How to Make Homemade Calpis/Calpico

Japanese popular soft drink, Calpis. In your country, you may be able to find it as Calpico at oriental markets. Or you may have heard of the odd named drink but haven’t tried yet.

Today, I want to share a recipe for homemade Calpis/Calpico!


Japanese calpis

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450 gram  Yogurt (Plain)
450 gram  Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon  Citric Acid
4/1 teaspoon  Lemon & Orange Mixed Essence
1 pint  Yogurt (Plain)
1 pint  Granulated Sugar
2 tablespoon+  ReaLemon (lemon juice)



Put yogurt and sugar into a heat proof bowl and whisk well. Warm the bowl in 70-80 degrees Centigrade (158-176 degrees Fahrenheit) water for 10 to 15 minutes while stirring. (Important: Stirring well is the key to make smooth Calpis.)
Cool it and add citric acid or lemon juice, stir well. Add Lemon & Orange mixed essence (if you have) at last.
Pour 3 to 5 parts of water when you drink.

Serving with shaved ice is good too!


Japanese calpis

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Recipe by Yoshida Family (Japanese)


This is JAPAN Style!