step 2

    Spoon the entire container of yogurt into the filter cone.

    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
  • Step 3

    Leave the yogurt in the fridge for at least two hours, and as long as overnight.

    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
  • Step 4

    Throw away the water accumulated in the bowl.

    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
  • Step 5

    Scoop the yogurt out of the filter cone into a bowl and top with jam, fruits, toppings of your choice.

    Photo by Lara Taniguchi
    Photo by Lara Taniguchi