Sep 19, 2008

Crispy Yogurt Cream

Filed under: Desserts,Recipes — Tags: , , — Kay @ 1:35 pm

Luscious. That’s the only word that came to mind as I was shooting this photo. This (to me) looks so enticing it’s hard to believe it’s not fattening.

Such an easy recipe, all you need is a handful of ingredients and time. Still had quite a bit of yogurt left after yesterday’s Yogurt Salad Dressing. Here’s a novel idea – make crunchy frozen yogurt cream! Just turn it into a guilt-free dessert. It’s pretty, quick, healthy, tasty and -last but not least- it’s fun to make with kids.


2 cups yogurt
1/4 to 1/2 cup cornflakes
3 tbsp honey


It’s really that basic, only 3 ingredients. I’ve dropped 2 cups of yogurt in a freezing container. Softer plastic works best because the yogurt will expand once it freezes.

I used my beloved Cuban honey (spiked with lemon), but use whatever you have around. I’ve added 3 tbsp, if you like it sweeter, add more. You can also add some fresh lemon or orange juice for a little extra flavor and vitamin C kick.

I only had this in my pantry. What can I say? The box promised me I’d look good in a bikini in only 2 weeks! I somehow never got the memo explaining I would first have to starve myself by only eating 2 bowls of this a day. I’m such an easy marketing target, it’s sad.

Normally I’d go for crunchier cereal containing some kind of nuts, just to get a little crispiness and extra flavor in there, but I wasn’t quite desperate enough to grab my kid and run to the store. In stead I just pouted, pouted a little more and then settled for merely cornflakes.

Fill 1/4 to 1/2 a cup and press down with your hand a little so the bigger pieces break but won’t end up completely grinded. Add your cornflakes to the yogurt and mix everything well.

Cover the container and put in your freezer.

After freezing for two hours, take it out and give it a good stir to prevent ice crystallization. Put the lid back on and put back in the freezer now for a few more hours.

Freeze it for another 4 to 5 hours and your yogurt will be ready to serve (forgot to take a photo of that, sorry). Drag an ice scoop across the yogurt creating tight rolls. Serve in a pretty glass. Garnish with fresh fruit, a few crushed cornflakes, a nice drop of honey and some fresh mint.

A little touch of summer in autumn!

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    1. 1

      Wow, this looks excellent and so easy. That’s my kind of recipe and low fat too, even better.

      Jenna on Sep 19, 2008 @ 10:03 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Oh my I’m glad you commented on my site so I could find yours. This looks scrumptious!!

      Deb on Sep 20, 2008 @ 1:05 am Reply
    3. 3

      This looks wonderful! I have those ingredients at home right now, so I think I will make this tomorrow! YUM!

      Tamara on Sep 26, 2008 @ 5:09 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Awesome! I am going to try it tomorrow :)

      san on Sep 30, 2008 @ 4:01 am Reply
    5. 5

      Sounds so simple to make with only basic pantry items but looks good enough to satisfy major sweet craving! Beautiful photos, wow!

      lalaine on Oct 18, 2008 @ 11:30 pm Reply
    6. 6

      This is such a great idea for a treat–very easy to add different additives like berries and nuts.

      Squeaky Gourmet on Sep 9, 2009 @ 12:34 am Reply

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