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Shortcut Vanilla Yoghurt


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Ingredients

2000 g

Shortcut Vanilla Yoghurt

  • 35 g raw or refined sugar, (add more or less to taste)
  • 100-120 grams milk powder
  • 120 grams starter culture, (either reserved from your previous batch or your favourite commercial pot-set, natural, unsweetened yoghurt)
  • 2 litres Paul's or Devondale long life milk, full-fat
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla, (essence or paste)
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Recipe's preparation

    Shortcut Natural Yoghurt
  1. Before starting, I suggest reading the tips!

    1. Make sure your bowl is very clean (see tips). Add the sugar & mill 5-10sec/sp9, depending on what type of sugar you're starting with, to create icing sugar.


    2. Add the milk powder (100g for TM31 or 120g for TM5) plus culture & vanilla, then pour in milk up to the max mark.


    3. Heat 6-10 mins/37degrees/sp3. (Or until 37 degrees is achieved then another 30sec or so to make sure of even heat distribution).


    4. While the the milk is heating, boil the kettle then pour 2cm of water into your 2.2L / 2.6L Thermoserver and put the lid on to pre-warm it (you just want to take the chill off the metal - if it's straight out of the dishwasher & is still warm, you could omit this step).


    5. Once the milk is warmed to 37 degrees, tip the water out of your server then place it in the middle of a folded bathtowel, somewhere it can sit undisturbed for 5hrs (place in-situ before you fill it as it will be tricky to move once full).


    6. Carefully pour the warm milk mixture into the server then quickly place the lid on & wrap it in the towel. (I like to place the base upside-down on the top of the towel to stop it coming unwrapped).


    7. Leave your server undisturbed for a minimum of 5hrs (max 24hrs) - DO NOT be tempted to open it for a peak as you will let the heat out & it may not set properly!


    8. Once the 5 hours+ have elapsed, remove the lid and you should find that it has set - check by carefully tilting the server - it shouldn't move.


    9. Pop it in the fridge for 4+hours to COOL COMPLETELY before serving (if you scoop some out while still warm, it will turn back to liquid). ONCE COOL decant yoghurt into another container to store (if you store it in the server, I find there is quite a bit of separation after a few days, plus you can't use your server for anything else!).


    10. DON'T FORGET to reserve 120g as the starter for your next batch (starter may be frozen if you're going away but thaw in the fridge not the MW or you will kill the culture. I also like to keep a 2nd portion in the freezer as my 'insurance policy' in case someone eats the starter in the fridge).
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Tip

Make sure your TMX bowl is very clean before starting - straight out of the dishwasher is good. Same with your Thermoserver. This is especially important if you've used yeast recently, as the smallest trace will contaminate your culture & your yoghurt will go stringy. Alternately, boil a litre of water in your Thermomix before starting, to ensure it's clean.

Play around with the amount of sugar - you might start with more & reduce it as your tastebuds get used to a more natural yoghurt instead of highly sweetened commercial yoghurts (which my kids refuse to eat anymore!).

Using Devondale or Pauls long-life milk instead of fresh means you can skip the intial 90 degree heating for half an hour, the cooling for an hour and the scraping of any skin that has formed on the top!

Also, you can keep 2L of this milk tucked safely away in your pantry - no more opening the fridge only to discover that someone has drunk your milk before you could make yoghurt! Coles & Woolies often sell it $2 for 2L.

This method is so easy that I regularly make it in the morning while feeding the kids their breakfast & making school lunches. Just throw everything in the TMX, boil the kettle, and you're almost done! No more waiting around at home half the day for the next step! It will be ready to go in the fridge when the kids get home from school and nicely chilled for dessert or breakfast the next morning.

Serve over CADA, with fresh or stewed fruit or with berry coulis stirred thru' it. You may find it needs a stir if you used vanilla paste, to evenly distribute the 'black specs'!

If you don't think you'll get through 2L, freeze some in ice cube trays for use in smoothies or Berry Frozen Yoghurt (as per EDC).

If you find your yoghurt doesn't set, it may be your starter that's the problem. Some commercial yoghurts don't have enough live bacteria to get you started - try a different brand of yoghurt or beg a portion from a friend who's successfully making yoghurt.

