Raise your hand if you love a cool creamy taste treat filled with delicious fresh fruit.

 

Creamy Plain Greek Yogurt Recipe at AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Oh my goodness!  This healthy recipe is SO creamy and good we’re enjoying it twice a day.  In fact, it’s taking the place of ice cream in our home. And there’s no cooking or whipping involved.

What it’s the main ingredient?  Plain Greek whole milk yogurt.  Before you click away… stop a minute to discover why we are so in love with the new treats we’re whipping up with this yogurt.   I’ve discovered a delicious and healthy way to enjoy it that I just know you’ll want too.

Yogurt is something you either like or dislike.  There’s no in between.  My husband has never been a big fan.  Unless it was super duper sweet, because he has a real sweet tooth.  He even likes hard candy.  Yup… pure sugar.  Recently we were grocery shopping and saw that Greek yogurt was on sale in the small cartons at our supermarket.  We picked up a couple of little vanilla tubs because I suggested that it would be good with blueberries that were also on sale that week, for breakfast.

 

Cool creamy taste treat filled with delicious fresh fruit - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Most of the yogurts in the dairy aisle are filled with additives to make them creamy and increase their shelf life.  Even some of the organic versions have added carrageenan.  It was the first time we’ve had Greek yogurt.  (I know… you’re wondering if I’ve been living under a stone somewhere WAY outside the grid.) We both liked the creamy texture… but it was nonfat and we’re whole milk fans.  Whole milk is just plain better for you.  I could go on listing all the reasons why, but will just say the nutrient value is much higher.  Who wants to put empty calories into their mouth if nutrient dense options are available?  Not me.

The next time I went shopping, my goal was to see if the store carried a “fat” version of the yogurt and they did.  Yay!  Actually, it’s made with nonfat milk and cream, plus cultures. It’s only available in the quart size container… but that works great for us.

 

Whip up Creamy Healthy Goodness to Enjoy with Fruit - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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Here’s my recipe…

  • Scoop as much yogurt into a small bowl as you’ll need for the number of people you’ll be serving.
  • Drizzle some good vanilla extract into the bowl.
  • Add Stevia to taste. You could use sugar or honey or maple syrup. I’m trying to keep my added sugar down to a minimum.
  • Stir really well.
  • Turn into little dessert dishes for serving and add fruit.

You’ll need to taste this as you go along, but after you make it 2 or 3 times, you’ll get the taste you want.

I know you’ll love this delicious creamy goodness.

 

Spoon into some delicious creamy healthy goodness with fruit - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

I have an itty bitty hunch that you might be thinking I’m making a big deal about something that’s been around for a long time.  I get that!  Though this isn’t organic, or pastured, or raw milk… it isn’t full of junk and I can sweeten it with Stevia or maple syrup.  Sweetened, it can take the place of whipped cream on berries and maybe other things, as I cannot find heavy cream without unnecessary extra ingredients.

That’s why are we enjoying it instead of ice cream, too  Lately, we’ve been disappointed with the ice creams available at the store.  They just aren’t very creamy.  And if they are… they have a kazillion additives. Actually, it’s rare that any include cream unless they cost as much as dinner at a fancy restaurant.  Plus, if someone leaves their dish in the sink overnight, in the morning the unfinished portion has not melted away into a puddle.  That is just not right.

 

We enjoyed our delicious vanilla yogurt with blueberries and raspberries. - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

That wonderful creamy texture inspired me to begin creating a chocolate version.  When we lived in New York, there were several frozen custard shops that started in the 1940’s that had the best chocolate frozen custard. I’m a huge fan of Droste’s Cocoa and so I’m attempting to make my version of frozen custard.  Only made with Dutch cocoa and no eggs and no cooking and no freezing. Still cold and creamy and chocolatey.  Who wants my recipe once I perfect it?

 

Yummy creamy goodness paired with fruit and my recipe - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

This morning we enjoyed our delicious vanilla yogurt with blueberries and raspberries.  Yesterday I had really ripe bananas and blueberries in my bowl of yogurt. And we’ve got some strawberries just waiting in the fridge to be smothered in this awesome vanilla creamy goodness.

 

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Next on my list is to conjure up a delicious and creamy veggie dip.  I can almost taste it now.

Since Greek yogurt is new to our table, I’d love to hear your healthy recipe ideas too.  Okay… the not-so-healthy but amazingly good ones will get my attention, too.  Seriously, we try to be a low sugar, whole foods family… but we’re far from 100 percent. 😉

I can’t wait to hear how you like this creamy goodness paired with fruit.

I think it’s worthy of 5 emojis.   Yup!  Five!

Over time I’m sure to come up with other ideas and recipes… but today… enjoying a small bowl of creamy vanilla yogurt  covered in berries.  Oh, my!  It doesn’t get much better than this, does it?

 

Here are a few more breakfast ideas…

 

Honey Drizzled Homemade Waffles - Sweeten their Day with Love and Honey from Don Victory Comb Honey - AnExtraordinaryDay.netSweeten Their Day with Love and Honey

Delicious and Easy Cheesy Supper and Breakfast Biscuits Recipe AnExtraordinaryDay.netEasy Cheesy Breakfast Biscuits

Make a Delicious Blueberry Coffee Cake - AnExtraordinaryDay.netMake Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

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Comments

  1. Non fat Greek yogurt is my lunch go to. I began to drizzle just a dab of honey over the top and stir in. My friend’s husband is a bee keeper and the honey has been very good this year.

    We made an excellent layer with cream cheese, already low in fat but added calcium. Almond extract was added and beaten for five minutes along with two tablespoons of honey per 8 oz block. This whipped up light and so tasty. We added two capfuls (1/2 teaspoon) of a good quality almond extract. Ours was decadent with a brownie bite, this, then fresh strawberry on top. It was so good. We tried vegan cream cheese but had to add lots of lemon juice fresh squeezed and a teaspoon of almond extract. In bottom of a pan I toasted over high heat ot meal uncooked and slivered almonds. Watch!! It can burn. I just shook pan like in popcorn. Added a drop of honey. Then layered the cream cheese dessert with vegan cream cheese for a friend who cannot eat dairy. It was tasty. Yummy ideas you have

  2. This looks absolutely delicious, Diane!

  3. Sounds refreshing and yummy. Would you believe I only recently started eating yogurt? Kind of forced myself to start eating Greek yogurt because it’s so good for you and now I’m really enjoying it. 🙂

    Pinning. Happy Thoughts of Home.

    • When I was first married I ate yogurt and then kinda got away from it. I’m so loving this super creamy Greek yogurt and my husband who has an incredible sweet tooth could eat it every day. Go figure. Thanks for popping by Stacey.
      To good health! Cheers!

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