I finally decided to stop being so lazy and have a go at using milk powder to make yoghurt (as described previously), instead of relying on the EasiYo packet. I had a large bag of powdered milk in the cupboard that I bought during the flood-crisis here over summer, so it was time to use it up. I have now made several batches of yoghurt using only the powdered milk, so I can report that it is just as easy and convenient, as well as being ridiculously cheap.
It took me a few goes to work out the right amount of powdered milk, but now I reckon just over a cup of powdered milk makes a nice yoghurt, it just depends how thick you like it.
A 1 kg bag of powdered milk costs about $6 and I made at least 10 L of yoghurt out of it. That means that it costs about 60c a L, compared to the EasiYo packets at about $3/L each and the tubs of yoghurt at $6/L (although haven't bought one for ages, not sure on that one!).
Anyway, its very cheap and easy (I can't believe I used to waste time carefully washing out the jar!). I'm hoping that I will have the same success with fresh milk.
Do you make yoghurt? What's your method?
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