You may ask why bother making your own yoghurt?
Well I choose to make my own yoghurt as store bought yoghurt, especially the ones branded for children are high in sugar. Secondly individual servings can be expensive and creates a huge amount of waste.
I have been making homemade yoghurt for 4 years now and the kids go through waves of they can’t get enough to not really interested. Since my youngest started solids I began to serve her yoghurt in a reusable food pouch with a spout. My 3 other children thought that yoghurt was the best thing and they all wanted it in a reusable food pouch. This is how the OZZie Pouch was designed and developed.
The children played a big role in designing the OZZie Pouch. The design had to be bright and appealing to children but not too ‘childish’. There had to be a clear panel on the back so they could see what was inside. The spout had to be on the top so it was easy to eat from. Then I added my input, it had to have a wide opening so they were easy to fill and most importantly easy to clean.
- 1200ml full fat milk (organic if possible)
- 2tbs of rapadura sugar (or sugar) if making for the first time you may want to add more sugar so it is sweeter.
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste (optional)
- 140g natural yoghurt (pot set from the supermarket or from the previous homemade batch)
- Place milk, sugar and vanilla bean into Thermomix bowl. Cook 90degrees, speed 2 for 25min.
- Allow to cool to 37degrees (room temperature) add yoghurt and cook 37degrees for 10 min.
- Pour into OZZie Pouches and sit in a dehydrator set at 37degrees for 7-8 hours. Put into the fridge and allow to go cold before serving.
Note: if you do not have a dehydrator put yoghurt in a thermoflask and leave for 7-8 hours. Pour back into the Thermomix blend so it is smooth and pour into pouches.