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I love yogurt, especially with fruit. Today I made this Raspberry Cherry Yogurt Parfait, and it is a delicious snack.
To create this, I made a Raspberry-Cherry sauce and then layered it with Vanilla Bean Yogurt. The sauce was made by combining raspberries and cherries with a little bit of water, and then cooking it down to release the liquid.
I added a cinnamon stick to the sauce so that it would have a subtle cinnamon flavor. The fruit is sweet enough that it didn’t need to add any extra sugar or sweetener.
The yogurt comes in three flavors, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Bean. I bought some of each, and I used the Vanilla Bean in this recipe.
I layered the fruit sauce with the yogurt in shot glasses to make pretty parfaits. The sauce isn’t thick, so I didn’t even try to make distinct layers, I just added a bit of yogurt and then some sauce and let them mix together to form pretty swirls. I topped it all off with a little sprinkling of cinnamon.
- 1 cup Cherries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup Raspberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 16 oz Vanilla yogurt
- Put the cherries and raspberries in a sauce pan and add the water and cinnamon stick.
- Cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes until the fruit crushes and makes a sauce.
- Layer a spoonful of the yogurt in a shot glass, followed by a spoonful of the sauce. Tap the shot glass gently on the table to make the layers swirl together.
- Continue to fill the glass to the top repeating layers, and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
- One container of yogurt is enough for about 2 parfaits.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135 Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 75mg Carbohydrates: 25g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 21g Protein: 6g
The parfaits were delicious, and are the perfect size for a quick afternoon snack. The Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt is tasty enough to feel decadent, but more nutritious than ice cream. Mid-afternoon is when I start to feel like I need a snack, and with a fruit filled yogurt parfait I can have a dessert without the guilt. Of course the yogurt also makes an excellent breakfast too!
What is your favorite afternoon snack?