Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Greek Yogurt Parfait

Ever watch a cooking show on TV & see a recipe that looks nothing short of 
"I cannot wait to make that"?

That's exactly how I found this keeper of a recipe & I am delighted to share it with you today!
Thank you, Ree {Pioneer Woman} for a delicious treat.

Here's my adapted recipe:

24 oz. plain Greek yogurt
1/4 - 1/2 cup heavy cream, half & half, or milk {totally your preference}
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. brown sugar
2-3 cups fruit

Mix the yogurt, cream, and vanilla, whisking carefully until combined. 
Generally I use a low-fat milk to keep the calories down, but I've even used a tablespoon or two 
of flavored liquid coffee creamer {Nestle Italian Sweet Creme or Coconut Cream} 
for an added flavor boost. 

Now we will begin to make the parfait in layers.
{I make it in a bowl, more family style, as opposed to individual cup servings.}
In a medium bowl, pour half of the yogurt mixture.
Sprinkle half of the brown sugar evenly over the top of the yogurt mixture, but do not stir!

Layer on the fruit of your choice.
A mix of berries works really great, but so does just about any other fruit.
I've used fresh & frozen ... either work fine.
{I especially love to use bananas & peaches!}

Repeat layering, using the remainder of the yogurt, brown sugar, & fruit.
Cover the bowl with foil or plastic wrap and tightly seal the edges. 
Place in the refrigerator for at least 20-30 minutes. 

Something akin to amazing happens right here!
The brown sugar hardens & forms a bit of a crusty layer on top of the yogurt ...
just an added bonus to this already perfect dessert.

**If you'd like to make individual parfaits, you can put the recipe all together, minus the fruit.
After it's been refrigerated for 20-30 minutes or when you are ready to serve, 
place a small handful of berries (or other fruit) into bowls or cups. 
Spoon some of the yogurt over the fruit. 
There will be creamy areas and brown sugar areas. 
Repeat the layers, ending with fruit on top. 

Be prepared to want one of these every day!
Don't say I didn't warn ya ;)


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  1. This looks so good! Have a wonderful weekend, sweet friend!!

    1. Thank you, Ashley. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods =)

  2. well, Holly, it's quite nice to have ya =) Walnuts & craisens in the greek yogurt would be a great flavor burst!

  3. Oh my, that does look delicious. Thanks for the recipe and . Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. Oh my goodness - this looks SO good.

  5. I've been trying to get more yogurt in my diet. this looks delicious!