For a more *natural* yoghurt, the milk powder may be left out. However, I find the result is not so thick.


See also Shortcut Natural Yoghurt variation of this recipe.

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  • Lovely so easy I always make this one ...

    Submitted by Mrspeachey on 28. August 2017 - 19:54.

    Lovely so easy I always make this one
    have made a sweeter one tonight

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  • Wildboys did you know you only rated this 2 stars...

    Submitted by Jashyboo on 25. June 2017 - 10:37.

    Wildboys: did you know you only rated this 2 stars even though you had a positive review?

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  • Amazing recipe!! Easy to follow and it turned out...

    Submitted by Sally85 on 5. March 2017 - 18:39.

    Amazing recipe!! Easy to follow and it turned out perfect I only happened to have a pouch of chobani raspberry on hand so used this as my base and still worked a treat. Great tips too!

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  • Love this recipe. Never failed and my little boys...

    Submitted by Wildboys on 4. February 2017 - 07:51.

    Love this recipe. Never failed and my little boys love it. Thanks!

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  • Success first time! When I

    Submitted by Freelander on 26. October 2016 - 08:41.

    Success first time!

    When I read about this on Facebook it inspired me to try to make yoghurt for the first time. I think it sounded easier than other recipes which is why it tempted me.  It worked like a dream, thank you so much.

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  • Hi Paula, Im so glad you like

    Submitted by kmcgibbon on 3. October 2016 - 13:54.

    Hi Paula,

    Im so glad you like the yoghurt. Yes, you might like to start with more sugar until your family get used to it & then start reducing to taste. 

    Regarding why the half batch in the ts came out stringy: it may not be because of contamination but because the temp dropped too low during the incubation. My advice would be to either just make a half quantity & use your easiyo canister OR when making the full amount, just set it all in your ts. TS work best when as full as possible. The more air inside, the quicker the temperature will change. 

    Best of luck with your next batch! 

    Independent Thermomix Consultant

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  • I love this recipe! I made

    Submitted by PaulaStorm on 2. October 2016 - 11:16.

    I love this recipe!

    I made this last night and had mixed results but not because of the recipe. I have a yoghurt maker thermos and so I filled up my 1 litre yoghurt maker container with the mixture and put the rest in my thermoserver.

    I made it at 10.30pm and left the 2 batches on the bench with the thermoserver wrapped in two of my kids baby blankets. At 7.30am I put them in the fridge and at 10.30 we tasted.

    The yoghurt maker batch was perfect (hubby would have preferred a bit more sugar) thick and creamy, the perfect consistency. 

    The Thermoserver batch was not as good, when I scooped it out of the container I was getting long strings like mozerella cheese on a pizza. All I can put it down to is that maybe my Thermoserver was slightly contaminated... I had used it earlier in the night for risotto, but I'd washed it... Or the temperature wasn't kept high enough over night, it is only just spring and our nights are still quite cool.

    The whole family still loved it with muesli and I'm going to use the leftover stringy batch to make banana yoghurt icy poles.

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  • From the "Tips" section of

    Submitted by Pandorash8 on 9. May 2016 - 10:38.

    From the "Tips" section of the recipe: "Using Devondale or Pauls long-life milk instead of fresh means you can skip the intial 90 degree heating for half an hour, the cooling for an hour and the scraping of any skin that has formed on the top!  

    Also, you can keep 2L of this milk tucked safely away in your pantry - no more opening the fridge only to discover that someone has drunk your milk before you could make yoghurt!  Coles & Woolies often sell it $2 for 2L."

     

    Cheers.

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  • I made this in the evening &

    Submitted by SammyJR on 25. April 2016 - 09:39.

    I made this in the evening & when I checked it (after the 5hrs) it was still liquid & I thought it was a failure. But I decided to let it sit til morning & what a wonderful surprise when I woke up - it had set beautifully. I'm not usually a big yoghurt eater but I took a serve of this to work every day last week & it's delicious! Great with CADA or muesli. I squeeze a bit of puréed fruit in for the kids as they like the sweeter commercial ones. Thanks!

