I have made a fair bit of yogurt before owning my TM5 but probably haven’t made it as regularly or as well as I do now. To make yogurt it’s basically putting yogurt (culture) in warm milk to make the next batch and I have had a fair bit of success with an old thermos. I will try this recipe in the thermos soon for non thermomix owners to see how it goes. I have tweaked the automated recipe on the TM5 to make a thick vanilla yogurt.
1 litre milk, I use a UHT from the cupboard room temp
80 grams milk powder
50 grams sugar
120 grams yogurt, save some from your last batch
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
*I buy a kilo pot set natural yogurt and freeze it in 120 portion so that I can defrost it and start from fresh every now and then
I make a coulis from fresh or frozen berries or stone fruits and then mix that up with the yogurt for a flavoured yogurt. Or even fresh fruits could be pureed. Make small batches of frozen fruit as you need it or a large batch of fresh fruit if you have time and freeze it ready to go.
300 grams jam fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or apricots etc.)
50 grams sugar (to you taste, some fruits won’t need it)
60 ml water
Put all ingredients in a heavy base pot and simmer for about 10 minutes, puree and strain
Mix your yogurt and coulis together and freeze in ice cubes to whizz up in the thermomix or blender to make a frozen yogurt, or freeze them in icy-pole moulds.
In the thermomix
Put all ingredients in bowl, cook 10 minutes/speed 1/100C. Puree speed 10/ 1 minute and strain
Here is a old breakfast trifle recipe of mine (from 2 years ago!! and I still use it all the time) but you could use any nuts, seeds, coconut, fruits that you like. Blitz them in the thermomix or blender
1 ½ cups rolled oats
2/3 cup apple juice
1 Tablespoons sultana
1 teaspoon dried pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon almond flakes
1 grated apple
600 ml yogurt
2 punnets berries
To make the Bircher muesli, grate the apple into a bowl and mix with the oats, juice, sultanas, seeds and almonds. Refrigerate overnight.
Serve the muesli layered with the yogurt and fresh berries
Like this recipe? Find more in my first cookbook The Real Food for Kids Cookbook. When you cook this please let me know how you go with it and share it with your friends!