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While I like soy and coconut yogurt, it doesn't really compare to greek yogurt. I was wondering if there's any good vegan greek yogurt, either recipe or premade. Thanks.
 

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There's no adequate facsimile. It is tragic!
 

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I wish there was <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I was reading on a site & it said something about straining vegan yogurt, and that would give it better consistency. Thinking of giving that a try with plain coconut yogurt.
 

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It still wouldn't have the high protein content of Greek yogurt, one of the best features about it.
 

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Here's a blog post talking about it (it's not available where I live, but might be for someone!):<br><br><a href="http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/03/12/vegan-greek-yogurt-in-stores/" target="_blank">http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/201...urt-in-stores/</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>reneeannem</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2929224"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Here's a blog post talking about it (it's not available where I live, but might be for someone!):<br><br><a href="http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/03/12/vegan-greek-yogurt-in-stores/" target="_blank">http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/201...urt-in-stores/</a></div>
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Oooh, that's nice! I hope my Whole Foods starts carrying that.
 

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Here are instructions for making it yourself: <a href="http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2007/09/greek-style-soy-yogurt-or-soy-yogurt.html" target="_blank">FatFree Vegan Greek Soy Yogurt</a><br><br>
I've only done it with homemade soy yogurt -- it works great, but I'm not sure how it would work with other varieties and with various added thickeners in commercial yogurts.
 

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One of the members here sometimes strains hers (with a cheesecloth, I think?) and it gets thicker/ickier (not a fan), like Greek yogurt.
 

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lol coming from a family which is Greek Cypriot on my dad's side, I can tell you that there is probably no such thing as a Greek vegan. I think my aunt mentioned one of her nieces being a vegan or something, but for the most part Greeks love their meat too much to be vegetarian, let alone vegan.
 

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I strain soy yogurt through cheescloth or a tea towel and hang it from the tap and let the liquid drip into the sink for a few hours--it thickens up nicely and can be used as a sour cream sub with a squeeze of lemon or let it drain longer and it can be like cream cheese. it has much more the greek style creamy mouth feel this way.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>reneeannem</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2929224"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Here's a blog post talking about it (it's not available where I live, but might be for someone!):<br><br><a href="http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/03/12/vegan-greek-yogurt-in-stores/" target="_blank">http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/201...urt-in-stores/</a></div>
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I've tried it and it's good! It doesn't taste like, act like or have the nutrition of Greek yogurt though.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I strain soy yogurt through cheescloth or a tea towel and hang it from the tap and let the liquid drip into the sink for a few hours--it thickens up nicely and can be used as a sour cream sub with a squeeze of lemon or let it drain longer and it can be like cream cheese. it has much more the greek style creamy mouth feel this way.</div>
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I've done that too, makes nice "quark" and yogurt cheese spreads!
 

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I too used to love Greek yoghurt when I was l/o and experimented with making my own -sadly, I found it was cheaper to buy it though!<br><br>
I would suggest a good quality soya strained through muslin. May try it mysekf as I miss that creamy texture that only greek has. I used to love it on weetabix with fresh fruit - yum.
 

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Yes straining it through a cheese cloth works. That's how my madre used to make her tzatziki before greek style yogurt was so fashionable! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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