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Creamy Strawberry and Yogurt Dessert - Two Ways

Creamy Strawberry and Yogurt Dessert - Two Ways

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I do not like greek yogurt! I know I know, it’s healthy, creamy and can be used as a substitute for sour cream or mayo (I disagree). I have never liked how tangy it tastes. If you are following Weight Watchers, fat free plain greek yogurt is 0 points and they encourage you eat it. Over the years I have forced myself to use it in recipes. I have bought a big container, used it once, then it slowly gets moldy in the back of the fridge. The only recipe that I have tried where I didn’t mind using greek yogurt is SkinnyTaste’s Easy Bagel Recipe. The tangy flavor is not bad in a bagel that I can smother with cream cheese!

My goal has been to find a way to use greek yogurt in a dessert! Can I make it palatable for my less than enthusiastic taste buds? After lots of taste testing and adjustments to my recipe I came up with a creamy strawberry and yogurt dessert. To my surprise, I actually found that there are two ways to make this dessert by changing a few simple components. I added a bit of half and half to make the mixture of my popsicle easier to pour into molds. With my parfait, I added a bit of granola and shaved milk chocolate to add texture and a bit more flavor.

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Which is your favorite, the yogurt parfait or frozen popsicle?


Creamy Strawberry and Yogurt Dessert Two Ways


Yogurt Parfait

Author: Jodi Boatman Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes

Total Time: 10 Minutes Yields: 2 Servings WW: 7 Freestyle Points

Ingredients:

2 C fresh strawberries, chopped
1 TSP stevia
1/2 C fat free cream cheese
1 C fat free greek yogurt
1/2 C sugar free Cool Whip, frozen
1/2 TSP vanilla extract
1/2 C granola, divided
2 small blocks of milk chocolate

Directions:

  • Add strawberries and stevia to a small bowl.  Stir and let sit for 10 minutes.  Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture and set aside.

  • Add main mixture of strawberries, stevia, cream cheese, greek yogurt, Cool Whip, half and half and vanilla to a blender and process.  

  • Place 1/4 cup of granola in the bottom of two small dessert bowls. Add the yogurt mixture over the top of the granola in each bowl. Sprinkle a few extra pieces of Granola over the yogurt. Add reserved strawberries and shaved chocolate.

  • Get a spoon and enjoy!


Frozen Yogurt Popsicle:

Author: Jodi Boatman Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes

Total Time: 10 Minutes Yields: 8 Servings WW: 1 Freestyle Points

Ingredients:

2 C fresh strawberries, chopped
1 TSP stevia
1/2 C fat free cream cheese
1 C fat free greek yogurt
1/2 C sugar free Cool Whip, frozen
1/4 C half and half
1/2 TSP vanilla extract

  • Add strawberries and stevia to a small bowl.  Stir and let sit for 10 minutes.  Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture and set aside.

  • Add main mixture of strawberries, stevia, cream cheese, greek yogurt, Cool Whip, half and half and vanilla to a blender and process.  

  • Add yogurt and strawberry blend to a mixing bowl with a spout.  Stir in remaining chopped strawberries. 

  • Pour mixture into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours.


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