This drinkable yogurt post is doing double-duty: It’s a quick and easy breakfast/snack recipe, and it’s an entry for the Make it With Milk contest for the Food Wine Conference! The contest is sponsored by the Florida Dairy Farmers, so naturally this is a dairy-based recipe. And I told you about the Food Wine Conference (my first AAAHHH). I forgot to tell you that if you are dying to go, you should sign up using the code KatieB2017, which will give BOTH of us $50 off. Wooo!
3-Ingredient Drinkable Yogurt
I really didn’t expect to like drinkable yogurt. It sounds sort of gimmicky, you know? There are already so many forms of yogurt, why would you want another?
We cleaned out the (mini-)fridge at work recently so we could drag it down the hall to defrost. I put up a sign saying that anything not taken home was fair game, which is how I ended up with a blueberry flavored drinkable yogurt. I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t have tried if I’d had to pay, but to my surprise, it was tasty. And it kept me not-hungry for a few hours.
This recipe is sort of a cheat in that I’m not asking you to actually cook anything. But: it’s easy, it’s tasty, it’s healthy, AND it’s perfect for those breakfasts that I (so many of us!) don’t have time for.
The real benefit of making your own drinkable yogurt is that you control what goes into it. I tried a couple of brands and found that most of them were sweeter than I wanted. If you, like many people–like me–are trying to cut down on sugar, this is an easy way to do it. Plus if you are a fan of the stuff, you’re probably spending $1.50 – $2 per single-serving bottle, so obviously this is a more cost-effective method.
This version was made with extra-special jam, handmade by the grandmother of someone I work with. He usually makes his own, but he had a lot going on last year, so his family stepped in to help. So the lovely color in this batch is from a mixed strawberry-blueberry homemade jam. Thanks, Adam!
If you want your blend even fresher, you could use blended fresh fruit instead of jam (if you need a sweetener, I suggest honey). If you want to get really hardcore and make your own yogurt from scratch, try this Crock Pot recipe.
3 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 cup milk
3/4 cup fruit jam or preserves
Combine ingredients. Shake or whisk well. Portion into mason jars or bottles for a grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Refrigerate until you're ready to drink.
This is a very pourable, drinkable version, with a nice touch of sweetness. It can easily be adjusted to be thicker, less sweet, more jammy, etc.