Making your own yogurt is a doddle when you have an EasiYo Yogurt Maker. The beauty of this kitchen gadget is in its simplicity. You just need to mix a sachet of a powdered yogurt with plain water, shake the tub, insert it into a bigger insulated tub, add hot boiling water, secure the lid and leave overnight to set. And it sets beautifully.
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Thick, creamy yogurt for breakfast is not only delicious, it has great health benefits, being a good source of calcium.
What I love about EasiYo yogurts is that there is a big range of over 30 flavours to choose from, and from one sachet you get 1kg of yogurt. Having a big pot of yogurt is convenient for a big(ger) family. You can scoop out as much as you need. With little pots that we buy in the supermarkets I find that they might not be finished in one go, and then I end up binning them.
EasiYo yogurt keeps well in the fridge for several days.
It is not cheap, you can find them in Lakeland for £13.99 per 5 sachets so it comes to £2.79 per kilo of delicious yogurt, which is pretty reasonable. You might compare it to a good quality yogurt (like Rachel's) priced in supermarkets at £2 for 450g. And you can buy them in bulk at Easiyoshop at lower prices.
The new model of the yogurt maker had its first redesign in the brand's 23 years of history. It is simple yet stylish. There is no electricity involved, no moving parts, just two containers. It's very easy to clean, it has an easy grip handle and non-slip feet. The redesign sees the old polystyrene insulation replaced with a layer containing New Zealand wool which allows the yogurt to be fermented at the right temperature.
EasiYo yogurts have no artificial colours or flavours and no stabilisers. EasiYo is also gluten free and vegetarian.
Two new flavours have been recently added to the EasiYo range - Strawberries and Cream and Greek Style Passionfruit.
Strawberries & Cream Yogurt - Fragola e Panna - is a classic combination of flavours. It sets perfectly. It is sweet, slightly tart and flavourful. It makes a lovely dessert or breakfast. You might eat it as it is, unadorned...
...or with fresh or stewed fruit. For example, I served it with a simple apple, dried apricot, vanilla and cinnamon compote, and it was very nice indeed.
This delicious yogurt is 112kcal per 100g. It is gluten free, vegetarian and a good source of calcium.
One 100g serving has a good amount of calcium - 154mg (reference intake is based on an average adult daily diet requirement of 800mg calcium).
Greek Style Passionfruit yogurt is another delicious flavour. The aroma is lovely, as soon as you open the sachet. While I also liked Strawberries and cream, Greek Style Passionfruit was an absolute winner for me. It is so moreish - creamy, smooth, fragrant and utterly delightful.
I must buy another sachet soon. I wonder if I can freeze it and turn into an ice cream.
This yogurt is even less in calories - at 105kcal per 100g.
I would have preferred it to have less sugar - 13.7/14g of sugar per 100g of yogurt is not ideal, as grown-ups are advised by the NHS not to eat more than 30g of sugar per day, but with a balanced diet this should not be a problem.
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Disclosure: I received two sachets of EasiYo new flavours for the purposes of testing and reviewing. All opinions are mine.