Tuesday, 18 August 2015

EasiYo Yogurt Maker Review - Making Homemade Yoghurt is Easier Than You Think!

This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and EasiYo

I don't remember the exact moment when I tired of lugging numerous, gigantic, 1kg tubs of yoghurt home from the supermarket for my family. It might have been around the same time that my shopping cart became so overloaded on a regular basis (buying for my family of eight), that I began to look for a way to cut back on my physical shopping.

Or perhaps it was the time, (on several occasions actually), where those infuriatingly flimsy plastic tubs of store-bought yoghurt would fall from my fridge or bench and spill across metres of my kitchen floor and walls. Seriously, there just had to be a better way!

Whatever the trigger was, you can bet I was pushed into the whole 'yoghurt making at home' phenomenon by sheer desperation. I'm so glad that I was though, because making yoghurt at home with EasiYo is so simple, convenient, fun and inexpensive by comparison to the drudgery of shopping for the bleh-tasting brands. (Taste might have played a huge part in my switch to EasiYo too.)

At a guess, I have been an EasiYo convert for around 6 years or more. I had always intended to blog my EasiYo addiction but I had never got around to it. When the opportunity finally cropped up, it was by invitation and I was pretty qualified to share this fantastic product with ye all. God knows, I have sold X amount of EasiYo units to countless family and friends over the years!

If you've never heard of EasiYo, it's a homemade yoghurt making system. Chances are, you've passed it on your supermarket shelves a million times and not actually seen it, as I once did.

The Yogurt Maker itself has a very friendly price tag of $24.99. It comes with a yoghurt jar to make a 1kg batch. Your initial purchase of this unit will keep you going for years and give you lots of yummy yoghurt at a much lower price than the supermarkets and a huge amount of satisfaction making it.

It's sooooo easy to make your own!

EasiYo have just released a new yoghurt making unit which is a little more flash than its predecessor.
It's now a shiny, red, improved design which looks pretty nifty on your bench. It has an easy grip, twist-to-open lid and non-slip feet as well as the addition of NZ wool within as insulation to help your yoghurt develop! (Wow huh?!)

Buying and making yoghurt is so easy with EasiYo.

EasiYo Yogurt itself comes powdered, in easy to carry foil sachets and the flavours are available in both regular, as well as a fab range of exciting flavours too. You can purchase Greek, low fat varieties, Strawberry, Vanilla (Vanilla is my personal fav), Pineapple and Coconut, Greek Style Passionfruit and so on. There are many flavours!

Each EasiYo sachet is only $4.50 each which is already a saving considering the pre-set yoghurt at the supermarket is typically $5.50 or more per tub.

The new improved EasiYo Yogurt Maker is priced at $24.99

Inside the EasiYo sachets is a powdered yoghurt starter which is sourced from New Zealand. (EasiYo is a New Zealand company which has been on the market for 20 years.) EasiYo's ingredients are 100% natural with no additives or stabilisers which can give the store-bought varieties their inferior powdery taste and texture. EasiYo is absolutely delicious by comparison. You won't go back!

Celeste was raised on EasiYo Yogurts from 6 months of age.
Now she's old enough to help make her own!

To make your own yoghurt: Just fill your yoghurt jar half way with room temperature tap water. Empty a sachet of EasiYo in a flavour of your choice into the water, add the lid and shake rapidly, before filling with more water to the top and screwing the lid on tightly.

Acidophilus ready to grow in your yoghurt maker.

