I buy the Kirkland brand plain Greek yogurt from Costco.
It’s the cheapest I have found anywhere — about $7 for two 32 ounce containers. The only problem is that it’s the only flavor they sell.
I usually use it plain for smoothies.
And most of the kids like it with honey in it.
But every once in a while I like to have vanilla. So do the kids.
It’s pretty easy to turn one of those containers into vanilla without adding too many more calories to it, but making it pretty delicious.
All you need is some vanilla extract and a little powdered sugar. I use a little cinnamon too.
But first, one more trick.
Greek yogurt is pretty thick already, but there is always still some liquid in it.
I like to get rid of that.
You can use a colander and a coffee filter to strain the remaining liquid out. The longer you let it sit, the thicker the yogurt will become. If you are really thinking ahead, you can do this the night before.
Then, for a full 32 oz container, I add:
1 teaspoon vanilla
a little less than a 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
and 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
It’s super creamy and delicious.
Even the little kids agree.
Number 6 likes his with a little honey added in.
Numbers 5 and 7 like theirs with my awesome homemade granola.
In fact, they ask for this for dessert now.
Give it a try!
It is really easy to turn plain Greek yogurt into delicious vanilla yogurt!
- 1 32 oz container plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/8 -1/4 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Adjust sugar/cinnamon to taste.
Add in fruit, honey, granola or eat as is!