Frugal Yogurt — what is the cost ?

November 17, 2008

After posting the last 2 ways of doing yogurt at home, I was faced with a few questions from my friends and family who are just beginning to think more “Homemade” or frugally.

“Well, exactly how much money do you save doing it yourself, fishie? Because it sure seems like a lot more work.”

buttonThis is soooo NOT work

buttonno little plastic containers in my trash, oh yeah!

buttonI save LOTS of money! Let me break it down for you….

Using your crockpot, let’s compare dry milk vs whole milk vs store bought. Got that? There will be 3 columns…

CROCKPOT Yogurt                      dry milk    whole milk      store bought

starter yogurt                              1.80          1.80                      -

powdered milk @1.00/cup          3.67             -                        -

1/2 gallon water .85                     .43              -                       -

crockpot electricity .02/hr           .13              .13                     -

milk                                              -              2.75                     -

total                                           6.03            4.68                   $12.00*

ok, now check this out…. 2  qts of homemade yogurt = 16 4oz storebought servings

Activia on sale in my area is $3.00* for 4 little 4 oz. cups = .75 cents Each

dry milk is .38 cents your first batch and by saving a 1/2 cup starter is only 26.5 cents each batch thereafter

whole milk  is .28 cents your first batch and by saving  a 1/2 cup starter is only .18 cents!!! each batch thereafter.

no plastic cups, 20 minutes of my time in the kitchen and I save money?!?! Yep, I am all over it! The best part is you get to play with all the funky flavors yourself AND show the children the latest science project all at the same time — how could life get any more fun than this!? Nothing artificial, NO waste, NO hassle = absolutely worth it!

oh and i almost forgot… it tastes great and it is good for you!

Entry Filed under: Foodies, Green Living, Natural Cures and Remedies, Penny Pinchers, gluten free. Tags: activia, cost, crockpot, dry milk, frugal, make your own, powder milk, yoghurt, yogurt.

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