This is such an overdue post but hey, better late than never.
A few months ago, I was given this nifty kitchen tool called the Easiyo Yogurt Maker. I adore yogurt so I was really excited to try making it right in my own kitchen. While it’s true that you can make yogurt at home without this tool, you do need a bit of store-bought yogurt to begin with as a starter. It also looks like a pretty tedious process. With the Easiyo Yogurt Maker, all you need is water and the yogurt base that comes in powder form. It takes all of 5 minutes to set it up and then you just have to forget about it for 10 hours. It really can’t be any simpler! Lemme show you.
1. Here are the components I mentioned earlier. And yes, for my first batch, I opted for strawberry.
2. Get the hot water going in a coffee pot/kettle. You’ll need about a liter to use later. In the meantime, fill the Easiyo Jar with 500 mL of cool drinking water.
3. Pour in the yogurt base into the Easiyo Jar and give it a good shake. Fill the rest of the way to the top with more cool water and shake some more. Set aside.
4. Inside the yogurt maker, you’ll see a red hollow ring of sorts. It’s baffling but it’s called a baffle, hee hee. Push it down as far as it would go. Pour in the hot water until it reaches the top of the baffle.
5. Place the Easiyo Jar inside the yogurt maker.
6. Close the lid of the yogurt maker and forget about it for 10 hours. Apparently, 10 hours is best for Philippine climate. When done, it looks like this:
I transferred it into plastic containers and refrigerated them to cool. Just whisk it up before serving and it turns into this beautiful silky-smooth texture. I topped mine with some cereal and dried fruit. It was so good that our family of three gobbled it all up in a day. A day!
I also happened to have the unsweetened original flavor base so I made that yesterday. I see a lot of non-fat yogurts in supermarkets but I’m not sure I’ve seen a sugar-free one so if you’re watching your sugar intake or are diabetic, this would be a great option for you. I used 2 packets of Splenda to sweeten it (I added it to the Easiyo Jar when I added the base powder and shook it all up). It came out pretty tart but that was good because I wanted to make a parfait with this one with some kiwi and whole grain cereal with pecan.
Makes for a yummy, easy and healthy breakfast or snack!
Easiyo Yogurt Maker is available in SNR, Rustan’s and SM. And I hear the lemon vanilla flavor is extra divine. 😉