Make your own yoghurt!
Approximately 1 million years ago, when I was in primary school, Yoplait ran a competition for children to come up with a new yoghurt flavour. Our class was divided into teams- I can't quite remember who all was on our team, but I do remember making some mess in Colm O'Hagan's kitchen!
"Banana & Chocolate" and "Apple" were our 2 flavours. We didn't win.
This is the recipe closest to how I remember doing it back then,
with the addition of Dried Skimmed Milk to thicken it slightly.
25g Dried Skimmed Milk
3 Tblsp Live Yoghurt
Thermometer if you have one.
Warm your flask with hot water from the kettle.Heat fresh milk in a saucepan until it almost boils (scald it).Allow to cool to 46 degrees celsius (or set pan in cold water to speed this up).
If you don't have a thermometer think "hand warm". Body tempature is around
37 degrees, "hand hot" is around 55 degrees- somewhere between the two!Mix yoghurt and milk powder together, then gradually add the warm milk.Whisk it all up and pour into your warmed flask.
Leave for 6-8 hours before pouring (walloping) out.
Give it a good whisking to smoothen it, then chill in your fridge before eating.
You can use a few spoons of this batch for your next batch and so on, indefinitely!