Last month Easiyo very kindly sent me their mini yoghurt maker to try.
We go through a lot of yoghurt in our family and I heard a few of my friends rave about the Easiyo, so I was very excited to give it a go.
The Easiyo mini makes 500g of yoghurt, which is ideal for smaller families or if you don’t want to end up with a huge portion of yoghurt. Once the yoghurt is ready it lasts for up to two weeks in the fridge.
Why make your own yoghurt?
Homemade yoghurt is packed full of beneficial live cultures which is very good for your digestive and immune system. And of course, it contains no artificial ingredients like many of the supermarket yoghurts.
The yoghurt maker is very simple to use – all you need to do is fill the pot with tepid water (between 15-20C) to the first line, sprinkle in the contents of the sachet, pop the lid on and give it a good shake. Then add more tepid water to the fill level and give it another shake.
Pour boiling water inside the Easiyo right up to the top of the red spacer, then place the pot inside the Easiyo and leave for 8-12 hours. By that time, you should have a pot of delicious, creamy yoghurt!
If you have any problems ( my first batch turned out quite runny – it turned out I didn’t pour the boiling water all the way to the top of the spacer!) then there is a lot of information and advice on the website.
I received three flavours of the powdered sachets – an unsweetened Greek yoghurt, strawberry and toffee. The Greek yoghurt and strawberry were a big success for me. I loved the flavour of the strawberry. The toffee yoghurt is setting in the Easiyo as I type. The lovely toffee smell hit me as soon as I opened the packet so if it tastes as good as it smells, it should be a winner!
The toffee yoghurt set really well! It’s thick, creamy and really tastes of toffee. Absolutely gorgeous.
The liquid sitting on the top is simply whey – sometimes it can separate but no worries – it is full of b vitamins and goodness so just stir it back in.
It’s pretty fair to say I’m impressed with the Easiyo yoghurt maker and I have already ordered some more sachets and a couple of extra yoghurt pots online so I can have a few different yoghurts on the go at once. This could be addictive!
Easiyo sent me a mini yoghurt maker to review along with some yoghurt mixes. I was not obliged to write a positive review.