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Tahitian Vanilla Yogurt


  • 1 pot of plain yoghurt
  • 1 small can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can condensed milk (375 ml)
  • Water (use can of condensed milk for quantity)
  • A Tahitian vanilla pod

Chef Teao Maiarii offers us his childhood recipe for Tahitian Vanilla Yogurt. For Teao, Vanilla is the taste of his childhood on Taha’a, it’s family.

Here’s the recipe.


Preheat your oven to 40 degrees.

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan until lukewarm,

Ladle equal amounts of yogurt into the pots, then bake for 5 hours and leave to cool in the oven for a further 5 hours. Finally, chill for at least another 5 hours.

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