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FAQs

Yogurt makers and jars

It may seem like magic, but it’s really quite simple! In order to grow, our yogurt cultures need warmth, moisture and food (for example lactose which is a natural milk sugar). When yogurt is made according to EasiYo sachet instructions, our yogurt maker provides the perfect conditions to activate our yogurt cultures creating your own homemade yummy thick yogurt in just 8-16 hours (depending on the type of EasiYo yogurt you are making).

Yes—your wellbeing is essential to us. The entire EasiYo Yogurt Maker, as well as all jars, lunchtakers and pouches are manufactured from UK and US Food and Drug Administration - approved food grade polypropylene. All parts are completely free from polycarbonate and BPA too.

We’ve made the EasiYo Yogurt Maker robust enough to withstand constant and tough handling. However if your lid or insert get damaged, please contact the EasiYo team at contactuk@easiyo.com and we’ll do our best to sort out a replacement. Jars can be bought directly from our website here.

Having a spare jar or two on hand is always helpful, for making extra yogurt or having additional flavours on the go. You can buy jars directly from our website here. Check your local EasiYo Stockist too, as some carry extra jars.

Absolutely. Our reusable pouches are BPA Free, along with all other jars, lunchtakers and the yogurt maker itself. 

Yes, all our pouches and jars are safe to use in the dishwasher. They’re also fine in the freezer, which is a great way to keep smaller amounts of yogurt cool ‘til lunchtime.

Yes, but please use a damp cloth only! Dab a little dishwashing liquid on the cloth, and wipe your yogurt maker down to clean and odourise it. Don’t immerse your yogurt maker in water as that could damage it.

Yes, our newer design jars can be used in our older style yogurt makers. If you need some extra jars, you can buy them online here.

EasiYo Yogurt Mixes

No, all our yogurts are made from dairy. At the moment we don’t offer any dairy free or plant based options in our range.

While we’re really proud of our reusable jars and pouches, unfortunately, our sachets are not recyclable or compostable. That's because our sachets need to have an oxygen/water barrier to keep the cultures viable. At the moment, there’s simply no suitable recyclable packaging solution that meets this need. We continually review our options and hope to solve this issue in the future. It’s important to you, and it’s important to us too. 

All EasiYo yogurts contain Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus acidophilus. Some products also contain the Bifidobacteria strain. It’s the combination of cultures that gives our yogurt its wonderful taste and texture.

No, none of our yogurts contain any gluten or wheat.

Yes, soy lecithin is present in small amounts in the milk powder we use, because it helps the milk powder dissolve in water more easily. 

It sure is! All our products are vegetarian friendly. They do contain dairy though, so they’re not suitable for vegans.

Hmm, no. We don’t recommend eating anything after its best before date.

Most of our yogurts can be kept for up to two weeks in your fridge, but if the flavour you’ve made has fruit or coconut bits we recommend keeping it for just one week.  Always check the storage instructions on the sachet. 

Pasteurised dairy foods such as pasteurised full-fat yogurt are suitable foods for your baby from around six months. Full-fat, unsweetened or plain yogurts are a good choice because they don’t contain added sugars. We also recommend that you talk to your medical professional about the appropriate age for your baby to start eating yogurt and other solids.  

Absolutely. EasiYo yogurt is just like any other yogurt and fine for pregnant women to eat when prepared and stored as directed.

Unfortunately if you’re allergic to cow’s milk then EasiYo Yogurts are not suitable for you. In terms of lactose intolerance, each person is different in their degree of sensitivity. Our yogurts do use lactose in the fermentation process, however the lactose levels in our made up yogurt varies. Depending on your tolerance, you may be able to enjoy EasiYo homemade yogurt—but please, always ask a health professional for their advice first if you have intolerances or allergies.

The base for our EasiYo dairy yogurts is milk powder and yogurt cultures. Depending on the style or flavour we also add sugar, natural colours and natural flavourings. You’ll need to check the sachet itself for a full list of ingredients. Be assured though that none of our dairy yogurts contain any stabilisers, artificial colouring or artificial additives.

