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Makes: 2 cups
Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 12 hours
- 2 quarts low-fat plain yogurt
Place 4 layers of damp cheesecloth into a fine mesh sieve and place over a bowl. Add yogurt and drain overnight in refrigerator.
FOUR WAYS TO USE TOSCA’S YOGURT CHEESE
Herbed Spinach Yogurt Cheese Dip: Combine 2 minced cloves garlic, 1/2 cup minced fresh basil, 2 tsp avocado oil, pinch sea salt and 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and well drained, with 1 1/2 cups yogurt cheese. Mix well and chill for one hour. Serve with crudités or baked pita chips.
Whipped Cream: Mix 1 1/2 cups yogurt cheese with 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Blend well and use as a topping.
Cake Frosting: Mix 1/4 cup finely ground Sucanat, 1 tbsp arrowroot and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract into 2 cups yogurt cheese until well blended.
Chocolate Mousse: Mix 3 tbsp melted dark chocolate (70% cocoa, or greater) with 1 tsp raw honey into 1 cup yogurt cheese. Blend well and refrigerate for 1 hour.