Josh and Kate love yoghurt, we go through tubs of the stuff!
While doing the #livelagom project with Ikea and analysing the amount of waste we produce one of the things that we battled with was yoghurt pots, our council does not recycle them so they go into the general bin. We made the transition from individual pots to the bigger tubs in an effort to decrease the yoghurt pot waste.
When I was approached to be an EasiYo brand ambassador I jumped at the opportunity. It looked very simple. I remember my mum having a yoghurt maker and it seemed like an awful faff, it was electric unit with 4 little tubs, after placing some yoghurt in each tub and filling it up with the milk the tubs where sat in a water bath in the unit overnight. The EasiYo seemed so much easier and it is!
The EasiYo consists of a jar and the yoghurt maker which is in essence a flask. To make 1kg of yoghurt you half fill the jar with tepid water, add a yoghurt sachet and shake, then fill with water and shake again. Boiling water is placed inside the yoghurt maker and then the jar, close the lid and leave for 8-12 hours.
Josh and Kate enjoyed being involved, we made the yoghurt one evening and it was ready the next morning. We did have to put it in the freezer for a while as we hadn’t taken into account cooling down time in our plan(warm yoghurt isn’t very pleasant!)
Combined with some fresh fruit and muesli it was a winning breakfast and it has been added to the meal plan for every Saturday breakfast.
Overall we are very happy with the EasiYo, its cutting our waste, we can stock up on sachets so that we don’t need to make additional shopping trips when we run out, it also means we don’t have a fridge full of yoghurt for the week, we make as we need it.