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Recipe

Fresh Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries

Servings: 8

A creamy, thick, tangy homemade yogurt served with fresh berries and honey makes a delicious dessert after a healthful meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 quart whole milk, preferably organic
  • 1 cup full-fat plain yogurt, preferably organic
  • Mixed berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and red currants
  • 1/2 cup honey; more as needed

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 220
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 50
  • Fat (g): 6
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 65
  • Carbohydrates (g): 42
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Sugar (g): 36
  • Protein (g): 6

Preparation

  • Affix a thermometer to the side of a medium Dutch oven or other heavy-duty pot. Heat the milk over medium-low heat to 195°F, stirring occasionally. Remove the pot from the heat and wait until the temperature drops to 110°F, stirring frequently to help the temperature drop quickly and to prevent a skin from forming on top. Remove the thermometer, then whisk the yogurt into the milk until well combined. Position a rack in the center of the oven. Cover the pot, drape a kitchen towel over the pot, and transfer to the oven. Turn the oven light on, and let sit undisturbed for 8 hours or up to overnight.
  • Remove the pot from the oven, and transfer to the refrigerator. Leave the yogurt in the refrigerator for 5 hours or up to overnight. You can eat the yogurt like this (it will be good refrigerated for up to 10 days) or make Greek-style yogurt. For Greek style, place a cheesecloth-lined mesh strainer over a bowl. Without scraping the bottom of the pan, transfer the yogurt to the strainer, and let it drain, refrigerated, for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Discard or reserve the whey for another use. Store the yogurt in the refrigerator in a large resealable container for up to 5 days. Whisk before serving.
  • To assemble the dessert, set out 8 shallow bowls, and dollop 1/2 cup of the yogurt into each. Divide the berries among the bowls, and top with a drizzle of honey.

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