Get the kids to do the shaking for you until all the powder is dissolved.
Next, fill your red EasiYo unit with boiling water from the kettle and fill to the half way point before popping your yoghurt jar inside to sit on the red spacer. Push down gently and screw on the red lid.
Place your yoghurt maker somewhere safe on your kitchen bench and walk away. In 8-12 hours (and up to 24 hours if you prefer a really thick yoghurt), your yoghurt will develop.
Refrigerating your yoghurt at the end of the yoghurt making process ends the development of the cultures and helps it to set. EasiYo keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks but it never lasts that long around here!
Making yoghurt is best at night, as by the morning, you'll have a fresh, ready-to-eat yoghurt to enjoy.
The very next day...
Fresh, thick-set, acidophilus-rich Blueberries and Cream Yogurt by EasiYo, straight from the jar!
Why we love EasiYo? - So many reasons!: It's cheaper to buy. It tastes superior to store varieties. It's convenient to store and carry. EasiYo is suitable for vegetarians and is gluten free. Your Yogurt Maker can travel with you - we always take ours on holidays to enjoy fresh yoghurt without endless visits to the stores. It's extremely healthy, with millions of probiotics and an excellent source of calcium for the entire family.
Trust me, this yoghurt is just beyond anything you've tasted from the stores!
EasiYo is a brilliant healthy lunch option too and you can purchase lunchbox-sized tubs to carry your yoghurt in small-serve portions. Everything washes and is re-used so you are helping to save the environment too.
Cooking with EasiYo is wonderful. Try this Yoghurt Cake or make your own Greek Tzatziki Dip. Use EasiYo in soups and cakes instead of cream for a healthier alternative.
Making your own anything is so satisfying and yoghurt making is up there with the best of them.
To learn more about the EasiYo Yogurt system and find some great EasiYo Yogurt-based recipes, visit the EasiYo website.
Have you tried EasiYo Yogurt before?
Have you ever attempted to make your own yoghurt at home?
What method did you use and did it work?! 
*Disclosure: Six Little Hearts was gifted the EasiYo Yogurt Maker and additionals for the
purpose of review. All opinions expressed are those of this blog's Author.
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  1. My SIL introduced these to me just recently and I must admit I was skeptical at first. But they are great.

    1. Many people seem to be sceptical about a yoghurt that starts as powder but it's acidophilus and pure ingredients and that needs to be explained. I am so glad you've converted too. Great savings as well.

  2. I'm glad you've found a better way with yoghurt! My kids love the squeezy packs. And I am the lazy mum who is happy to pay for the convenience of the squeezy packs. (Also, only having two makes it easier!) Thanks for sharing. Will keep it in mind for friends who make their own. #teamIBOT

    1. Squeezy packs are fun and they definitely have their place. You could buy some refillable squeezies and fill them with EasiYo? Might be cheaper and better for the environment! x

  3. We had one oof these years ago! I got a bit slack with it though. My kids don't eat a heap of yoghurt these days either, but maybe they would if i made it again.

    1. Yoghurt is a funny thing with kids. If it's their and they see it, they tend to devour it. You should get another unit - it's so inexpensive to try it out and if it's not a hit, gift it to a friend! (I am sure they might love it though!)

  4. I used to have an EasiYo and it truly saved my life when I lived in the middle of no where in Borneo, Indonesia for 20 months for my husbands job! Overtime someone would travel back to Australia I would older a big batch of different flavoured yogurts. They didn't have fresh yogurt where we lived and the only yogurt that did exist had about 25kg of sugar in it and was terrible flavours like durian... yuck! Have you ever smelt durian? It smells and tastes like vomit. No joke! That stuff is wrong. I can certainly vouch for how good this product is and how easy it is to make. I no longer have it because I'm just too lazy but I did love it.

    1. That sounds like an isolating experience!! I would have been clinging to that EasiYo unit for dear life! I can understand that! Durian - I have seen it on exotic food shows and watched the reactions of people near it. Can't say I am eager to try it! Some parts of Asia even have proper street signs to ban them from stalls etc. Bleh!

  5. I should get one of these for my son. He is so fussy with food, but if he helps me make something (like biscuits or cupcakes) he's more likely to eat it. At least yoghurt is healthier. The Pineapple & Coconut flavour sounds divine!

    1. Kids love helping to make this - especially the shaking part. The Pineapple and Coconut is AMAZING! Only just tried it for the first time ever as it is not stocked at my supermarket and I have to buy some of my flavours online.

  6. These look great. They're a little bit like magic. My kids aren't into yoghurt too much, but my mum sure is. She would love one of these.

    1. What a fantastic Christmas gift! That's your Mum taken care of. (You could try it out too that way ;D.)

  7. Oh these sound great!!! We go through so much yoghurt at our house!! Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Foodie Fridays! Have a great weekend! xxx

  8. I literally just bought this for my father in law last week and give it a whirl. I totally agree it is easy and really yummy! How cute is your daughter in her apron! Thanks for linking up

  9. This make your own yoghurt is quite a thing at the moment (I've seen the stuff at the supermarket...)

  10. I've never made my own yoghurt.. I actually work for a dairy company so I struggle to see how it can taste nice than fresh.

  11. I've never attempted to make yoghurt before....but this makes it sound so easy!!

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