To replace ice cream with natural parfait, just buy a good yogurt maker. BeautyHack tested the best models - here's how it is.
Yoghurt-flask YG260132, Tefal
Rescue for large families. First, there are no jars and molds that are difficult to wash.
The set contains the electrical base of the device itself and one two-liter plastic flask (the walls are thin, very light). How it works? You pour a liter of pasteurized milk into a flask (you can boil fresh milk at home and let it cool) and mix it with a sachet of starter culture (sold in regular supermarkets). It remains to immerse the flask in the base, close with two lids and select the mode. There are two of them - the first is responsible for yoghurts, the second - kefir, fermented baked milk and katyk. You can choose the time - from 6 to 8 hours for yogurt, from 8 to 12 - for liquid dairy products.
When the mode is over, the yogurt maker will "squeak" and turn itself off. Plus for moms - the sound does not annoy or wake up.
Leave the flask in the refrigerator for 4 hours - during this time, its temperature will become pleasant, but not too cold.
Price: 3 690 rubles.
Yoghurt maker Yogurteo YG 230, Moulinex
Classic. Such yoghurt makers were the first to hit Russian stores in the early 2000s. Under a plastic cap, there are eight tins of durable glass. Each holds 150-180 ml of yogurt. Cooking scheme: take a decanter with a wide neck, put it in the sink (so as not to spill anything). Pour in one and a half liters of UHT milk, carefully stir in a portion of the starter culture. Take a small ladle and carefully pour the liquid into the molds (it is important that no droplets remain on the outer walls). Close the lids tightly, insert the jars into the recesses on the base, and remember to put on the plastic bubble.
Its difference is a flexible timer. This yogurt maker can give the same result in both 8 and 15 hours - set the time so that the device does not "squeak" during the quiet hour of the child.
Suitable for young mothers who do not have time to eat breakfast. You need a minute to open the jar, add nuts and berries to it and eat it immediately.
Price: 2 940 rub.
Yoghurt maker VT-2600, Vitek
For those who cannot eat yoghurts without sweet additives. Do not think that every yogurt maker is “friendly” with additional ingredients - in jars with a large base diameter, fruit slices will slow down the fermentation process.
The lids of five jars VT-2600 hint what healthy flavors to "sweeten" breakfast with: strawberry slices, citrus slices or fresh raspberries. Where to start? Boil each jar well, cut the fruit into small pieces and rinse the berries. Load ingredients into jars (do not fill containers more than one third). As with the Moulinex example, mix the milk (this time one liter) with the sourdough sachet and gently pour into the molds with a small ladle. Basic mode - 8 hours. In practice, it turned out to be ideal: the consistency is homogeneous and tender.
To treat guests to a parfait on summer evenings, chill the yogurt in the freezer (30 minutes is enough) and garnish with granola with dried cranberries or sea buckthorn.
Price: 2 090 rub.
Yogurt maker Oursson FE 1502D
The chip is in ceramic jars. Why do you need them? Ceramics are a natural conductor of temperature. In the zero chamber of the refrigerator, yoghurt will cool down in half an hour. In them, fermentation is also faster - six hours are enough (for a thicker effect, add an hour).
The design is fun, kids will be addicted to the painted jars while you feed them natural yogurt. The capacity of each mold is 200 ml, enough for two snacks.
This device will not work for a large family - there are five jars, you will get tired of stirring milk and sourdough for every breakfast.
This yogurt maker does not like fruits and jams - it seemed to us that the consistency turns out to be liquid, and the fruits "flatten".
The timer is a mom's dream, the process can be extended by 24 hours.
Price: 2 549 rub.
Yoghurt maker YM-216DB, Zigmund & Shtain YM-216DB
There are not six jars, as they say in the annotation, but eight - two are a gift. The capacity of each is 180 ml (the volume of yoghurt takes about 150).
There is one minus, and it is important for you to know about it - the yogurt maker does not turn off by itself, be careful and set the timer correctly.
A plus, which compensates for this minus, is that in YM-216DB we prepared soft cottage cheese (suitable for cheese cakes and homemade pies). To do this, find a glass container in the package that drains the serum.
The cottage cheese takes 10 hours to cook, it is important to carefully lift the container, the whey will flow abundantly for the first one and a half minutes. Put the mixture in any container with a lid and leave in the refrigerator for 40 minutes.
Price: 2 590 rubles. Text: Dilyara Telyasheva