This works great! I make my own plain yogurt, but my kids don't care for it, because I let it get pretty tart. Recently, one of my kids had to take an antibiotic and I wanted to make sure he would eat some yogurt to help counteract some of the unwanted effects that an antibiotic can have on the digestive system. This was perfect for that! I used 2 1/2 to 3 cans of water to make sure it wasn't too thick for sippy cups. Part of the water had to be added after blending, due to my blenders capacity, but that wasn't a problem. I just mixed up what would fit in my blender and then poured it into an empty 64 oz. juice bottle and added the rest of the water. Storing this in an empty juice bottle made it easy to shake it up before serving. Also, if you use a yogurt like Stonyfield Farms (which is what I use for my homemade yogurt starter), you'll get all the probiotics that you'd get in those super-expensive immunity-boosting yogurt drinks!
Thanks for the great recipe! It will save me $$$ on those tiny yogurt drinks!
The yogurt loving kids loved this. I liked it too. A great way to get yogurt without buying the high fructose corn syrup laden kinds (and artificial colors). I had 1 C plain and 1 C vanilla lowfat yogurts. I only added enough water to clean out my juice can. It made about 1 quart. I would try adding about 1/2 can or so of water next time to make a little more without compromising flavor. Forgot to add: with 12 oz water, it cost half what they want in the store (using full price yogurt)!
We love this, with no extra water. Definitely a cost savings over the prepackaged! :)
Great! I didn't even find a need for water.
They seem to be a success! Thank you so much. I love finding a healthier, homemade alternative!
I made this today for my spoiled son...haha...he loves those drinkable yogurts, but they are pricey! I used 100% pineapple juice concentrate and boy, was he in Heaven! I will pass this on to my brother for sure! Thanks for the healthy money saving recipe!
I made a small batch for myself without measuring any of the ingredients. I think I used less water then you suggested. It turned out great. I just put the concentrate and the water in my salad dressing shaker (the kind with the spokes inside that help mix), shook it up, added the yogurt and shook it up. Now I can drink it right out of the shaker! I made it with orange juice and it tastes like an orange julius. I will be making this more often.
My kids LOVED this! They can suck down those junky yogurt drinks in no time..all sugar, corn syrup and food coloring...which I hate to buy. This drink is thinner than those commercial varieties and is more like juice with a twang than yogurt. I used homemade yogurt made from 1% organic milk and an apple-raspberry all juice frozen juice blend which made the drink slightly pink. Used 30 oz. water and may reduce that next time. At only pennies a serving and greatly improved nutritional value, I look forward to using this as a base to try all kinds of combinations. Thanks, princess buttercup, for a fantastic recipe!