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Copycat Danimals Smoothies — A three ingredient drinkable yogurt recipe

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)

Ingredients

One cup strawberry yogurt
1/2-1 cup milk (depending on thickness of yogurt)
1 Tbsp strawberry jam

Directions

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

Copycat Danimals Smoothies -- A three ingredient drinkable yogurt recipe

Copycat Danimals smoothies were a hit with both Mr. 9 and his delightful friend Ms. 8. And I quote: These taste just like Danimals!!
Course drink
Servings 3

Ingredients

  • One cup strawberry yogurt
  • 1/2-1 cup milk, depending on thickness of yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp strawberry jam

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

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Recipe Rating




Nicol

Thursday 15th of August 2019

My kids looove the banana flavor Danimals. Other than banana yogurt any ideas on maximizing that banana flavor like Danimals does?

Katjac

Monday 21st of February 2022

@Nicol, maybe try blending in a banana or two to get the desired taste. You could probably do vanilla/banana yogurt and regular milk but instead of jam substitute for the bananas

April Zeiher

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

This worked great for us! My kids loved it! I made it using a full carton of vanilla greek yogurt, milk and jam! Excellent after school snack! Thank you so much!

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Thursday 28th of June 2018

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qenn

Sunday 30th of April 2017

About how long does a batch last? Meaning, can I make a big batch at the beginning of the week or should I make it as needed?

rachel

Sunday 30th of April 2017

I have only made as needed, but think it should store fine for a few days as long as it's tightly covered. You might shake before serving, too.

seachicago

Tuesday 17th of January 2017

My kids are picky and used to the flavor and texture of Danimals, and they didn't like some of the other bottled yogurt drinks we tried. The copycat recipe works well for us, and I'm not wasting money on other yogurts they won't drink (I hate any type of yogurt, so if they don't like it, it's a total loss). Copycat apple oatmeal didn't go over as well, though . . . sometimes you hit a home run, and sometimes you don't! :-)

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