Having very much enjoyed using and reviewing the EasiYo Yogurt Maker late last year, we’ve since continued to create our own yogurt, though we have stuck to strawberry flavours simply to keep the kids happy.
EasiYo first came about in New Zealand’s South Island almost one hundred and fifty years ago. EasiYo’s parent company ‘Westland Milk Products’ has since created a wide range of high-quality, dairy-based products that are now sold worldwide.
The EasiYo Yogurt Maker
EasiYo recently contacted us asking whether we’d be interested in trying some of their new yogurt mixes and flavours, which of course we were. To my surprise, not only did we receive some new EasiYo yogurt flavours to sample but we also received a whole new yogurt maker! This was ideal timing as following recent surgery my Father found himself literally living on yogurt, thus I was able to provide the perfect tool to aid his time during treatment.
Let’s Make Yogurt!
My parents had never tried making their own yogurt. I, therefore, couldn’t wait to put a batch together for us all to sample and to share. EasiYo Yogurt is so simple to make:
- Half fill the yogurt jar with tepid warm water.
- Add the contents of the sachet and shake well
- Add further water until the container is filled to the top line.
- Push the spacer into the EasiYo Yogurt Maker
- Pour boiling water to the top of the spacer (where there is a marked line)
- Place the jar inside the Yogurt Maker and screw the top firmly on.
- Leave the yogurt to set for 8-12 hours.
- Once made remove the jar from the maker and put it in the fridge.
Finally, stir, serve, and ENJOY!
Savour The Flavour!
We were sent a variety of flavours to create and sample including strawberry yogurt, fresh greek style yogurt, and fresh greek style coconut yogurt. Let me tell you, having tried each and every flavour- they are all divine!
EasiYo produces a number of flavours including blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, coconut, peach, banana, passion fruit, forest fruits, summer fruits, vanilla, plain, greek-style, and many more.
Though the kids are happy sticking to the strawberry flavour, I however quite like the plain greek yogurt as it is so fresh and creamy.
Once the yogurt has been made and opened, it should ideally be eaten within a week but according to guidelines, it can actually last up to two weeks in the fridge.
Cleaning & Caring For The EasiYo Yogurt Maker
The EasiYo Yogurt Maker features no electronic or moving parts, thus it is super safe and easy to use and clean. It is advisable to clean your yogurt maker by wiping it with a damp cloth, try not to immerse it into water.
The EasiYo Yogurt Maker (and yogurt jars) are manufactured from US and UK FDA approved polypropylene grade PP130RE1. All parts are completely free from polycarbonate, BPA or any form of anti-environmental hormones.
Pricing & Purchasing Information
There are two sizes of EasiYo Yogurt makers to choose from: you may wish to use either the 500g or 1kg EasiYo systems. Within the UK, EasiYo is available to purchase from The Range, Lakeland, or QVC as well as a number of independent high street and online stores.
The red EasiYo Yogurt Maker (as featured within this review) currently retails (as of May 2020) for £16.99 or for £19.99 with two sachets included direct from Lakeland online. Further storage and yogurt making jars and equipment are also available to purchase.
EasiYo yogurt mixes/ sachets are available to purchase either in single sachets or in bulk packs ranging in price from around £14.49 for five sachets. Whilst this may sound a little expensive, you must consider that each sachet makes up to 1kg of yogurt! This is a massive saving when like us, you happen to live with little yogurt monsters!
Easy, Simple & Enjoyable
Whilst we were already huge fans of EasiYo, my parents have now been tempted with EasiYo’s fantastic flavours and they too now love their EasiYo system.
EasiYo Yogurt is so easy to make and in comparison with big brands it is far more cost-effective and healthier – it’s a win-win! For further information upon the EasiYo yogurt making system or EasiYo yogurt products visit www.easiyo.com
Disclosure: We were sent the above products for the purpose of this post however all opinions are our own.