Recipe – Using Yogurt Cheese

Monica sent us these great tips for using yogurt cheese:

Looking for new recipes I ran across ways to use Yogurt cheese. Since we make our own yogurt most of the time, I was excited to find a new way to use it.

Yogurt Cheese is simply the soft cheese that is left when the liquid is drained from yogurt.
You can use it in place of cream cheese, whipped cream, and vanilla frosting. I’ve tried the whipped cream and it was yummy.

Here is what you do:

First you have to drain the yogurt. Line a strainer or colander with a double layer of cheese cloth or coffee filters. Place the strainer or colander over a bowl to collect the liquid. Pour yogurt in the strainer or colander. Then let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning you’ll have yogurt cheese. You can use plain or vanilla yogurt

To make the whipped cream topping – add 1/2 tsp vanilla and sugar to taste, mix together or whip with a mixer. This would be great on crepes with fresh fruit.

To make the vanilla frosting – add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla to 1 cup of yogurt cheese, mix together. Refrigerate. Spread on cake just before serving. I haven’t tried this but we have a birthday coming up and I am going to try it – sounds yummy.

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