To the best of our knowledge there are no traces of nuts in our products. Our yogurt mixes don’t contain any ingredients made from nuts, and the UK plant that makes our mixes does not allow nuts on site. However, we rely on information from our suppliers and don’t do any tests on our products ourselves for the presence of nuts. If you have any concerns, please check with a medical professional.

To the best of our knowledge there are no traces of nuts in our products. Our yogurt mixes don’t contain any ingredients made from nuts, and the UK plant that makes our mixes does not allow nuts on site. However, we rely on information from our suppliers and don’t do any tests on our products ourselves for the presence of nuts. If you have any concerns, please check with a medical professional.

Sweetening or flavouring EasiYo Yogurt

There are so many ways to get creative with EasiYo, however you can’t add anything before the yogurt is set. That’s because additions may disrupt the activation of the yogurt cultures. After your yogurt is set you’re free to get inventive with serving ideas. Check out our recipes here to get started!

Cultures

EasiYo yogurt sachets (which includes the cultures) have a shelf life of 18 months when stored unopened, in temperatures below 25°C. Check the best before date printed on the back of your EasiYo sachet.

Actually, our huge number of live cultures is because of you! Because EasiYo is made fresh in your kitchen, you get the maximum number of cultures possible from day one. Better yet, because our yogurt has so many live cultures it’s naturally thick, which is why we don't need to add any stabilisers or thickeners to our dairy yogurts. Now that’s goodness all round.

The number of live cultures is at its highest on the first day – one serving of freshly-made EasiYo yogurt contains over one billion live cultures. But the good news doesn’t stop there. We’ve tested our yogurt and even at the end of two weeks in your fridge, there are still billions of live cultures in every spoonful. 

The cultures are freeze dried. This simply means that all the moisture is extracted so that the cultures can 'hibernate' until they’re reactivated with the addition of water and heat in your EasiYo Yogurt Maker.

Availability

You can buy directly from us, or from one of our local stockists including:
QVC

Lakeland

The Range

To find out about a particular country, please get in touch with us via our Contact Page

Yogurt Making Process

For delicious, perfect yogurt every time, our EasiYo yogurt sachets contain all the ingredients you need – simply add water. There’s no need to use a bought yogurt as a starter.

Our sachets are specially designed to be used with the EasiYo Yogurt Maker. While there are other ways of making yogurt from scratch, our system makes it easy, fun and fool proof when you follow our instructions!

The temperature of the water you mix the sachet with needs to be 15-20°C. If you live in a warm climate, you may want to chill your tap water in the fridge for a little while to bring it to the correct temperature.

Don’t stress! Your yogurt will keep in the yogurt maker for up to 24 hours without being adversely affected.  You may find it’s tangier in taste due to the longer fermentation time.

This extra liquid is simply whey being 'expressed' from the yogurt and is part of a natural process. Commercial chilled yogurts may contain thickeners and stabilisers to absorb the expressed whey, but we prefer to keep our yogurt free from additives. Simply stir any whey back into the yogurt as it’s highly nutritious, or you can pour the whey off if you prefer thicker yogurt. You can even add the whey to your smoothie for an extra protein boost.

Setting time is related to temperature, and can vary depending on the temperature of the water you mixed with your yogurt sachet (15-20°C is ideal) and even the temperature in your kitchen. This variation is entirely normal for a live product that is free from thickening agents.

The EasiYo system is designed to eliminate the hassles of incubating and stabilising milk. Any milk you need is provided in powdered form in the EasiYo sachet – simply add water for delicious yogurt every time. 

After 8-12 hours (or 12-16 hours for our Protein range) your yogurt should be put straight into the fridge as the yogurt is still very soft and delicate. We know this is hard, because it’s so tempting to start eating the freshly made EasiYo yogurt right away! However patience is a great thing, and your fresh yogurt will become a firmer set when chilled in the fridge for 3-4 hours.

If your yogurt is still completely runny (like milk) after a few hours in the fridge, please review the instructions on the sachet and check the best before date. Remember, it’s crucial to use the correct water temperature to make up the yogurt sachet, this water must be 15-20°C.

Yes we can! If you’ve tried everything and your yogurt still isn’t setting to your satisfaction, please contact our customer care team at contactuk@easiyo.com and they’ll be happy to help you out.