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  • Why longlife milk rather than

    Submitted by Hoads on 22. April 2016 - 18:51.

    Why longlife milk rather than fresh?

     

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  • I have made this recipe quite

    Submitted by freofan01 on 20. March 2016 - 10:41.

    I have made this recipe quite a few times and my kids love this yoghurt.  So easy and it is definitely saving us so much money on yoghurt.  Has worked perfectly every time.  I prefer to use vanilla bean paste over the vanilla essence as find it tastes better.

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  • I've made this 4 times now

    Submitted by Rodgermumof4 on 16. March 2016 - 20:12.

    I've made this 4 times now and has worked perfect every time! I had to increase the sugar to get the kids to eat it but over time I will decrease

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  • Family loved this recipe.  So

    Submitted by Mrsclaus on 11. March 2016 - 12:37.

    Family loved this recipe.  So economical in comparison to store bought yoghurt.

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  • First time ive made yogurt,

    Submitted by jennalouise088 on 29. February 2016 - 09:46.

    First time ive made yogurt, this was EASY, and IT WORKED!!! im so excited! will add a smidge more sugar for my personal taste next time, but its perfect how it is with my thermomix made granola, SO CREAMY! thankyou!

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  • Another brand I have been

    Submitted by kmcgibbon on 24. February 2016 - 23:17.

    Another brand I have been using with success is Pauls brand. Again, it's long life & full cream. I haven't had success with the cheap 'no frills' brands - not sure what process they use to treat the milk, but it doesn't work for making yoghurt out of it. I'm sorry - I'm not sure what the equivalent brand would be in NZ. Good luck!

    Independent Thermomix Consultant

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  • Ive always wanted to make

    Submitted by Sammyjane31 on 24. February 2016 - 20:43.

    Ive always wanted to make yogurt and your recipe seems very straightforwardtmrc_emoticons.)  

    Quick question at what stage would i add the vanilla paste/extract?

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  • I live in NZ so have never

    Submitted by MeegsA on 24. February 2016 - 16:54.

    I live in NZ so have never seen this brand of long life milk. Can it be substituted with full cream fresh milk from the supermarket? Or is there another brand of longlife milk I could try to source. Oh....I'm assuming it's the long life milk in the tetrapack? Thanks....

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  • Yes. Liddell brand works.

    Submitted by kmcgibbon on 24. February 2016 - 08:02.

    Yes. Liddell brand works. Yoghurt is naturally quite low in lactose anyway, so if she can tolerate the milk powder & regular starter, it should all work for her. Good luck & let us know how you go. 

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  • Has anyone tried lactose free

    Submitted by Kymshep on 24. February 2016 - 07:43.

    Has anyone tried lactose free milk? My daughter can have small amounts oflactose so  I could use normal yoghurt for a starter and the milk powder, but if I could use lactose free UHT that would be better.

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  • Thank you for your quick

    Submitted by courts2699 on 19. February 2016 - 13:29.

    Thank you for your quick reply I will try this recipe in the morning!

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  • Lid is kept on while in

    Submitted by Bel-1981 on 19. February 2016 - 13:25.

    Lid is kept on while in fridge.

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  • Hello, I have failed yoghurt

    Submitted by courts2699 on 19. February 2016 - 13:22.

    Hello, I have failed yoghurt so many times... Always stringy and never sets or is thick. I want to try this but I was wondering after the 5+ hours on the bench, if cooled and set ...does it go into the fridge without the thermo server lid on? Thanks

     

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  • This yoghurt is my very first

    Submitted by Bel-1981 on 8. January 2016 - 00:07.

    This yoghurt is my very first home made, it's delicious. My 3 year old ate 3 pouches of it today. Will make this over and over again. Great money saving recipe. I'd let set little bit longer in fridge next time

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  • Worked perfectly. I did half

    Submitted by snaplish on 12. November 2015 - 10:32.

    Worked perfectly. I did half the mixture in my small thermoserver, and half in the easi-yo. Both set beautifully tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • My first attempt at making

    Submitted by megs88 on 7. November 2015 - 09:43.

