“EasiYo” make at home yoghurt, a review, yo!

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This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and EasiYo but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Have you ever seen “EasiYo” Make at Home Yoghurt in the supermarket and wondered what it was all about?  That was where I was at until I was kindly given an EasiYo yoghurt maker and lots of flavours to try.  It has actually been in Australia for 20 years (it comes from over the ditch in NZ!) but only recently redesigned and re-launched.

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New streamlined “Retro Red” Yoghurt Maker that is insulated with New Zealand wool! Baaa

 

So what do you do with it you may well be asking?  Well, it’s as effortless as boiling your kettle to make yoghurt at home.  The yoghurt maker is basically a canister (RRP $24.99) that you fill to a marker with boiling water, you empty a sachet (RRP from $4.50) which is made up of the “highest quality New Zealand milk powder, that’s been freeze dried, natural colours, natural flavouring, sugars and cultures” into an EasiYo reusable yoghurt container, add tepid water, put the lid on shake, shake, shake. You put the yoghurt container into the red canister put the lid on and leave it for 8 – 12 hours to incubate and set.  That’s all there is to it!

So basically you can make it one night and wake up to 1 litre of fresh yoghurt in the morning.

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Little Miss 6 chose the strawberry flavoured one as the first to try.

 

Once you remove it from the yoghurt maker it can keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.  EasiYo claim that some of the health benefits is that it’s loaded with probiotics which are at their most potent as soon as yoghurt is made so a spoonful of EasiYo as soon as it’s set contains billions of beneficial live cultures. Apparently the number and viability of probiotic cell counts decreases over the shelf life of a yoghurt.  Sometimes you don’t know how long a store bought yoghurt has been sitting on the shelf in the shop before you bring it home (actually it’s not something I’ve ever really thought about before now really).  There are also no artifical ingredients, additives or stabilisers in EasiYo.

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I have to admit to being a bit skeptical about making yoghurt from a sachet as you know, it’s from a packet and I like to steer clear of them as much as possible (and practical) but then again I buy yoghurt from the shop in a tub and don’t really know where it’s come from before that either I suppose.  This way I at least know when it was made and get the probiotic benefits right from the start.

We were given 6 different flavours to try, I’m not really a fan of flavoured yoghurt so the strawberry one we made first wasn’t really “to my palette” but I was impressed with the creamy consistency.

The second one we tried was the Greek Yoghurt with Coconut Bits was more to my taste and contained less sugar.

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The third one we tried was my favourite and that was the unsweetened Greek Style Yoghurt which I thought was delicious (as seen in the very top photo), in fact I really liked it and have gone back for more.  We are yet to make our way through all the flavours but I’m keen to try the cranberry one next as I am a cranberry fan.

EasiYo yoghurts are also gluten free and vegetarian (no gelatine) and they are a rich source of calcium and protein.  We regularly start the day with yoghurt, my special granola and fruit for breakfast.

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The girls amuse themselves by drawing on bananas!

 

My in-laws also have an EasiYo yoghurt maker which I discovered on the weekend and love it.  MIL said that it’s great to have it in the fridge and not only use it for breakfast and/or snacks but in meals that require yoghurt like a curry or something too.  I just had a random thought as I’m not a camper but it would be quite useful to take on a camping trip and have fresh yoghurt in the mornings without having to worry about keeping it cool until you got to where you are going.

So there you go, all you wanted to know about EasiYo, yo!

You can find out more about EasiYo from their website here , follow on Facebook here or Twitter here.

Do you make your own yoghurt?  Ever wondered how long shop bought yoghurt sits on the shelf for? 

 

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26 comments on ““EasiYo” make at home yoghurt, a review, yo!

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    July 28, 2015 at 8:04 am

    I’ve never made my own yoghurt nor have I wondered how long supermarket yoghurt has been sitting on the shelf. I think I’d rather not know! Who knew making yoghurt could be so easy?! (Not me, obviously!)

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 9:19 am

      I didn’t either, the things you learn!!!

