EasiYo yoghurt made the cheats way. Instead of using the whole pack use the method below and store the rest of packet in sealed container in fridge ready for the next batches.
You are able to do this because approx 99% of packet is dried milk powder anyway and you only need a bit of the yoghurt culture to get the process going.
Easy yoghurt made the frugal way.
This is a short post made for my friend Trin.
2 Large Heaped TABLEspoons EasiYo mix Greek Style
1&1/3 to 1&1/2 cups Full Cream Powdered milk
(I also add a couple of Tablespoons of skim milk powder for a richer , thicker mix)
1 Litre Blood Temp Water
Place milk powder and EasiYo powder in the yoghurt container pictured and add most of the water. Screw on lid and carefully but thoroughly shake it up to mix. I do it over my sink cause it always seems to drip a bit. Add rest of water up to its maximum fill line. Lid on and shake again briefly.
Fill the thermos part of yoghurt maker with boiling water to marked line. Place the container of mixture in and screw on the Thermos lid.
Place on bench in corner where it will not be moved or disturbed. Leave 12 to 18 hours…. The longer left the stronger the taste.
Carefully remove yoghurt container from thermos and place in fridge to chill.
Once chilled you should have a thick-set style yoghurt. I don’t like to stir mine before eating….also remember the whey which collects in the yoghurt after some serves have been takes out is good to eat or use in baking etc.
Another thing to remember is to always use a clean spoon to serve out. Don’t eat from the jar as saliva on the spoon tends to make the yoghurt turn runny.
Once my EasiYo Greek yoghurt powder mix runs out I will try out the Aldi version Brookdale Greek style yoghurt mix.
You cannot carry out the 2 TBSPOON method with the flavoured mixes as the flavour will not carry through and be strong enough…rather do a plain yoghurt and add a tiny bit of jam etc to each serve and mix through….enjoy!!
As a side note, before I had the EasiYo Thermos kit I used a preheated with boiling water wide mouth Thermos picked up very cheaply in Op shop. I used it as a combined jar and thermos wrapping the whole thing in a big fat towel and let it stand un disturbed in a warm corner of bench. Winter time it does take longer to set. Once done I upended yoghurt into an appropriate sized container very carefully over sink and chilled in fridge. This way it did tend to be bit more runny.
Anyway, there are lots of methods for making yoghurt if you Google it, but this is my go to way. Also with myself being the only yoghurt eater and my fridge being very cold it will keep for about two weeks….so lots of smoothies….see my previous post on my version Boost juice copycat recipe, quick breakfasts, as a dollop on Mexican meals, instead of sour cream…etc , etc…
Bye for now
Alexa from www.Alexa-asimplelife.com
Photos belong to Alexa and written by me
Hi Alexa. I just found your blog from Brandy’s at The Prudent Homemaker. I’m intrigued by the Greek yogurt mix – I’ve never seen that before. I’ve made yogurt with commercial yogurt to get the cultures started.
Love your blog! I’ll be reading often.
Hallo Marija and welcome. I am honoured by your comment. Thank you. I’m glad you like my blog. I’m still learning all to do with blog land but do enjoy my writing. It also makes me thankful for what we have as I write and think back. Have a lovely day…here in Sydney Australia it’s been overcast with drizzle patches …meant to be summer:) “See” you again on the blog . Bye for now and keep your comments coming as we all learn from each other ALL our life x
where you buy everything you need to easiyo?
Dominica, I am not sure if you can buy this outside of Australia. Instead of the EasiYo thermos container you could make the yoghurt in a preheated WIDE mouth thermos like I used to. Just leave in a corner covered on the kitchen bench undisturbed. Once done I used to quickly and carefully tip set Yoghurt into preferred container over the sink. Then refrigerate.
Hope this helps a little.