Homemade Banana Yoghurt

    4 hours 45 minutes

    If you make your own yoghurt you can add fresh fruit to it for even more flavour and nutrition. Delicious!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 litre milk
    • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 banana, mashed

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Ready in:4hours45min 

    1. Heat milk until just beginning to boil then remove from heat. Allow to cool until lukewarm and remove skin.
    2. Pour into yoghurt maker and add natural yoghurt. Stir. Add banana and vanilla and stir thoroughly. Place lid on yoghurt maker and leave for 4 hours.
    3. Strain through a coffee filter to remove the whey. Refrigerate overnight - this will allow the yoghurt to thicken further. Serve.

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    This is my recipe, and I heat the milk in the microwave until it's just about to boil, then all all ingredients to the yogurt maker and stir thoroughly. I then set the yogurt maker for 4 hours. Once the 4 hours is up, I always end up with loads of whey, which, if left in the yogurt, will make the yogurt stringy if you just mix it all in. I always strain the yogurt through a coffee filter to remove the whey, then pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate over night. I always end up with really thick, creamy yogurt that is delicious. You can leave the yogurt for longer than 4 hours - up to 12 hours (4 is the minimum though)but I have never noticed a difference in taste for leaving it longer. Therefore to save time (and electricity!) I generally only leave my yogurt maker on for 4 hours.  -  15 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a great recipe. I have made it mixing 2% milk with either skim or 1% and it comes out just as well. It is not a thick yogurt but very good nonetheless. (I don't straign the whey - more nutrients)  -  29 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I didn't like the flavor of this. The texture was fine, but I expected more banana flavor, but it tasted to me like plain yogurt with a too heavy taste of vanilla and not much banana. I think a tinge more sweetness would really help.  -  31 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)