Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Homemade Yogurt Drinks


This is such a no-brainer, but I'm going to share it anyway just in case someone has a child like mine...

Most kids love those little drinkable yogurts that Yoplait and Dannon make for children. My kids are no exception. I learned long ago that it's very easy to make your own by simply dumping any old yogurt (preferably not one with fruit chunks) and an equal amount of milk into a lidded container (a sippy-cup will do) and giving it a quick shake.

This can definitely save you money in the long run. But it's not really much of a tip.

It's my tip because of this...

My daughter, while not actually allergic or sensitive to cow's milk, doesn't much like it. She, does, however love soy milk. In my neck of the woods, drinkable soy yogurt does not seem to be on the grocery shelves. By making my own drinkable yogurts, I can use soy yogurt and vanilla soy milk and she is one happy little camper. I love easy fixes!

(** added preemie bonus-- those drinkable yogurts are an excellent consistency for children who need their liquids thickened due to swallowing issues!)

For more great kitchen tips, check out Kitchen Tip Tuesday, hosted at Tammy's Recipes.

And, for more great drink recipes, be sure to visit Thirsty Thursday, hosted at A Little Birdie Told Me!

***UPDATE: Thanks to Allison who does PR for Yoplait Kids for emailing me to let me know there is a coupon for $1.50 off a six-pack of their yogurt drinks or cups available here. Many of my local stores frequently run $2.00 sales on these, making it a phenomenal deal! My daughter may be a soy-snob... but my son's not picky! Thanks, Allison!***

5 comments:

Lynn said...

I never even thought to do this. This would be great for something to take in the car. I am going to have to try this. Thanks.

Sonshine said...

My kids love me doing this!! :) They like it even better when I do it with frozen yogurt. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

Yum! WHat a delicious tip! My son loves the yogurt drinks, but I don't buy them unless they are on sale. I'm going to try this. :D

FishMama said...

Great idea. SO much easier than hauling out the blender for smoothies. Thanks!

Ryann said...

Thanks for sharing with Thirsty Thursday too!