EasiYo - Make Your Own Yogurt at Home
This week we've been making our own yogurt at home with a little help from EasiYo and their Yogurt Maker. Costing just £16.75 the 1KG Yogurt Maker is sleek and contemporary, very yet simple. With no moving parts or electronics, it's very easy to clean and will fit neatly on any kitchen shelf. The Yogurt packets themselves start from £2.60 depending on which variety you buy. There's loads of great flavours to choose from and low fat options too.
I'm going to talk you threw the three easy steps it takes to make your own yogurt:
Step One: You'' need to half-fill your yogurt jar with room temperature, drinking water. Then add the contents of a yogurt sachet into it, pop on the lid and give it a good shake. You can then fill the jar up with more water to about 5 mm from the top... and shake it up again.
Step Two: You'll need to push the plastic insert spacer down inside the Yogurt Maker as far as it can go. (Check the correct side is facing up, it is clearly marked so you will know). You then pour boiling water into the Yogurt Maker to the top of the plastic insert spacer. I made the mistake of filling it up after I'd put the yogurt jar in which meant I didn't add enough water so be sure to fill your yogurt make with water and then add the yogurt jar into it afterwards.
Step Three: Last but not least, you'll need to put your jar into the Yogurt Maker so that it sits on top of the plastic insert. The boiling water will rise part-way up the sides of the jar. You can then put the Yogurt Maker lid back on and leave it on your kitchen worktop for 8 to 12 hours (or overnight) to let the yogurt set... and the magic will happen! It really does happen!
Once you've made your yogurt, you can then pop the whole yogurt jar into the fridge to keep. I made some little Strawberry and Banana flavoured yoghurt pots this week, I simply filled some little pots (plastic shot glasses) to make some fun little yoghurt pots and then topped them with raspberries and strawberries for the kids. Don't they look great?
You'll be happy to know, the yogurt tastes great too. It's smooth and creamy and tastes fab.
I've not been a huge fan of yogurt in the past but I'll be sure to try more of it now.
Disclosure: I received my EasiYo Yogurt Maker in return for an honest review.