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My kids love the Danimals brand drinkable yogurts, but they are such small servings and quite expensive. I make my own drinkable yogurt in a glass or plastic drink shaker.
Combine 2 cups of any yogurt (blended, fat free, sugar free, any kind!) with enough milk to smooth it out and shake a few times. This will serve 3-4. Add more milk to get desired consistency. Serve or store in refrigerator.
I put this on the table and the kids love to see what kind of "Danimal" I've made.
To pack for a lunch, use a sturdy plastic beverage container, or save those single-serve chocolate milk bottles with lids, run thru dishwasher, and serve in those.
Finally, here's a super hint: You can freeze this drinkable yogurt in ice cube trays. Add a toothpick and you have a yummy popsicle or fun cubes to use in milk or more yogurt drinks or shakes. Enjoy!
By Missy W
Thank you, this is a great idea.
Wonderful idea! Healthy and scrumptious at the same time - what a deal!
I basically did the same thing when I was tired of spending so much on the "Danimals". I saw once in the dairy case a big bottle of drinkable yogurt. I looked on the back ingredients label. I saw that the only ingredients were: Yogurt, Skim Milk, & corn syrup. I wanted to make my kids a single serving and came up with this recipe.
Take a 1 cup size yogurt (favorite flavor of course)
emptied into a cup.
Pour milk into emptied yogurt container then pour into the same cup. (No need to measure or get anything else dirty to be washed, just use the same cup from the yogurt)
I add a little bit of sugar maybe 1-2tsps. to make it a little sweet. When you add the milk it dilutes the sweetness of the yogurt and adding the sugar just brings back the flavor a bit. Then stir briskly to incorporate the ingredients. You can add less milk to make it thicker but the above way is more drinkable and not chewable :)
My kids love this and when we go to store they like to pick out their favorite flavors for this cool "smoothie" type drink. With just this one drink they get 2 full servings of dairy WOW!! in one shot.
Try it... it will save money
I did the same thing! I buy the inexpensive light yogurt from Walmart. I add about 1 1/2 cups of skim milk. Mix well and viola! I put it in a 12oz recycled juice bottle and away I go. Sometimes I put it in the freezer until slushie. I could never eat yogurt because I couldn't get past the smell. With these drinks, I don't have a problem and I'm getting the calcium I need!