    My first attempt at making yoghurt and this is delicious! Only made half batch with just 10g sugar. We normally buy Greek yoghurt which can be very expensive and this tastes just as good. Made at 9am, left all day wrapped in 2 towels then put in fridge overnight. Just decanted it this morning and is thick, creamy and delicious!!!!

    i used a mundella premium natural yoghurt as my starter. Opened a new small pot to make sure cultures were still good....hopefully never have to buy yoghurt again tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • After a few tries I've

    Submitted by wendoree on 25. October 2015 - 22:12.

    After a few tries I've perfected this yoghurt. I increased the milk powder to 150g. I let it set for 10 hrs. Wrapped in 2 towels. After 10 hrs I put the Thermoserver in the fridge and leave overnight before eating. Thick and creamy, delicious!

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  • Giving this recipe a try.  I

    Submitted by pontvillebakery on 30. August 2015 - 22:11.

    Giving this recipe a try.  I can't find the one I had saved. I normally do a 1 litre version using the easiyo to set it. 

    This will be my first time doing 2 litres & using the thermoserver. Fingers crossed. 

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  • mnbsmum wrote: Kids love this

    Submitted by Jaynnie on 2. July 2015 - 19:28.

    mnbsmum

    Kids love this yoghurt, and it is saving my a small fortune not having to buy yoghurt

    totally agree. Hate buying yoghurt now when I am not organised

     

     

     

     

    Newbie Xmas 2013

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  • Delicious, but too runny.  I

    Submitted by Majaharvey on 1. July 2015 - 22:19.

    Delicious, but too runny. 

    I made this yesterday but my yoghurt came out very runny. i didn't use a thermosaver and am worried that my pot cooled down and didn't stay warm for the whole 5 hours, could this have made it too runny? i will deffinitly try again but am wondering what I should do differently. The flavour was yuuuuumy! I ended up making banana snoothies with it and my 4yo devoured it! 

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  • Love this recipe, although

    Submitted by Lschuil on 14. May 2015 - 21:40.

    Love this recipe, although would like others recommendation on time. Is 5 hours ok? I have done 7 hrs & 9 hrs is in the fridge cooling now. 

    Is is the longer time resting the more flavour?

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  • Thanks for the super quick

    Submitted by Mel1979 on 14. April 2015 - 20:49.

    Thanks for the super quick and easy recipe. At last yogurt success  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Delicious! i don't have a

    Submitted by Sarahc2504 on 15. March 2015 - 09:04.

    Delicious!

    i don't have a Thermoserver, I use a metal bowl and put cling wrap over it and then a towel. I also put a heat pack on top of the towel throughout the day if I'm around, it works a treat!

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  • If I dont have a thermoserver

    Submitted by harribel on 9. March 2015 - 12:09.

    If I dont have a thermoserver what else could you use?

     

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  • Thank you heaps! No sure why

    Submitted by Wonderwoman64 on 7. March 2015 - 16:42.

    Thank you heaps! No sure why I didn't look for one before I asked! Cheers

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  • Kids love this yoghurt, and

    Submitted by mnbsmum on 3. March 2015 - 14:30.

    Kids love this yoghurt, and it is saving my a small fortune not having to buy yoghurt

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  • This recipe was ridiculously

    Submitted by KrissyB on 27. February 2015 - 16:45.

    This recipe was ridiculously easy to follow and my yoghurt turned out rich and creamy!!! So much easier using UHT milk - how did I not think to do it sooner?! Thank you tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Wonderwoman, there is a

    Submitted by Arli on 25. February 2015 - 15:08.

    Wonderwoman, there is a recipe called 'shortcut natural yogurt' also by kmcgibbon that has no sugar or vanilla. Great recipe and very easy to do tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Is the sugar needed for this

    Submitted by Wonderwoman64 on 22. February 2015 - 12:15.

    Is the sugar needed for this to work? I would like to make an unsweetened version so would like to try with without the vanilla and sugar. Thanks

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  • I use the full cream milk and

    Submitted by kmcgibbon on 30. January 2015 - 12:17.