  2. Ellen @ Potential Psychology Blog
    July 28, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I’ve never seen such a thing but the kids and I eat A LOT of yoghurt. Mr 7 and I love the Gippsland Dairy yoghurt and go through tubs of the stuff but it is exxy. I also like Greek Yoghurt for Bircher Muesli. I’m going to look out for an EasiYo and give it a try. Fun activity to do with the kids too 🙂 xx

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

      The greek yoghurt was my favourite and the girls have liked experimenting with it.

  3. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    July 28, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I love Easiyo! Absolutely hands-down the best yoghurt on the market.

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      Wow! It was new to me and I was pleasantly surpirsed.

  4. di @ studio10creative
    July 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

    You’ll never believe it, but we’ve had an original EasiYo for about 15 years. Hubster found it in Big W, and bought it, as he is the major yoghurt consumer in our house. But it’s currently sitting in the cupboard not being used. Like you, I’m more inclined to the Greek Style plain yoghurt, and back then EasiYo only did flavours! I’ll have to go and check the new releases.

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      My in-laws have been into EasiYo for a long time too but it was all new to me. x

  5. Hugzilla
    July 28, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I try not to make, well, anything, but everything here looks absolutely delicious!

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Ha. I reckon you could make this and succeed (if you wanted too of course) and then say “what yoghurt, yeah I make it myself”!!

  6. EssentiallyJess
    July 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    I used to use easy-yo all the time! I can’t remember why I stopped 🙁

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      I’m going to see if I can keep it up!

  7. Renee Wilson
    July 28, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Wow. This is pretty cool. I’m not a yoghurty person, but my mum would love this. #teamIBOT

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      I got a pleasant surprise with it. Thanks for stopping by x

  8. peregrinationgourmande
    July 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I made my own yogurt for years. We liked it . Now we don’t eat yogurt anymore at least for the moment. The machine that I have in France is quite different and you just had to put milk and yogurt bacteries. And wait for a night. I flavored them with home made jam or chocolate paste. yum!
    xx cathy

    • Vicki
      July 28, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Oh that sounds yummy too. Are you off dairy for the moment?

  9. Glenda @ Healthy Stories
    July 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I used to use Easiyo for years until I developed a dairy intolerance. It was so convenient for always having fresh yoghurt on hand. I used to set it up before going to work in the morning, then put it in the fridge in the evening so that it was cold and fully set by morning. My favourite was the Greek-style full fat yoghurt. So delicious served with fresh fruit and toasted muesli. It was my favourite breakfast.

    • Vicki
      July 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      Sorry to hear that you can’t have it anymore sounds like you loved it. I like the Greek Style full fat one the best too.

  10. Judy Jennings
    July 31, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I have had one for so long can’t remember when I purchased it. Still use it, tho not quite as regularly as before. I also love making cheese out of the plain yoghurt.
    The amount of flavours to choose from now is incredible, I often have two different flavours in the fridge.
    One thing I have found, if it is really, really cold weather, sometimes it doesn’t set over night, so I just reheat the water and leave for a bit longer, this has happened to me a couple of times.

    • Vicki
      August 1, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      That’s a good tip and very clever of you to make cheese from it as well. I haven’t got that far yet but now you’ve got me thinking.

  11. Maxabella
    August 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    That’s it, I’m getting one. x

    • Vicki
      August 3, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      I hooked on the Greek yoghurt with my muesli – makes me feel part way healthy in the mornings!

  12. Sonia Life Love Hiccups
    August 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    I so need to get me one of those kits – I want to be a EasiYo Ho haha. No really my kids eat it by the bucket load so this could save me a fortune!!! xx

    • Vicki
      August 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Yo Ho Ho! I’m the one in our house that eats the yoghurt and I used to hate it as a kid!

  13. Gabby
    September 25, 2015 at 6:48 am

    We’re loving our new EasiYo. Thanks Vicki. Our girls are working their way through the flavours. They love blueberry and cream and Greek style with passion fruit. This has been a winner with the adults too. So simple, delicious and economical.

    • Vicki
      September 26, 2015 at 7:39 am

      Yay! Yo! I was really impressed with it too. x

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