Remember this post from earlier this week? Well, this time guest blogger Bettina is going to give us some recipes on what to make with that yoghurt when you’re not eating it as is. You’ve got a bonus recipe on how to make a hair conditioner too! Enjoy:)

A few things to make and do with your new probiotic yoghurt-making powers:

  1. Chilled summer soup, perfect for sultry July nights.

Cut up one large cucumber, a clove of garlic, one red onion and blend together with a ½ litre of yoghurt in a food processor. Add two tablespoons of olive oil, the juice from a lemon, a dash of salt and pepper, some fresh dill, mint and parsley. Chill for at least two hours.

Makes enough for four happy relatives

  1. Frozen Yoghurt

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Fast becoming a favourite summer treat, so I invested in an ice-cream maker as yoghurt has a tendency to become annoyingly icy when frozen.  It’s also a good idea to strain the yoghurt through a clean T-shirt first to remove some of the liquid (whey).

The possibilities for frozen yoghurt flavours are infinite, but a favourite is vanilla frozen yoghurt. I use vanilla bean pods (Madagascar vanilla beans from EBay are a cheaper option as they can be expensive). Simply split open the vanilla bean and add the seeds to the strained yoghurt. Then toss the pod into a small pot with sugar and a little water in it (sugar-free use three tablespoons of Xylitol), simmer until it thickens into a vanilla syrup. Remove the pod and add the syrup to the mix.  Whisk together all the ingredients and add to the ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

1 Litre of frozen yoghurt yields about six servings (it goes pretty fast so it’s hard to keep track of this one, but I’d say about six…)

  1. Homemade deep conditioner

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I recently tried this and was surprised at how soft and shiny my hair turned out. Take one banana, two tablespoons of yoghurt, a teaspoon of honey, two teaspoons of olive oil and one of coconut oil. Apply to hair as a mask before washing, or use instead of a normal conditioner.

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