    I use the full cream milk and full cream milk powder because we like a thick yoghurt.  Some of my customers have reported that it came out very runny when using light milk and in some cases may not even properly set.  The difference in the amount of fat between the full cream & the light milk is only about 2%.  And when you consider you only have a few tablespoons on your breakfast ...... !  There is a school of thought that natural fat is no longer the enemy and we should be more concerned about synthetic fats, refined sugars & salt!!!

    I am glad the recipe works for you & that you have a little side hobby going there!!  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • A ski, I use Devondale 99.9

    Submitted by KatJ on 30. January 2015 - 11:46.

    A ski, I use Devondale 99.9  FatFree Long Life milk. It comes out thick, but not quite as thick as you see in the picture accompanying the recipe. it is pourable, but not real runny, suits our needs, I use it for Breakfast, dressings, curries etc.

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  • This is amazing! Used vanilla

    Submitted by Amskii on 30. January 2015 - 11:01.

    This is amazing! Used vanilla potset from jalna and now have friends and family purchasing the ingredients to I can make for them..... Yum yum yum but just curious can u use light long life milk rather than full cream

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  • This is the best, thickest,

    Submitted by ebaquilter on 28. January 2015 - 15:42.

    This is the best, thickest, creamiest, quickest yoghurt I have ever made. I used Black & Gold long life full cream @$0.99 a litre from my local Foodland (that's the normal price) & it's perfect.  Going to be using this recipe from now on.  Thank you 

    Life is too short to drink cheap plonk

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  • Forgive me for asking, you've

    Submitted by Bear Bear on 9. January 2015 - 21:10.

    Forgive me for asking, you've prob covered this already, but will it work with the devondale pink and a Full cream milk powder?? I've had fantastic success with the blue devondale but am trying to cut a little fat out of diet, now that kiddies are over 2. I've been using my easiyo for the setting and it's been brilliant! Thanks for a wonderful recipe, it's been great to make our own yoghurt.

    Petra 

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  • First time I have made

    Submitted by Margarita Helen on 9. January 2015 - 20:50.

    First time I have made yoghurt with the thermomix. Thanks for a great recipe with great tips. It turned out perfectly. I did increase the milk powder to 120g (TM31) and it turned out really well, no runny yoghurt. Thanks for sharing. tmrc_emoticons.-)

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  • This is the best yoghurt I've

    Submitted by Mixing Adventures on 16. November 2014 - 22:21.

    This is the best yoghurt I've ever tasted...even smoother and creamier than the Jalna I used as the initial starter.  I make it every few days (my son-in-law comes around for a regular supply too).  I don't use sugar or vanilla, but put 1 tablespoon of honey per litre of milk instead.  I often halve the recipe if I only want 1 litre and it works just as well.  I've found that setting a litre in 3 jam jars in my thermoserver with a little warm water around them, wrapped in a blanket for 5 hours, gives me perfect potset yoghurt.  Thanks so much for your recipe!

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  • Thank you!!! I have had 3

    Submitted by mel85 on 9. November 2014 - 07:51.

    Thank you!!!

    I have had 3 major fails at making yoghurt, and then yesterday I tried this recipe. It was perfect! 

    A little tart, but I did leave it for 7 hours instead of 5. I also halved the recipe, as I was making in my EasiYo, which only does 1L. 

    Will be making every week now.

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  • About a fortnight (we usually

    Submitted by kmcgibbon on 18. October 2014 - 21:31.

    About a fortnight (we usually eat it before then).  If it's not growing mould, it's fine!!  Glad you like the recipe!

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  • Hi, just made this yogurt and

    Submitted by elleing on 18. October 2014 - 17:30.

    Hi, just made this yogurt and it is fantastic. A question.. How long does it normally last in the fridge? 

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  • Finally a yoghurt to work out

    Submitted by Kittykat2907 on 10. October 2014 - 11:57.

    Finally a yoghurt to work out for me. So happy and it tastes amazing!!

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  • Great recipe and so easy. My

    Submitted by Jaynnie on 30. September 2014 - 13:08.

    Great recipe and so easy. My boys eat so much yogurt this will save us heaps.

    Newbie Xmas 2013

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