This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking them, we will be compensated, but there is no additional cost to you. All opinions expressed are our own. Thank you for your support
In my last post, I shared my first experience making yogurt. One of the great things about making yogurt is that you can use it for so many things. One of the things that I wanted to do first was to make cream cheese from the yogurt and make a cheesecake. Just like making the yogurt, turning it into a cream cheese substitute is very easy.
The first thing that you have to do is drain the yogurt until it is much thicker than the yogurt that you would normally eat. Since I needed about 2 cups of cream cheese for my cheesecake, I measured out about 2.5 cups of yogurt into a clean flour sack towel and put it into a strainer sitting over a bowl. The bowl will catch the extra whey that will drain out. Leave the yogurt to drain in the refrigerator over night. You could also use your regular yogurt strainer. I didn't because my yogurt amount was so small that I could take up less room in my fridge by using a smaller bowl and strainer.
When your yogurt is finished draining, it will look like this. Next you use it just like cream cheese and make your recipe as you normally would.
I decided to make a Lemon Blackberry Cheesecake by baking the lemon cheesecake base and then topping it with a stabilized blackberry whipped cream. I used lemon oil and lemon zest to flavor the lemon cream cheese base. It came out pretty awesome. Here is the recipe:
There will be more yogurt product recipes to come, so come back and see!
Here are some other cheesecake recipes you will enjoy:
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!