Homemade Yogurt is Childs Play
Homemade Yogurt is Childs Play

Homemade Yogurt is Childs Play

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Making homemade, delicious and nutritious yogurt is child’s play with EasiYo. I have been using EasiYo products since they first hit the Australian shelves 20 years ago. In that time all my children have helped make a variety of yogurt flavours at one time or another.

EasiYo Homemade Yogurt Making Pack

EasiYo Homemade Yogurt Making Pack

EasiYo has recently redesigned and re-launched their yogurt maker in Australia. It’s now available in a sleek retro red design. I couldn’t wait to put it through its paces. I asked to be sent an EasiYo pack which included the new yogurt maker and some delicious yogurt flavours.

EasiYo Yogurt Sachets

EasiYo Yogurt Sachets

Instead of making the yogurt myself, I asked my youngest child to choose a flavour and make it with me. I always find that by including children in the food preparation process they are more interested in eating nutritious, home prepared snacks.

EasiYo contains only natural ingredients with no additives, emulsifiers, stabilisers or preservatives. The yogurt sachets consist of the highest quality New Zealand milk powder that has been freeze dried.  Only natural colours, flavours, sugars and cultures are used in the EasiYo sachets.

Each spoonful of EasiYo yoghurt contains billions of beneficial live cultures. It’s loaded with more probiotics than store bought yogurt because the yogurt is made fresh in your home.  Yogurt is a living food and needs to be consumed when it’s at its freshest for maximum health benefits. It’s been scientifically proven that the number, and the viability of probiotic cell counts significantly decrease over the shelf life of a yogurt.

Blueberries & Cream Gourmet Yoghurt

Blueberries & Cream Gourmet Yoghurt

Anais chose to make the Blueberries & Cream. Making homemade yogurt with EasiYo is as simple as mixing an EasiYo yogurt sachet with tepid tap water and sealing the container. The yogurt container is then placed inside the insulated yogurt maker and boiling water is added to activate the cultures.

I thought I would let Anais show you how to make homemade yogurt with EasiYo.

We usually make the yoghurt of an evening and leave it to set overnight. In the morning the homemade yogurt is ready to be put into the fridge or consumed. Anais was absolutely thrilled at being able to make yogurt all by herself.

Homemade Yogurt Making with EasiYo

Homemade Yogurt Making with EasiYo

Anais and I may have gotten a little carried away.  Making the first EasiYo was so quick we decided to also make an EasiYo Vanilla Yogurt with my old EasiYo Yogurt maker.  I originally purchased this EasiYo Yogurt maker 20 years ago because my three toddlers were eating a lot of yogurt and EasiYo was the most economical and nutritious method of having yogurt available for snacks.  When you consider 500gm of good quality ready made yogurt can cost approximately $8.00 ($16.00 per litre),  and EasiYo Satchets are just $4.50 and make one litre, it’s amazing value.

Step by Step Homemade Yogurt

Step by Step Homemade Yogurt

At that time I found EasiYo particularly convenient because the sachets have a long shelf life.  I could have a number of sachets on hand in the pantry for emergencies. When I needed snacks for the children or a dessert I simply make the yogurt up fresh.

Healthy EasiYo Snack

Healthy EasiYo Snack

The whole family has always enjoyed the thick, creamy, delicious EasiYo yogurt. I accidentally discovered that if the yogurt is left longer than the 8-12 hours it becomes even thicker. When I make the Vanilla yogurt I like to leave it to culture a little longer.  This results in an even more decadent tasting dessert. EasiYo Yogurt can safely be left unrefrigerated for up to 24 hours whilst the active cultures work their magic.

Homemade Blueberry Yogurt Foodgawker

Homemade Blueberry Yogurt Foodgawker

As a mother of five children and someone who loves delicious gourmet foods I find EasiYo ticks all the boxes for our family. It’s a delicious, nutritious, vegetarian and gluten-free snack. I am always happy when the kids help themselves to a big bowl of EasiYo because it’s a rich source of calcium, protein and other essential nutrients.

