Have you tried making yogurt at home? It can be quite a lengthy and involved process. I’ve done it a couple of times because my dad loves making everything from scratch. Due to the process it’s not something he gets to do often.
EasiYo asked if I’d like to try out their yogurt maker which breaks the yogurt making process down into 3 simple steps. I thought it was be fun to try out and also a useful bit of kit for my family to have around.
The EasiYo arrived just a couple of weeks before I gave birth to my baby boy. This post is coming to you a little later than planned as everything fell behind due to a short stay in hospital. However, I’m back in the blogging game and here to share my thoughts with you.
Why you should make homemade yogurt
Getting creative in the kitchen is always fun and homemade goodies often taste better. There’s also no artificial ingredients, preservatives or stabilisers in the EasiYo yogurt mixes. They’re simply made with milk powders and cultures.
The mixes can be found in Morrisons which makes them easy to get hold of. There are flavours such as Natural, Strawberry, Peach and many more.
3 simple steps to make yogurt at home
EasiYo breaks the yogurt making process down into 3 simple and very easy steps. All you need is the EasiYo Yogurt Maker and a packet of EasiYo yogurt mix – their starter pack is £21.99 for the maker and two sachets.
Half-fill the yogurt jar with room temperature, drinking water.
Add your yogurt sachet of choice (I went for peach), pop the lid on and give it a good shake.
Then fill the jar to the line with water and shake again.
Push the plastic spacer down inside the yogurt maker.
Pour boiling water into the yogurt maker ’til you get to the top of the plastic insert spacer.
Put your jar into the yogurt maker so that it sits on top of the plastic insert.
Put the lid on and leave it on your kitchen worktop for 8 to 12 hours or overnight.
By the time morning rolls ’round you’ll have a delicious jar of homemade yogurt. It’s then down to you to get creative with your toppings.
I topped the peach yogurt with fruit and seeds and served it up for breakfast. It was a success, everyone loved it.
My dad had been a little skeptical at first but when he tried it he loved it. He liked the thick creamy texture of the yogurt and said it tasted just like Greek yogurt. He was also really impressed with the simplicity of the whole process.
Unfortunately I couldn’t try out the yogurt due to my dairy intolerance. However, I’ll take my dad and Phil’s word for it being very tasty. I’m going to hand over the EasiYo to my dad so he can try it out with some of the recipes over on their site.
I think the EasiYo is a fab addition to the kitchen. It’s one of those gadgets (can it really be classed as a gadget?) that you didn’t know you needed. If you like yogurt and eat a lot of it then I’d say it’s really fun and useful to have around.
The starter pack is just £21.99 for the maker and two sachets which I think is really affordable. You can buy the yogurt mixes individually or in bulk.
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