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)
- Half fill the 1 litre yoghurt making container with cold water.
- Add powdered milk and yoghurt powder and shake until dissolved.
- Fill the container with more cold water until full.
- 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