Friday, August 13, 2010

Honey Yogurt

I'm not a fan of yogurt. Never have been. It's the texture, the fake fruit taste, and it's especially disgusting when there is aspartame added. Yuk. However, I have found a way that I actually can eat it... and like it ...actually love it!

Here are the 3 simple steps to the creamiest, yummiest yogurt:
1) Strain yogurt
2) Drizzle in honey
3) Add fruit

First, strain the yogurt (plain, 0% fat). Yes. Strain. I think I saw the Barefoot Contessa do this once. It takes out all the water and leaves you with a rich, creamy yogurt, perfect to add other yummy things to.

Use a coffee filter, cheese cloth, or a good quality paper towel and let it strain overnight in the fridge.

You'll be amazed at how much water will drip out. From what started as 750g of yogurt, I got 1 1/2 cups of water.

Then add liquid honey to taste. I love using local honey. You can mix the honey right in the yogurt or drizzle it on top. Lastly, add your bananas, strawberries, or any fruit, even jam!
Of course topping with granola is super good too!

4 comments:

  1. Have you even had homemade yogurt? It is really easy to make and it's a world of difference in taste; really delicious and no fake flavors.

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  2. @Michele: No I haven't made homemade yogurt! Let me know how! ~Prairie Story ...care of Alison Zulyniak

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  3. Here is a recipe I found a couple of years ago. It's so simple. Most of the time it's just sitting on your counter becoming yogurt. If you decide to make it, try it warm, just when it's finished before you put it in the fridge. I know it sounds wierd but homemade yogurt has such a clean flavor, it's just wonderful. Good luck!

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  4. Oops, here's the link.
    http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/makeyogurtforbaby.htm

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