1) Drain yogurt using any one of the following methods:
(a) Spoon yogurt in a large strainer lined with either cheesecloth or coffee filters and refrigerate. Take a large bowl or jar and drain the freezed yogurt into it. (b) Drain yogurt in the same way using a drip coffee maker lined with double paper coffee filters. (c) Else use the special yogurt cheese funnel to drain the yogurt.
2) Allow draining for about 4-6 hours to reach the consistency of sour cream or for 12 hours or longer for whipped cream cheese consistency or for 24 hours or longer for cream cheese consistency to use as dessert toppings.