I used to enjoy coffee yoghurts and eat them often... However, where I'm currently living coffee-flavored yoghurts are unavailable. I've tried to sort of make my own by adding a bit of instant coffee mix and some sugar to plain yoghurt, but it doesn't taste nearly the same. Are there any other ingredients I can try adding? Has anyone ever tried this?
"Instant" coffee typically is disolved in hot water, so I'd think that just stirring it into a cold product would be less than ideal.
You might try making a coffee syrup (as you're adding sugar anyway) or try steeping the instant coffee in hot milk or water first, cool it down, then mixing that into the yoghurt.
I think this is going to really depend on the quality of the instant coffee you use. Go to Starbucks and pick up a packet of Via, it is probably the best tasting instant on the market. Start with about 1/4 packet for a 6 ounce yogurt and work your way up from there. You might want to add a bit of sugar too.
I added this stuff to Greek yogurt (naturally tart, not sweetened) when we were there and it's fantastic. Apparently this guy is bringing it to the states. http://bit.ly/11C5zbs