Little Mashies – Making our own yoghurt

Making your own yoghurt is not only cost-effective but you can monitor what is actually going into it. It’s an easy job the kids love to help with and once the yoghurt is ready the kids can help filling up the reusable pouches.

Using reusable pouches is an excellent way to help cutting down on your carbon footprint (opposed to buying the disposable supermarket pouches) and they look much nicer than store-bought anyway! My kids love the Little Mashies colours and characters. I also find when the kids are involved in the process they are much more likely to eat it.

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First I started with 2 of the DIY Hassels Kids yoghurt packs in the chocolate flavour which we got on sale for $1.50 each. We made as per the instructions (only need to add water) and put it in our easiyo yoghurt maker. After 8 hours our 1kg of yoghurt was ready to be divided into the pouches.

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I transferred the yoghurt into my trusty Pyrex measuring jug for easy pouring and filled each pouch to just over half so that I could close them without over filling.

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Our Yoghurt filled 8 Little Mashies so if you work out $3 divided by 8 it works out to just .37c each. For a yoghurt pouch you can’t even get them on clearance that cheap!

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Once filled I store in a long tub in the fridge (mummy’s coconut yoghurt behind) for easy access and to keep them all standing up nicely. As I type this the kids are already tucking into one each, Maybe that easy access thing wasn’t such a great idea!

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We love reusable pouches and the Little Mashies are a great size for my Mr.3 and Mr.6. My kids love helping in the kitchen and this is a job that’s relatively easy and stress free so why not make up some yoghurt and save yourself money while saving the environment too.

  • Mel
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