I’ve been promising my homemade yogurts recipe for a while and I’m here to deliver ! Since it’s already strawberry season in Malta, it was a good opportunity to make a fruity version.
I’ve had a yogurt maker for a little over a year, and I use it quite often. This device may seem a bit of a gimmick, but it’s not expensive at all and it will be amortized in five to six uses. Mine comes from Lidl and cost 15€. It’s so nice to be able to make your own yogurts for cheap… At home, everyone loves these, especially my daughter who enjoys helping me with the recipe.
This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare, you’ll see. And there’s only a few ingredients needed. It’s a safe bet that you already have everything you need at home !
The advantage of this recipe is that it does not contain added sugar, just the one naturally present in the fruit. But of course, it is possible to sweeten it if you don’t like plain yogurt, I’ll tell you how in the recipe below.
I’m really satisfied with this homemade fruit yogurts recipe because it is disarmingly easy to make. And above all, it gives very firm yogurts (but not too much). They are very good as is, but when mixed with the fruit compote underneath, they’re really delicious. They’re even better than store-bought fruit yogurts, since they’re homemade !
Here is the recipe, and I hope you’ll like it as much as I do.
Ingredients for 7 homemade fruit yogurts
For the fruit compotes :
- A dozen of medium-sized strawberries
- One mango
For the homemade yogourts :
- 1 plain organic store-bought yogourt
- 800 ml of organic whole milk
- A teaspoon of vanillin (or liquid vanilla extract)
My homemade fruit yogurts recipe, with no added sugar
- Start by preparing the compotes : peel and cut the fruit into very small pieces. With the quantity indicated, you can make about 3 strawberry yogurts and 4 mango yogurts, with two to three cm of compote at the bottom of the pot. If you want more compote in your yogurts, increase the amount of fruit.
- Then, cook the strawberries and the mango separately in a saucepan with a little bit of water.
For strawberries, a little bit of water is enough, because they will produce water while cooking. Cook for ten minutes over low heat and covered, stirring occasionally.
For the mango, a little more water will be necessary because it is not a very juicy fruit. Cooking takes longer : about thirty minutes, over low heat and covered.
If you want a very sweet yogurt, you can add a few spoonfuls of sugar (white or brown sugar) while the compotes are cooking. It’s optional, of course.
- When the compotes are ready, let them cool while you continue to the next step.
- Prepare the base for the homemade yogurt : in a bowl, mix a plain organic store-bought yogurt with 800ml of whole milk. Add the vanillin (or the liquid vanilla extract) and mix well with a whisk.
- Once cooled, pour the compotes into your yogurt pots (2 to 3 cm). Then, fill the jar by pouring the yogurt mixture using a funnel, gently so as not to lift the compote too much.
- Put your pots in the yogurt maker (without lids) and leave them for 12 hours minimum. Then, let them cool in the fridge before serving.
- If you prefer a sweeter option, you can add a dash of agave syrup or honey to your yogurt before eating.
I hope you’ll like my homemade fruit yogurts ! It is, of course, possible to use a whole variety of fruit. The important thing is to always cook them well, otherwise, their acidity may disturb the yogurt making process.
Come back and tell me what flavor you preferred if you try this recipe !