Friday, September 23, 2011

DIY @ home yoghurt recipe

I was given a bit of a reminder by my friend Lee from Mummy Issues: Part 2 when she asked if anyone made their own yoghurt. I used to all the time and then stopped about 12 months ago. I go through a lot of it. I think it was because my sister had given me some of her leftovers which lasted a while and then I couldn't be bothered or the kids went off it.

It's very economical to make your own yoghurt at home and there's many ways you can make it. I have an Easiyo system which I picked up for about $1 from the op shop and several containers to make the yoghurt in from garage sales for a total cost of a couple of dollars. It's a great investment.

One of the most popular brands, Easiyo, has many different flavours. There are quite a few other brands on the market including those from Aldi. To make your satchet go even further, I use the following recipe substituting most of the yoghurt mix with powdered milk. This makes your $3 to $4 yoghurt mix last a lot longer.

DIY @ Home Yoghurt Recipe

1.1/4 cups powdered milk (either full cream or skim)
2 tbs yoghurt mix (I always use plain Greek so flavours can be added)
cold water

  1. Half fill the 1 litre yoghurt making container with cold water.
  2. Add powdered milk and yoghurt powder and shake until dissolved.
  3. Fill the container with more cold water until full.
  4. Place container in yoghurt maker and follow manufacturer's instructions.
  • Vanilla and honey
  • Any fruit puree and/or diced fruit
  • Add powdered drink mixes like Milo, Quik, Sustagen
  • Flavoured ice cream topping

Stay tuned for recipes using yoghurt. Thanks Lee for getting me back onto it. It's definitely a money saver.

For other ways to make yoghurt at home, check out these links:

How to make yoghurt:  All you need is a thermometer. Includes tutorials.
Make yoghurt using a slow cooker: Using your slow cooker, milk and a small amount of yoghurt as a starter
Other ways to make yoghurt with a yoghurt maker: In the sun, with a thermos, on the back of a wood fire



  1. Love this!!! We eat (well Max eats) so much yogurt around I have never thought to actually make it myself! I bet this tastes delicious

  2. I've never even considered making my own yogurt but my kids love it!

  3. I didn't know you could make it in a slow cooker! Hmmm, I'm going to give that a go!

    Yogurt with honey, one of my favorites! (also good with the addition of a handful of blueberries)

    Another favorite of mine is yogurt with stem ginger pieces a really good kick start in the mornings.

    Thank you Anne :) xx

  4. Hi, I have awarded you the 'Versatile Blogger Award' Here is the link to my post to receive your award. Karima :)

  5. I used to make my own yogurt all the time ... then I got lazy :) It does taste better tho!!

  6. Awww thanks Anne! Thanks too for the recipe as I have been using the packet mix. Your recipe will make it cheaper still. Chocolate yogurt...hadn't thought of that one! Not like me at all!
    Xo Lee

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  8. One of my friends has been raving about making her own yogurt. I saw the ALDI yogurt maker this week and wondered about buying it. Wish I had now, it seems so easy.

  9. Thanks for this I have been wanting to have a go at making yoghurt

  10. Thanks for linking up! We love homemade yoghurt at our place too :)

  11. Wow...I love your yogurt "machine". I'll have to keep an eye out for one....but I'm not willing to pay much since my crock pot works well! :D

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