By: Ellen Neuborne
Wholesome Greek yogurt packs a creamy, protein punch at breakfast, lunch or snack time. But don’t stop there! With a little imagination, yogurt can make a great-for-you treat for dessert, too.
1. Key Lime Pie
Cool and tangy Key lime is a perfect yogurt flavour for a dessert. Fill a graham cracker crust with a blend of two Key lime yogurts and 250 mL (1 cup) of softened cream cheese. Then serve yourself a little slice of perfection.
2. Sugar-Free Raspberry Dream
Here’s a two-ingredient, low-calorie winner. Fold a large carton of plain Greek yogurt into liquid, sugar-free raspberry gelatine. Refrigerate, grab a spoon and you’re set!
3. Fruit and Frozen Yogurt Cone
Feel an ice cream craving coming on? Try this better-for-you option instead. Combine chopped fresh fruit with a bit of sugar and 250 mL (1 cup) of your favourite frozen yogurt. Scoop into waffle cones (their generous size will hold the yogurt and fruit nicely). Fruity, crunchy and fun!
4. Frozen Yogurt Pop
Cut 250 mL (1 cup) of your favourite fruit into chunks. Combine with plain yogurt and then pulse in a blender until smooth. Spoon your yogurt/fruit mixture into ice pop moulds and freeze. In a few hours, you’ll have a fantastic yogurt dessert to go!
5. Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries
Here’s one to impress company. This idea is especially delicious with the thicker Greek yogurt. Start with a container of ripe strawberries (you can slice them in half if they’re large – your choice). Dip each one in vanilla Greek yogurt. Place your yogurt-covered berries in a plastic container lined with parchment paper and freeze. When your guests arrive, set your yogurt-dipped berries out for a cool, refreshing treat.