Homemade Yogurt Parfait

Homemade Yogurt Parfait

Anais loves preparing her own food, and made herself a little parfait of EasiYo with sliced banana, blueberries and muesli. After the first mouthful she asked me if the snack was healthy or a “sometimes food.” I was happy to let her know that although it tasted like a dessert, she could even eat it for breakfast if she wanted.

EasiYo Blueberries & Cream Yogurt Snack

EasiYo Blueberries & Cream Yogurt Snack

If your interested in making your own homemade yoghurt, EasiYo is available from Big W, Woolworths, IGA and the EasiYo Website.

  • EasiYo yogurt maker RRP $24.99
  • EasiYo 1L yogurt sachets RRP from $4.50

The best price I found online was Woolworths which at the time of publishing has a special;

  • EasiYo yogurt maker $11.49
  • EasiYo 1L yogurt sachets from $3.50

Just click on the Woolworths link and type easiYo in the search box at the left.

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Comments

  1. Hi Julie, I love my Easiyo and use it a lot. Its so easy and cheap and makes great yoghurt. Love the new design!

  2. A perfectly healthy and delicious breakfast!

  3. I’ve making my own yoghurt for several years now. Definitely much cheaper than buying!

  4. Watched the video, awesome job, Anais!!! Wish I was there to have my share of serving :). Kudos to your mom for getting you involved in preparing a healthy and fun snack! 5 stars for this xx

  5. I’ve always made my yoghurt in an esky and it always tastes just the way >> I << like it. 🙂 Homemade is best!

  6. What a cool thing! I’ve never heard of EasiYo before. 🙂

  7. Good job Anais! loved the video. Not sure if we can get that brand here in the states, looks delicious!

  8. This brings back memories!! We always take a yoghurt maker when we do long camping trips! Loving the design of the latest model though, the one we have is much older and banged up!! I never make it at home though – and I have no idea why not. Thanks for the reminder, will dust it off and bring it up from the garage!! N x

    • Enjoy Nagi, it had been a while since we have made yoghurt too. There are some great new flavours now. Although I love the vanilla.

  9. I don’t have an easi-yo machine but I do know plenty of people who do and they all find making yoghurt very simple. How wonderful that Anais is so interested in being in the kitchen. She did a great job of the blueberry yoghurt xx

  10. I didn’t even think of making my own yoghurt. What a great idea as you know exactly what’s going into it!

  11. I also have used the Easy-Yo maker since its inception and tho’ the thermal container has been in use weekly or more often it virtually looks like new! Originally I was only able to buy all required from the then marvellous ‘Golden Glow’ site in Qld – it is great that so many new flavours, more distribution points and funkier containers are now available. initially someone used to the ‘gelatinous’ and sweet consistency/flavour of store bought kinds may find these somewhat thinner and certainly less ‘artificially sweet’ – but methinks 95% of people never go back to the supermarket after . . .

  12. I need to get one of these, it really is so easy. Thanks for the reminder and so affordable. Always goes well with my morning granola 🙂

  13. Anais is definitely the star of this post…a close second is the yoghurt. I had one of these when the kids are little, completely forgot about it and goodness knows where it has disappeared to. Time to buy a new one because we love yoghurt and to buy the lovely quality ones cost a fortune…love your idea of leaving it to set a little longer to make a thicker brew…x

    • Thanks for commenting Monique, I think everyone must have had an EasiYo at some time in their life. I will show Anais your comment too xx

  14. My mum used to make Easiyo yoghurt all the time! I wonder where it is now…

  15. Here is a new thing to try. Love yogurt both as it is and also frozen but I have never made one. I’ll have to try soon though.

  16. I’ve never thought to make my own yoghurt … because, I am lazy I guess. But this looks fun!

  17. Wow, Anais!!! I can’t do that myself…Good job!

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