Some time ago I bought a YoGo yoghurt maker. It's a simple device that includes a flask into which you pour boiling water and an inner yoghurt container. Of course you can buy various yoghurt mixes which are packets of milk powder, enzymes and flavourings. But if you want to save money, it's very easy to make your own mix


  • filtered water
  • 1½ cups full cream milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons yoghurt mix or a good live fresh yoghurt


  1. Half fill the container with filtered water and add the full cream powdered milk. Put the lid on and shake to mix. Add the Greek Yoghurt (powder or prepared), fill to the line and replace the lid. Give it a good shake then put it into the prepared thermos. Leave it for about 16 hours and refrigerate. I serve it with strawberry topping or home made strawberry jam.


Because Greek yoghurt is thick and slightly sour, it can replace sour cream in most recipes. Thinned a little with milk, it can also replace buttermilk. It's such a versatile product and easy to make - cheap too if you use my method.