Listen, my kids love Yogo custard snacks as much as the next kid in the playground, but sheesh, they can hurt the hip pocket! The good news is, if you have a Thermomix (or similar) you can easily make your own very similar dessert snack, complete with mix-ins for under a dollar per serve – PLUS, it’s Caramilk flavoured. Need I say more?
DIY and save!
Yogo with mix-ins is a super popular snack with the kids, but at $2.85 a pop, it’s not something that I buy often, despite the pleading cries from the sides of the trolley. Having said that though, this is an easy dessert to make at home in your Thermomix for just a fraction of the price – especially if you can pick up a block of chocolate on special – this Caramilk family block was just $3.50 at Woolies this week.
If my quick calculations serve me correctly this recipe comes in at just 82¢ a serve for the custard, a fraction more if using Caramilk Baking Chips on top! WINNING at SAVING.
Thermomix at the ready, let’s go!
Thermomix recipe: Caramilk Yogo snacks
Time: 10 minutes plus setting time
- 1 family block of Caramilk chocolate
- 2 eggs
- 500g of milk
- 2 tablespoons of cornflour
- Caramilk Baking Chips (optional)
1. Break up the Caramilk chocolate block into pieces. Place the Caramilk block pieces in the Thermomix jug and grate on speed 8 for 5 seconds, measuring cup (MC) on. Scrape down the sides of the bowl down.
2. To the grated chocolate, add the two eggs, milk and cornflour. Replace the lid and measuring cup and cook at 90°C for 6 minutes on speed 4.
3. While the custard is cooking, prepare your containers or ramekins. You’re going to want to pour in these straight away! Don’t worry if the custard mixture looks a little runny, it will definitely set a little as it cools! Once the custard is poured into the containers or bowls, place them in the fridge to cool and set.
4. Before serving, add some mix-ins on top (chocolate chips, granola, crushed biscuits, fruit… the options are endless!) and then devour with gusto!
Dessert snacks don’t get sweeter than Caramilk
I love this custard recipe as it sets just like shop-bought custard and it uses no extra sugar. So remember, the sweeter your chocolate – the sweeter the custard!
Perfect for the lunch box and something that will definitely be gobbled up during the lunch break. It’s worth checking if your kids’ school has a healthy eating policy, you might want to skip putting this one in the lunch box and save it as an afterschool snack.
Yogo gets fancy…
Kids aside, you can also fancy this custard up as a dinner table dessert – just serve it in some small ramekins and add some raspberries, strawberries or blueberries if you feel so inclined (or you can absolutely stick to the Caramilk Baking Chips, we don’t blame you!). You can change up the flavour too – if dark chocolate is your thing, try using that. Or maybe white chocolate or milk chocolate…
Do you have a favourite Thermomix recipe? We’d love to hear it! Pop your recipe suggestion in the comments below for us to check out – you might just inspire many others to use their Thermomix more too!