Over the past couple of days, I've finally got around to using the new kitchen gadget that I received for Christmas, a mini EasiYo yoghurt maker, bought from Lakeland.
We eat quite a lot of yoghurt in our house, OH especially likes it and I enjoy French set type yoghurts. Buying them, however, does seem to incur quite a bit of waste, especially if the pots aren't thick enough plastic to recycle or the lids aren't foil, so when I saw this option, I thought it might be a good way of minimising waste and recycling.
OH bought me the new mini size which makes 500g of yoghurt at a time, as I thought the 1 litre size might be a bit big for us. He also bought me a couple of extra jars that I requested. I started off using some vanilla yoghurt sachets, which were very tasty if a touch sweet, but set nicely and the 500g pot full was gone within 24 hours, mainly due to me eating most of it with fruit.
Next, I tried making the strawberry flavour, which proved quite popular with OH. It takes less than 500mls of tepid water and probably the same of boiling water to make a pot and although I can't honestly say that it works out cheaper than store bought yoghurt, so far I'm pretty happy with the results.
I would say that the main inconveniences are having to leave the water out on the side to cool down to room temperature before using it and having to leave it overnight to set, but neither of these put me off using it and it is really easy to use. I would definitely recommend it.
It is made by a company from New Zealand and the yoghurt produced is gluten free, contains live lactive cultures which are good for digestive health and is a good source of calcium.
I'm now looking forward to sourcing some different flavours to try when my current supply runs out, as I know there are lots of flavours available and some low fat options too. Does anyone else have one of these, and do you use it regularly? Also, can you recommend any of the flavours?
PLEASE NOTE that this is NOT a sponsored post and I am NOT receiving any kind of renumeration for writing this post. I am simply describing my experience of using a product that has been bought by ourselves for our domestic use.