A while back, Chef Sheila shared an easy copycat Danimals Smoothies recipe with us. Her three ingredient drinkable yogurt was a hit over here, and she has kindly given her permission to write it up for all of you! Thanks. 🙂
Copycat Danimals Smoothies (drinkable yogurt)
One cup strawberry yogurt
1/2-1 cup milk (depending on thickness of yogurt)
1 Tbsp strawberry jam
Use a blender, hand mixer, or immersion blender to mix all ingredients until smooth. (Start with 1/2 cup of milk and thin out as necessary with additional milk.) Drink immediately, or store in refrigerator — if there’s any left, lol.
What these two left me with here…
Make this basic recipe your own! You can use all organic ingredients to make organic drinkable yogurt, and/or change up the flavors as desired. Try peach yogurt with apricot jam, vanilla yogurt with strawberry jam, or even substitute coconut milk yogurt and nondairy milk for a dairy-free copycat Danimals Smoothies option.
Cheaper and fresher than store bought
The everyday price of a six pack of 3.1 oz drinkable Danimals is about $3.00 in my area, making them $.50 per tiny bottle. One cup of yogurt plus one cup of milk plus a little jam makes a little over five bottles worth — but milk and large tubs of yogurt are considerably cheaper per ounce, and yogurt is often on sale and available at a good price with coupons. Here I actually used two little Annie’s organic yogurts (which came to one cup exactly) from a free promo recently, but you could use your own favorite brand.
Copycat Danimals smoothies were a hit with both Mr. 9 and his delightful friend Ms. 8. And I quote: These taste just like Danimals!!
Copycat Danimals Smoothies, printable recipe
- One cup strawberry yogurt
- ½-1 cup milk (depending on thickness of yogurt)
- 1 Tbsp strawberry jam
- Use a blender, hand mixer, or immersion blender to mix all ingredients until smooth. (Start with ½ cup of milk and thin out as necessary with additional milk.)
- Drink immediately, or store in refrigerator.
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