Friday, March 25, 2011

Homemade Fruity Yogurt...


I won't hardly pay big bucks for fruity yogurt- (I only buy it if I can get it almost free with coupons!)

But that doesn't mean we don't eat it!

It's so easy to make your own and much more frugal. I make my own homemade plain yogurt for starters, which saves money too, since I can make a gallon of it for $2.49 which is what I pay for milk at Aldi these days.

I sweeten with a little cane sugar and add thawed, slightly crushed fruit from the freezer.

I can make this for about $1.20 a quart...and when I start getting enough fruit from my berry bushes- it will take it down to around .70 per quart! (milk+sugar)

I usually make a couple of quarts at a time. Sometimes I freeze some for 'pops' or whirl it with some ice for smoothies. But it's great to have it ready for a quick-healthy-frugal-snack!
Or even breakfast!

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Thanks for this idea! Sounds yummy and cheap!! :)

Arlee Girl said...

I have had the hardest time getting my kids to accept homemade yogurt! I think the sweetened berries will help.
I love your blog. I cook for a large family on a budget too.

ArdenLynn
mama to 8

Donna said...

Thanks 4 posting Kimberly!

ArdenLynn,
Sounds like U and I have much in common! :-)

Mine have too some- its really hard to compete with gogurts and those cute little cups flavored like cotton candy!

Will they drink smoothies?
Do you ever sweeten and freeze for "pops"?
Yogurt ice cream?
Muesli?
:-)

If you have trouble with it being too thin- you can add 1/2 cup or so of powdered milk and it will help to thicken it up.